Funders Census Initiative
What is the Funders Census Initiative?
The Funders Census Initiative (FCI) is an ad hoc working group, housed at the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation, which is committed to stimulating interest in the Census among funders and their grantees. It works to move both groups to support, contribute, and engage in efforts for a fair and accurate decennial count, with a focus on hard-to-count communities.
Why We Organized
Accurate census data are essential for the fair distribution of political representation at the national, state, and local levels, and for the fair allocation of government resources. Billions of federal and state dollars are distributed to communities based on census data. Yet historically, the census has missed disproportionate numbers of racial minorities, immigrants, children, and the poor, leading to inequality in political power, government funding, and private-sector investment for these communities.
What We Offer
To the left you will find a list of useful links to census websites. The menu on the right serves as a repository for information generated through funder involvement in the 2010 Census. It is geared to provide ongoing census updates and information to assist funders in the lead up to the 2020 Census. If you would like FCCP to post a resource to this page, please contact us at the phone number below.
In each category you will find the following:
Census News Briefs archive, timelines, maps, press releases and more.