Over $1M in Mini-Grants Deployed for 2020 Census
Statewide, over $1M in mini-grants ($435,000 in Detroit to many of The Skillman Foundation’s grant partners) has been deployed to educate residents and students about the Census and participation in historically underserved communities.
Michigan Nonprofit Association has been working closely with the US Census Bureau, along with collaborating with the City’s Census efforts.
The Census has a direct impact on all aspects of the Foundation’s work. Those with the most to lose in federal resources and supports are those most at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census, many of which are traditionally served by the Foundation’s grant partners. Partners utilize Census data to conduct research, demonstrate community need, define target populations, and evaluate their work. Detroit youth and their families will be directly impacted by the distribution of federal funds based on the census count.