In February 2020, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced $775,000 in grant funding for 34 community-based organizations to support the City’s efforts in educating and engaging residents about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.

The City partnered with Forefront’s IL Count Me In 2020 initiative to disperse a portion of its $2.7 million Census investment – the largest amount of funding Chicago has ever committed to the Census – to grant funding for community organizations. These grant funds were used to support targeted community outreach and other initiatives to help increase Census participation for hard-to-count communities. The City of Chicago contributed $500,000 toward this community outreach effort, Uber provided an additional $100,000, the Illinois Department of Aging contributed $150,000 and the McCormick Foundation contributed $25,000.

GOTC Grantees

Organization Community Area
Carole Robertson Center for Learning North Lawndale and South Lawndale
Center for Changing Lives Humboldt Park, Hermosa, and Logan Square
Center on Halsted Lakeview, South Shore, Uptown
Chicago Reader Citywide
Chicago Veterans Citywide
Claretian Associates South Chicago
Community Organizing and Family Issues Hermosa, Humboldt Park, and Englewood
Faith in Place North Lawndale and Englewood
Far South CDC Roseland, South Shore, and West Pullman
Fathers Who Care Austin, West Garfield and East Garfield
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation Auburn Gresham and Washington Heights
I AM ABLE Center for Family Development Inc. North Lawndale
Institute for Positive Living Douglas, Grand Boulevard, and Washington Park
Japanese American Service Committee Asian American Community
Hanul Family Alliance Albany Park, North Park, and Uptown
Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) Lower West Side and West Englewood
Leave No Veteran Behind Citywide
Metropolitan Tenants Organization Greater Grand Crossing, Lower West Side, and South Chicago
Midwest Asian Health Association McKinley Park, Bridgeport, Armour Square
Muslim Community Inc. Albany Park, Irving Park, Jefferson Park
Northwest Side Housing Center Belmont Cragin
Peace and Education Coalition New City
Puerto Rican Cultural Center Humboldt Park, Hermosa
Red Clay Dance Company Fuller Park
Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE) Englewood and West Englewood
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference West Garfield, New City, Washington Park
Sinai Community Institute Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, and South Lawndale
South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI) Albany Park, West Ridge, and Rogers Park
Spanish Coalition for Housing Hermosa and Lower West Side
St. Paul Church Lower West Side
Teamwork Englewood Englewood and West Englewood
United African Organization Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing
Westside Health Authority Austin, West Garfield and East Garfield
Workers Center for Racial Justice Albany Park, Archer Heights, Edison Park