Last year, the IL Count Me In 2020 Funders' Collaborative co-chairs, Mark Murray of the Field Foundation and Deborah Bennett of Polk Bros. Foundation, worked hard all year to help secure contributions of $1.65 million in a pooled fund. This fall, Forefront worked closely with several foundations through a smaller working group to create a pertinent grant application, drawing from the 2010 IL Count Me In RFP, that the larger Funders’ Collaborative for 2020 is reviewing to inform the RFP for Census 2020.

On April 3, 2019 Forefront announced the 42 grantees who will participate in Census 2020 outreach and education efforts. Forefront is incredibly proud to shepherd these vital resources to our grantees resulting in their increased capacity and to build even more momentum leading up to the 2020 Census.

GOTC Grantees

Arab American Family Services

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

CHANGE Illinois

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Chicago Urban League

City of North Chicago (via YBLC Inc.)

Claretian Associates

Common Cause Education Fund

Communities United

Enlace Chicago

Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Inc

First Ladies Health Alliance NFP

Gail Borden Public Library Foundation

Howard Brown Health

Illinois Action for Children

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Illinois Migrant Council

Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition

Illinois Partners for Human Service

Latino Policy Forum

Literacy Works

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

NAACP Chicago Westside Branch

Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside)

PASO West Suburban Action Project

Public Narrative

Sinai Health System

Southern Illinois Community Foundation

Southwest Organizing Project

Spanish Community Center

St. Agatha Catholic Parish

The Resurrection Project

United Congregations of Metro-East

United Way of the Fox Valley and City of Aurora

Waukegan Public Library and City of Waukegan

Westside Health Authority

Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP

World Relief (Moline)

Young Men's Christian Association of the University of Illinois

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago