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Grant opportunity: Census outreach


Forefront’s IL Count Me In 2020 Funders’ Collaborative has offered a grant opportunity to engage in Census 2020 outreach efforts in hard-to-count communities. Illinois community-based organizations can submit their RFPs through the

online portal until Feb. 28. You can download a paper copy of the RFP here.

The IL Count Me In 2020 Funders’ Collaborative is a collaborative of Illinois foundations that have joined together to support coordinated census outreach in hard-to-count communities across the state. Co-chairs of the Funders’ Collaborative, Mark Murray of the Field Foundation and Deborah Bennett of Polk Bros. Foundation, have worked hard all year to help secure contributions for this pooled fund. This fall, Forefront worked closely with several foundations through a smaller working group to create a pertinent grant application, drawing from the 2010 IL Count Me In RFP, that the larger Funders’ Collaborative for 2020 is reviewing to inform the RFP for Census 2020. Read more.

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