The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida is proud to announce the launch of our Census 2020 Action Center. The Nonprofit Center is supporting charitable, tax-exempt organizations in Northeast Florida working to help persons and families the Census considers Hard to Count complete the Census. The Nonprofit Center’s efforts include:
- Training for nonprofits on the 2020 Census conducted in partnership with the Florida Nonprofit Alliance
- Disbursing grants to nonprofits to support their efforts to reach Hard to Count populations, including the following groups
- Families with children under five
- Immigrants and Refugees
- LGBTQ+ individuals
- Persons without ready and reliable internet access
- Hiring a Census 2020 Coordinator, Dr. Standralyn Terry
The Nonprofit Center believes that accurate census data are vital to the health and sustainability of our region as well as our local nonprofit sector. More than one third of Florida's General Revenue is made up of federal aid dollars and many nonprofits provide crucial services through these funding streams. Programs ranging from the Children's Health Insurance Program to the Community Development Block Grant have funding models that rely on the accuracy of census data.
Through May 31, 2020 The Nonprofit Center awarded more than $40,000 in mini grants to programs doing direct community outreach to participate in the 2020 Census.
The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida made the following grants from its 2020 Census Small Grants Initiative fund:
$1,250 to support its awareness and advocacy for seniors to participate in the 2020 Census.
$2,750 to provide secure 2020 Census access to Hard To Count residents.
$3,084 to provide secure 2020 Census access in its resale store, food pantry, mobile health unit & food distribution site.
$2,757 to expand its Adult Literacy Program to include Census 101 sessions and dedicated secure access to its participants.
$1,550 to expand its Operation Family First community initiative to include 2020 Census Access to 250 residents.
$3,150 to host The Jamboree on Avenue B promoting 2020 Census participation and to provide secure access to 1,500 residents.
$2,250 to host a Community Census Kick-Off Event and a ‘Count Me In’ party for after-school program participant families.
$3,600 to provide Census education and outreach to seniors receiving meal delivery and other seniors engaged with ElderSource.
$2,000 to provide translators and materials for Census education and outreach.
$800 to provide two iPads for program participants to use to complete the Census.
$2,000 to provide technology and outreach to expectant parents across 3 zip codes.
$4,700 to provide technology and Census outreach to low-income individuals residing in group housing.
Thank you to our generous sponsors
The Nonprofit Center Census 2020 Mini Grant program is supported through the generous commitments of The Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, to identify, support, and fund projects by nonprofit organizations that are committed to ensuring a complete count of Northeast Florida residents during the 2020 Census. Our Mini Grant Program prioritizes supporting outreach initiatives led by organizations already serving Hard-To-Count populations and census tracts.