Yolo Community Foundation announces grants for Census 2020 outreach

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The Yolo Community Foundation has opened applications for its Census 2020 outreach grants. They are making grants of up to $10,000 to support organizations that are developing and implementing strategies to maximize Census 2020 participation from Yolo County’s hardest to count populations, those communities that have historically been undercounted. Grant applications are due Thursday, Oct. 10. They anticipate granting up to a total of $30,000 in this round of funding. (Information about future funding will be available later this fall.)   For complete details about the current funding opportunity and to apply, go to: grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=srcf    The 2020 Census is coming, and the Yolo Community Foundation is partnering with California and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation to ensure that ALL people in Yolo County are counted. Since 1790, the United States has taken a count of the population every decade, as required by the U.S. Constitution. The census counts every person living in the U.S. — regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The federal government uses Census data to determine how much federal funding to send to states and local governments around the U.S., as well as how many seats each state receives in Congress. In the 2010 Census, 77 percent of Yolo County residents were counted; we seek to increase that figure in 2020. There are a number of communities that the Census Bureau recognizes as hard-to-count, based on social and economic barriers. They include communities of color, rural residents, low-income households, and immigrants that are already socially, economically or politically marginalized. Yolo County’s hardest-to-count communities include: Households with limited English proficiency, non-family households, households that moved recently, households below 150 percent of the poverty line, and low-broadband households (because the 2020 Census will be conducted primarily online). See a PDF with an overview of Yolo County’s hardest-to-count populations and census tracts here: census.ca.gov/htcfactsheets/  Yolo Community Foundation executive director Jessica Hubbard said, “It is in the best interest of all Yolo County residents to ensure that the 2020 Census counts every individual living in Yolo County. Our local nonprofits are best equipped to share this message with our community, and we look forward to partnering with them and supporting them to do so.” The Yolo Community Foundation will host an optional information session for potential applicants on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 4-5pm in our office at 724 Main St., Woodland (inside the Yolo CASA offices). RSVP to info@yolocf.org   More information is available at: http://www.yolocf.org/grants/census-2020/  About the Yolo Community Foundation The Yolo Community Foundation inspires giving, supports philanthropists, and serves the nonprofit community in Yolo County. The organization offers donor-advised funds and other philanthropic vehicles, donates to local nonprofits through the Buck Education Grant, fosters volunteerism through the Yolo Youth Scholarship Awards and annual Philanthropy Day program, and supports local giving via its involvement in the Big Day of Giving. YCF currently has 55 philanthropic funds valued at $4.5 million and is an affiliate of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.]]>

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