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POSTPONED: Webinar: 2020 Census: Understanding the Service Based Enumeration for Accurate Data, Equitable Resource Distribution, and Fair Representation

This program has been postponed. Please check back for the rescheduled date.

Co-sponsored by Funders' Committee for Civic Participation

After years of challenges, the 2020 Census headcount is complete. However, the work to ensure a fair and accurate census isn’t over, especially when it comes to making sure people experiencing homelessness are fairly counted and equitably represented as local and state governments engage in resource allocation and redistricting. Given the importance of the count for funding, policy decisions, and redistricting, funders must understand and engage in the post-count processes. to amend the data now and improve the process for future counts.

During this webinar, we will explore what happened during the 2020 Census count, the status of data analyses efforts, and strategies to improve the data, specifically among people experiencing homelessness. We’ll also hear how funders can support operations to impact the quality of the Census data, engage around fair redistricting, and ensure people experiencing homelessness are part of that assessment.


  • Beth Lynk, Census Counts & The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Meghan Maury, LGBTQ Taskforce
  • Stephania Ramirez, California Community Foundation

This program has been postponed. Please check back for the rescheduled date.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, pleasecontact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.  


This webinar will last 75 minutes.

January 22, 2021 at 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Lauren Bennett ·

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  • Lauren Bennett
    published this page in Programming 2020-12-15 19:11:32 -0500

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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