As you may know, the 2020 census is a public policy priority for Arizona Grantmakers Forum because we understand that a fair and accurate count matters to philanthropy and to Arizona. We invite you to join us on June 6, 2019 for an Arizona Grantmakers Forum meeting co-hosted with Arizona Community Foundation to hear an opportunity to partner with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund on an effort to engage Arizona’s hard-to-reach, hard-to-count communities in the census.
In 2018, AGF began convening members to share what’s at stake in Arizona for the upcoming census, including the threat of the citizenship question, a possible legislative seat and increased eligibility for federal funding. We asked members at these meetings to share with us opportunities to work together and complement each other’s efforts.
Last month, Arizona Community Foundation informed us about the NALEO Educational Fund’s plan to hire a census coordinator to serve Maricopa, Yuma, Pima and Pinal counties. The cost of one census coordinator to serve this territory is $126,000. ACF is granting $35,000 and at least one other member organization is considering a grant. To gauge member interest and seek additional partners, ACF asked us to convene a meeting and invite NALEO to present. NALEO is the national leader in advocacy to ensure that the census provides the most accurate portrayal possible of the Latino community and the entire population.
At the meeting, NALEO Educational Fund CEO Arturo Vargas will brief members on the need for the coordinator and opportunities to invest in the position. Following his presentation, we will hold a funders-only discussion.
To join by phone, dial 1.866.740.1260 and enter code 9772756#
To join by video conference, click here.