There were several opportunities to apply for grants/contracts from different funders around the Bay Area that closed recently. The purpose of these grants/contracts were to provide education and outreach to Bay Area residents. The United Way Bay Area and the Bay Area Funders Collaborative funded grant acroe Bay Area, while San Mateo County funded organizations located in, and serving residents of, San Mateo County. To see all the organizations funded to provide census outreach and support in San Mateo County, please click here. This page includes organizations funded by San Mateo County, the Bay Area Funders Collaborative, and United Way Bay Area.
San Mateo County Funding Opportunities
The County of San Mateo is committed to ensuring a complete count of all residents in Census 2020. Large segments of the county have historically been hard to count or are expected to be least likely to respond given the current political climate. Therefore, we aim to work with trusted community partners to educate, motivate, and activate residents in participating in the census. There have been 3 Request for Proposals (RFPs) released to date:
- RFP 1: Outreach and Support, Released July 10, 2019 / Closed August 7, 2019 - located here.
- RFP 2: Mini-Contracts, Released September 16, 2019 / Closed October 9, 2019 - located here.
- RFP 3: Outreach, Released November 25, 2019 / Closed December, 2019 - located here.
- RFP 4: Census Community Events, Released January 29, 2020 / Closed February 10, 2020 - located here.
Other Funding Opportunities
Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative
To minimize the undercount in our region, the Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative - including Silicon Valley Community Foundation, East Bay Community Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers and other funders in the region - accepted proposals to support Census education and outreach efforts to hard-to-count communities in the nine-county Bay Area. Notification of awards happened in August, 2019. The grantees funded are listed on this page.
United Way of the Bay Area
The California Complete Count Office announced that United Way of the Bay Area was awarded the ACBO contract for Region 3, in which San Mateo County is located, for a total of $2.8 million. They issued their 1st RFP in June 2019, with awards decided in August-September 2019. Their second RFP was closed December 4, 2019 and can be accessed here.