Washington Census Equity Fund

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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

January 2020: Unprecedented Philanthropic Partnership Invests in 2020 Census Outreach Efforts in Washington State

With only a few months until Census Day, philanthropic partners in the Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by Philanthropy Northwest, announced $700,000 in grants to 55 community-based organizations throughout Washington state serving historically undercounted communities. This is the fund’s second, and final, round of grantmaking. Read More. 

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 Conversation with Washington Census Equity Fund

The Washington Census Equity Fund maximizes the impact and effectiveness of strategically invested philanthropic resources to ensure a robust and accurate count across the state. If you would like to align your funding to the statewide Washington Census Equity Fund in order to maximize your impact, please email Ankita Patel, public policy and advocacy senior manager at Philanthropy Northwest. 

Current Washington Census Equity Fund partners include Arcora Foundation, Ballmer Group, BECU, Bernier McCaw Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cedarmere Foundation, Chuckanut Health Foundation, Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, Empire Health Foundation, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Group Health Foundation, Innovia Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Lamb Foundation, Latino Community Fund of Washington, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Microsoft Philanthropies, More Equitable Democracy, Na'ah Illahee Fund, Northwest Area Foundation, Premera, Progress Alliance of Washington, Raikes Foundation, Renton Regional Community Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Sherwood Trust, Statewide Capacity Collaborative, TEW Foundation, United Way of Columbia-Willamette, United Way of Whatcom County, Washington Women's Foundation, Whatcom Community Foundation, Yakima Valley Community Foundation and more.

Questions?

For more information on the statewide Washington Census Equity Fund, email Ankita Patel, public policy and advocacy senior manager at Philanthropy Northwest. Current grantees and community-based organizations may email inquiries to the fund directly.

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  • #2020Census - for general 2020 Census information
  • #WAcensusequity - for information specifically about the statewide Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by Philanthropy Northwest