The 2020 Census Working Group of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers issued this report to highlight some of the activities that were undertaken by community groups, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and the philanthropic sector in the region to ensure that we had an accurate 2020 census, and provides a look at planning for the 2030 census.

This report spells out in more detail why community organizing is such an effective strategy, describes the extraordinary work and hard-won victories of community organizing groups in the Greater Washington, DC region, and proposes concrete steps funders can take to support and strengthen the community organizing groups and infrastructure around the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV).

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Fiscal Management Associates – Meyer Foundation Webinar Series Many organizations are facing challenges in response to COVID-19, so the Meyer Foundation partnered with Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) to ensure nonprofits in our region have the tools and resources to best prepare and respond to these unprecedented times. Recordings and accompanying resources from the webinar series

The 2020 census is rapidly approaching, determining where the government allocates tax dollars, resources for human services, the number of congressional seats that will prevail for the next 10 years, and more. A complete and accurate count demonstrates the best of our democracy and has the power to advance racial equity in our communities.

A Vision for An Equitable DC by the Urban Institute, and commissioned by the Meyer Foundation and the Consumer Health Foundation, examines census data around income and assets, employment, education, health, and housing to compare the current reality of racial inequity for DC residents with a vision for what equity would look like.