Every ten years, communities across the country have the opportunity to count themselves in the social fabric of the United States. At GPNP, we are collaborating with local cross-sectoral partners to mobilize nonprofits for a complete count because:
- Nearly $30 billion in annual federal funding comes to Pennsylvania through critical programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the National School Lunch Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and more
- Nonprofits are trusted community voices that can best communicate to, assist, and motivate response to the Census among historically undercounted populations, including people of color, immigrant and refugee communities, families with children under five years of age, low-income residents, individuals with disabilities, etc.
- Decennial Census data impacts apportionment, or the number of representatives Pennsylvanian’s have in Congress
Become a Census Hub
GPNP partnered with the Allegheny County-City of Pittsburgh Complete Count Committee to host trainings for nonprofits to become Census Hubs, sites to provide assistance, information, and accessibility for residents to complete the 2020 Census.
Nonprofits Lead the Count: Preparing Your Organization for the 2020 Census
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1-4pm at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
Conducted in partnership with the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management and the Allegheny County Complete Count Committee.
During this interactive and hands-on workshop, you will hear from officials at the U.S. Census Bureau, representatives from local government, and community partners about efforts underway in Pittsburgh and throughout Allegheny County to increase participation in the 2020 Census.
This 3-hour session will equip nonprofit organizations of all sizes with the right tools to become Census Hubs, including how to:
- Use data to inform Census outreach strategies in your community
- Educate your organization’s staff, clients and patrons about why the Census matters and how to combat misinformation
- Identify resources available to engage and mobilize individuals to complete the 2020 Census
National, Statewide, and Regional Resources
The compilation of resources below is intended to assist nonprofits in their outreach to their constituents regarding the Census.
- American Library Association
- Arab American Institute: 2020 Census Arab American Research and Messaging
- 2020 Census Disability Community Toolkit
- 2020 Census Faith Toolkit
- 2020 Census Bureau Toolkit
- 2020 Census Snapshot: American Indian/Alaskan Native
- Census Bureau – Language Guides (Arabic, Bengali, Nepali, Polish, Spanish, etc.)
- Count All Kids: Community Engagement and Toolkit
- Count Us In: Webinars for the AANHPI community (Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)
- Counting Everyone in the Digital Age
- Funders’ Census Initiative: 2020 Message Testing Results
- The Leadership Conference Education Fund: Will You Count? African Americans in the 2020 Census
- NALEO: ¡Hágase Contar!
- National League of Cities: Municipal Action Guide – Preparing for the 2020 Census
- National Urban League: 2020 Census Resource Guide
- Natives Count: Working to Ensure an Accurate Census 2020
- Why the 2020 Census Matters for Rural America
- The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
- Keystone Counts: Who Might Be Missed?
- PA DCED Census 2020 Outreach Grant Program
- Pennsylvania Counts 2020
- Pennsylvania Employment Opportunities – Census Bureau
- Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia – 2020 Census
- Philly Counts 2020
- Allegheny County-City of Pittsburgh Complete Count Committee Organizational Toolkit
- Allegheny County 2020 Census Action Plan
- Census for a Cause
- Census 2020: Western Pennsylvania Regional Counties Mini-Grants Program
- Jefferson Counts Census Toolkit
- Penn Township, Westmoreland County – 2020 Census
- The Pittsburgh Foundation: Census 2020 Mini-Grants Program
- Washington County Pennsylvania 2020 Census Complete Count Program
- Westmoreland Census 2020
 “Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more,” Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Cassie Miller, January 15, 2020 https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/heres-whats-at-stake-for-pennsylvania-in-the-2020-census/
 “Who Might Be Missed?” Keystone Counts Coalition, https://www.keystonecounts.org/who-might-be-missed