The Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by Philanthropy Northwest, is a statewide pooled fund of philanthropy partners to support 2020 Census outreach, education and resources to ensure a robust and accurate count. Key goals of the fund include:
- Increase communication and coordination of work around the 2020 Census in Washington
- Achieve effective, efficient, strategic and increased philanthropic investments
- Support education, community outreach, regional communications, policy advocacy and other “Get Out the Count” activities
- Prioritize funding for outreach in hard-to-count communities
For more information on the statewide Washington Census Equity Fund, please see the background information in Making Washington Count in 2020.
Washington Census Equity Fund News and Updates
October 2019: FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT - RFP Opened October 28, 2019. Applications are due on November 22, 2019.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open. $600,000 will be available for grants. Eligible organizations are invited to apply for grants between $5,000 and $20,000 for 2020 Census related activities. Grant amounts will depend on the proposed scope of work. We are prioritizing funding to organizations that will engage with and conduct outreach in hard-to-count communities. For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, visit our Funding Opportunity webpage.
Applicants are encouraged to review existing resources before applying:
June 2019: Census Outreach Efforts Receive $1.5 Million to Support a Full and Accurate Count in Washington State
With more than $16 billion of federal funding for critical state infrastructure at stake in the 2020 Census, philanthropic partners announced $1.5 million in total grants to enable community-based organizations to conduct effective outreach in communities across Washington state. Read More
For more News and Updates, please visit 2020 Census News.
Join the Washington Census Equity Fund
The Washington Census Equity Fund will maximize the impact and effectiveness of strategically invested philanthropic resources to ensure a robust and accurate count across the state. If you would like to invest or align your funding to the statewide Washington Census Equity Fund in order to maximize your impact, please contact the Washington Census Equity Team for more information.
Support the Statewide Washington Census Equity Fund
A robust census is the first step in making sure that our communities have good jobs, roads, schools, healthcare and other social services - now and in the future. Everyone, individuals and organizations, can make a difference in local communities by contributing to the Washington Census Equity Fund.
For more information on the statewide Washington Census Equity Fund, email Ankita Patel, public policy and advocacy manager at Philanthropy Northwest. Current grantees and community-based organizations may email their inquiries to our fund directly.
- #2020Census - for general 2020 Census information
- #WAcensusequity - for information specifically about the statewide Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by Philanthropy Northwest