Census 2020 Everyone Counts!: Training for San Diego - Imperial Counties, Community & Business Leaders

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:30am - 12:00pm PST
The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd #200, San Diego, CA 92106
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Please join The San Diego Foundation and San Diego Grantmakers for a training facilitated by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on how San Diego and Imperial County philanthropy, nonprofits and businesses can engage in the 2020 Census. Getting the census count right is critical to making sure our government works for everyone – it will shape our nation’s democracy, public policy, and economy for the next decade. In fact, census data informs how the federal government allocates roughly $800 billion annually in key investments such as transportation, education, and workforce development resources and determines Congressional apportionment as well as redistricting at the state and local level.

We will use this opportunity to identify how to best leverage our resources and advocacy and provide education, training and technical assistance to ensure a complete and accurate count of all people living in California on the 2020 Census.


  • Welcome + Introductions: Debbie McKeon, president and CEO of San Diego Grantmakers, and Mark Stuart, president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation
  • Census 2020: Why It Matters
  • Community Panel
    • Megan Thomas, San Diego Grantmakers (Moderator)
    • Rebekah Hook-Held, San Diego LGBT Community Center
    • Herminia Ledesma, Vista Community Clinic
    • Diana Ross, Mid-City CAN
    • Nancy Sasaki, United Way of San Diego
  • Philanthropic Engagement + Discussion
  • Wrap Up + Next Steps
  • Adjourn

Breakfast provided. Please indicate dietary restrictions at registration.

Training supported by NextGen Policy and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.


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