Census 2020: What Missouri Nonprofits Need to Know
With the count kicking off on April 1, an accurate count in the 2020 United States census will be especially important for the nonprofit sector. Census data determines congressional representation and allocates over $675 billion in federal funding to support key social services, health care and education in communities across the country. Because historically marginalized populations are at a greater risk of being undercounted, the census’ impact on the nonprofit sector is especially acute.
Nonprofits rely on accurate census data to inform decision-making for grants, programming, and overall community impact. For every adult and every child that is not counted in the census, Missouri will lose $1,300 in federal dollars every year. The 2020 Census is our chance to make sure the hard-earned tax dollars sent to Washington D.C make their way back to Missouri.
Join us to learn why it’s important to raise awareness of the 2020 Census in your community and among the population you serve, and how you can make sure everyone in your community is counted.
Emmett Morris, Partnership Coordinator for the State of Missouri, U. S. Census.Bureau. Prior to this he was a Partnership Specialist in Missouri. In the 1990 Census, he was the Regional Census Information Officer for Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. His experience includes serving as a Senior Vice President for Phillips-West Public Relations and Communications, teaching national, state and local government and politics at a community college, and working as a housing restoration and architectural consultant.
Denise St. Omer, VP of Grantmaking and Inclusion Initiatives, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Denise oversees all major grants and discretionary funds, and leads equity and inclusion work as for the foundation. With an asset base of more than $2.4 billion, the Community Foundation ranks among the top 1 percent of community foundations in the country. Denise trains and speaks nationally as a member of the Equity Advisory Group for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and was recognized in the 2016 class of Ingram's Women Executives of Kansas City.
Jim Torres, Program Manager of Health Insurance Services at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. Jim manages a team of dedicated Health Insurance Counselors helping patients and consumers get health coverage through MOHealthNet or the Health Insurance Marketplace. Jim has a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Park University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.