The U.S. Constitution requires a complete count of the nation’s population every 10 years. Census information is used to determine political representation and drive the distribution of over $675 billion in federal funding. These resources are essential to the well-being of people in all communities. Decisions about your foundation’s focus and investments may depend on how federal funds are distributed and what remaining community needs exist. The 2020 Census’ detailed demographic data helps to shape most of the other federal data surveys, which help inform your grant-making and the outcomes your foundation seeks to address in society. The information is also relied upon by the grantees and communities that you serve.