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Kitsap Community Foundation collaborated with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (Pierce County) and applied for funding with the Office of Financial Management (OFM) to support 2020 Census outreach and education in Kitsap County.

  • $160,000 is available for regranting in Kitsap County.

  • Single organizational funding requests must be between $1,500 to $10,000.

  • Collaborative networks may request funding amounts of $20,000 and more.

  • Funds applied for must be spent by April 30, 2020.

  • Applications open September 30, 2019

  • Applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Kitsap Community Foundation is providing funding for outreach and education to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. The purpose is to use this moment-in-time awareness and action to build connective tissue, trusted relationships and channels for communication, across diverse voices in Kitsap County. 

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Census Grants 2020

In addition to demonstrating how the grant funds will be used to build Census participation in hard-to-count populations, successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how the grant funds will improve relationships with leaders, networks, associations, and organizations across geographic, mission, and demographic sectors, yielding long-term connections to, and trust with, hard-to-count populations. Hard-to-count communities include indigenous peoples, immigrant/refugees, LGBTQIA, low-income, non-English speakers, people of color, persons experiencing homelessness, persons with mental or physical disabilities, renters (housing), rural communities, senior citizens (over 65 years), young persons (under 18 years), children (0-5 years), military, and those attending postsecondary institutions. Learn more about "hard-to-count" communities here.


Kitsap Community Foundation 2020 Census grants can be used for communications, outreach materials, community gatherings, staffing, travel, interpretation/translation, and other expenses to reach hard-to-count populations through networks’, organizations’, and associations’ regular course of business.

Tribes, local government, networks, organizations, associations and collaborative networks whose members, clients, and constituencies include hard-to-count populations serving communities in Kitsap County. Applications must name a fiscal sponsor or lead organization to receive funding.

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