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Public Policy/Advocacy


“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

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The California Endowment pledged $10 million to the state's $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. The pledge fits in with increased awareness and funding from regional funders of the challenges facing the 2020 Census.

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Can Philanthropy Save a City?

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The cash-strapped city of Stockton is hoping so, courting millions of dollars from private investors
to solve a whole host of social problems.


Census 2020: How Is Philanthropy Responding to the Citizenship Question?

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The inclusion of the citizenship status question on the next census has funders and advocates even more worried about getting a full and accurate count in 2020. The concerns add to earlier warnings about low funding, access and data security.


Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Grants $1 Million to Further Research-Driven Homelessness Policy

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Homelessness Policy Research Institute drives work to end homelessness in Los Angeles
by convening top researchers and policymakers