Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Philly Counts 2020 Action Fund

Posted on September 3, 2019

The Corporate and Philanthropy Subcommittee of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Complete Count Committee and Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia are pleased to announce guidelines for the Philly Counts 2020 Action Fund, which will accept grant proposals between August 2019 – Spring 2020 from Philadelphia organizations prepared to support the promotion and completion of the 2020 Census in Philadelphia.

Accurate census data is essential for the fair distribution of political representation and the equitable distribution of resources. Census data also allows for the planning and decision-making for all sectors. Although philanthropy can’t and shouldn’t supplant the government’s responsibility to conduct a proper census, funder engagement in support of the constitutionally required count is more important than ever. The Mayor has allocated $975,000 in FY20 budget to fund the Philly Counts 2020 office and operating costs. The Philly Counts 2020 Office is a unit within the Managing Director’s Office in the City of Philadelphia.

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia and Philly Counts 2020 have partnered to launch The Philly Counts 2020 Action Fund. The Action Fund seeks to ensure Philadelphia communities receive their fair share of federal dollars and representation as a result of a complete count of all Philadelphians. The Action Fund has announced a grant opportunity for Philadelphia organizations seeking to promote and support a fair and accurate count in the 2020 United States Census.

Click here for more information and to apply.


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