2020 Census Nonprofit Resources

Unifying the voice of nonprofits to leverage their power

2020 Census

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[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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

Register online

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.



Southwestern PA


[1] “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/

[2] “Who Might Be Missed?” Keystone Counts Coalition, https://www.keystonecounts.org/who-might-be-missed