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The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Census 2020

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

We are proud to award $493,216 in state funding in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam to community-based organizations to help increase the 2020 Census count. 

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy (She/Her/Hers)

Starting March 12th, households around the country will receive their 2020 Census mailers with a unique code to complete the survey online. Now is the time to #MakeBrooklynCount — 100%! 
 

Mars Ikeda
Communications Intern

It happens once every 10 years, and it’s just a month away!

The Census is the largest non-wartime activity that America takes on, and so many things in our day-to-day life are determined by the data it collects—from how well-funded our local schools and public transportation system are, to how many representatives a state sends to Congress.

Sabrina Hargrave
Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Brooklyn Borough Hall to distribute New York State funding for Census 2020 outreach in hard-to-count communities. 
 

Sabrina Hargrave
Program Officer (She/Her/Hers)

The New York State Census Equity Fund—of which Brooklyn Community Foundation is a Steering Committee member—has announced its second round of grants, totaling $1,437,000, to 56 organizations to support efforts across the state to reach hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census. 

 

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Our Invest in Brooklyn Dinner, held on Friday, October 18th, featured a powerful discussion with Stacey Abrams and Elaine Welteroth.

Jameela Syed
Development and Communications Associate (She/Her/Hers)
Esmeralda Simmons, founder and executive director of 2018 Spark Prize winner the Center for Law and Social Justice, spoke with us about her work and the importance of celebrating philanthropy in the Black community.
Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Our statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling that the Department of Commerce must provide stronger justification if they are to proceed with the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

Our statement in response to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court on whether Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross can legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO (She/Her/Hers)

While we are pleased to see that advocates were able to successfully push Governor Cuomo and state legislators to fund Census 2020 outreach in the state budget, the $20 million that they have allocated is woefully insufficient and just half of the $40 million needed. Even $40 million would have put New York far behind the $150 million California has invested in Census 2020.

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