United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.
Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. The next Census will take place in April 2020 and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses. The primary and perpetual challenge facing the U.S. Census Bureau is the undercount of certain population groups. That challenge is amplified in California, where more residents are considered traditionally hard to count. Those include foreign-born residents, renters, individuals living in homes without a broadband subscription, people living close to or below the poverty line, and children younger than five years old.
United Way of the Wine Country has joined the effort by partnering with the California Complete Count – Census 2020 initiative for Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. UWWC will serve as the region’s Administrative Community Based Organization in coordination with each county’s Complete County Committee and local partner agencies and organizations. A complete count of our region’s population is essential as the data collected is used for the following:
United Way of the Wine Country is committed to a fair and accurate 2020 Census because if our community is not fully counted in the 2020 Census, we will miss out on investments and resources that we need and deserve. That’s why it’s important to ask for a Census in 2020 that recognizes our community voice and helps make health care, education, and political representation better. A good census is the first step in making sure our community has good jobs, roads, schools, and adequate resources now and in the future. Let’s work together to make our community – and every community- better.
United Way of the Wine Country is excited to announce our Request for Proposal for Census 2020 education and outreach efforts!
Applications are to be submitted to United Way of the Wine Country be emailing completed applications to [email protected] or mailing a hard copy to our office. The RFP is open through 11:59pm PDT on Friday, July 5, 2019. For any questions, please contact Nicollette Weinzveg, Health Program Officer, at [email protected].
United Way of the Wine Country is committed to ensuring a fair and complete Census count in 2020. To minimize the undercount in our region, United Way of the Wine Country is announcing a grant program to support 2020 census education and outreach efforts. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations working to increase 2020 census participation in hard-to-count communities in our seven-county census outreach region (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Trinity Counties). Grant awards will generally range from $3,000 to $20,000. Community based organizations that work with underserved populations and are advancing racial and economic inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.
All application materials must be submitted on or before Friday, July 5th at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be considered.
Applications can be submitted in the following ways:
Email all application materials (in PDF format) to [email protected] ; or
Mail original materials with postmark dated on or before July 5, 2019 to the following address:
United Way of the Wine Country
attn: Nicollette Weinzveg
975 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 160
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Sonoma County Complete Count Committee Kick Off
The kickoff event will start with a press conference promptly at 11 a.m. and followed by an informational session at 12 p.m.
When: Friday, May 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: North Coast Builders Exchange Training Center, 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Please RSVP for kickoff event here by May 10. Space is limited.
For more information on Census 2020, please visit:
Frequently Asked Questions
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