2020 Census - St. Louis Community Foundation

St. Louis Regional Census Fund Grants Over $430,000 to Support Community-Based Organizations

The St. Louis Community Foundation (STLCF) along with 10 other local funders came together in 2019 to form the St. Louis Regional Census Fund to grant nonprofit organizations funds to increase awareness of the 2020 Census in the St. Louis and surrounding areas. In November 2019, the Census Funding Group granted over $430,000 to provide support to 30 trusted community-based organizations.

Funders participating in the pooled fund include Clark-Fox Family Foundation, Deaconess Foundation, Incarnate Word Foundation, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Marillac Mission Fund, Missouri Foundation for Health, St. Louis Senior Fund, St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, and St. Louis Community Foundation.  The Gateway Center for Giving and the United Way of Greater St. Louis serve as partners in this work.

The fund was created to raise awareness of the 2020 Census in the St. Louis area, and emphasize its importance, particularly in hard-to-count areas. Hard-to-count areas include people of color, immigrants and refugees, non-English speakers, children under five, people living in poverty and people experiencing homelessness.

Organizations who received funding include:

Starting March 12th, you can respond to the 2020 Census at 2020census.gov.