Investing in Inclusion: The LGBTQ+ Community & the Census

Open to: 
Missouri funders & grantmakers
Thursday, June 13, 2024
12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
Virtual - National Zoom Webinar
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The work of the U.S. Census Bureau is far reaching: how & who we count matters to Missouri. The data gathered informs representation in national policymaking and allocation of public resources. Further, many Missouri grantmakers rely on U.S. Census Bureau data — and research informed by that data — to understand our communities and how to best focus investments for transformational impact. 

And the Census Bureau doesn't just count every ten years...

In 2024, for the first time ever, the Census Bureau will test questions that allow LGBTQ people to identify themselves on the annual American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is the premier source of social, economic, housing, and demographic data on the nation’s population, and these modifications are expected to better ensure the needs of LGBTQ communities are better understood in government programs, policies, funding investments, and enforcement of civil rights laws. 

Philanthropy Missouri invites you to observe Pride Month with a funder briefing about LGBTQ inclusion in the U.S. Census process. Learn more about the ACS updates, related work, the opportunities for funders to get involved, and what success would mean. 

This national webinar will include funders from across the country and is being hosted by Census Equity Initiative with support from Blue Shield of California Foundation, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers In Health, Groundswell Fund, Heartland Fund, Johnson Family Foundation, McKnight Foundation, The Our Fund Foundation, and United Philanthropy Forum.*

Registration is open to any funder at no cost. If you have concerns about the Census Equity Initiative keeping your email, please OPT OUT in the final registration question. 

*Philanthropy Missouri is a Member of the United Philanthropy Forum

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