There were several opportunities to apply for grants/contracts from different funders around the Bay Area that closed recently.  The purpose of these grants/contracts were to provide education and outreach to Bay Area residents.  The United Way Bay Area and the Bay Area Funders Collaborative funded grant acroe Bay Area, while San Mateo County funded organizations located in, and serving residents of, San Mateo County.

San Mateo County Funding Opportunities

NEW: County of San Mateo Community Outreach RFP OCA1003: Released November 25, 2019

The County of San Mateo is committed to ensuring a complete count of all residents in Census 2020.  Large segments of the county have historically been hard to count or are expected to be least likely to respond given the current political climate.  Therefore, we aim to work with trusted community partners to educate, motivate, and activate residents in participating in the census. The County of San Mateo was seeking proposals from Not for Profit organizations for Census 2020 Community Outreach Projects. For a complete description and proposal documents view the website here.

The timeline for this RFP was:

  • RFP Released: November 25, 2019  3:00 pm PST
  • Deadline for questions, comments and exceptions: December 9, 2019  5:00 pm PST
  • Proposal Due: December 19, 2019  15:00 pm PSF
  • Anticipated Contract Award Date: January 2020

County of San Mateo - Mini-Contracts RFP Released September 16, 2019 / Closed October 9, 2019

All documents pertaining to this RFP are located on this webpage here and include the RFP, the Funding Application, and the Budget Template.

County of San Mateo - RFP Released July 10, 2019 / Closed August 7, 2019

The County of San Mateo was seeking proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations for Census 2020 Community Outreach and Support and released their Request for Proposals on July 10, 2019.  For more information, visit the RFP page located here.

Other Funding Opportunities

Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative

To minimize the undercount in our region, the Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative - including Silicon Valley Community Foundation, East Bay Community Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers and other funders in the region - accepted proposals to support Census education and outreach efforts to hard-to-count communities in the nine-county Bay Area.  Notification of awards happened in August, 2019.  The grantees funded are listed on this page.

​United Way of the Bay Area

The California Complete Count Office announced that United Way of the Bay Area was awarded the ACBO contract for Region 3, in which San Mateo County is located, for a total of $2.8 million. They issued their 1st RFP in June 2019, with awards decided in August-September 2019.  They recently just released their 2nd RFP which is due by 5:00pm, December 4, 2019.  The RFP may be accessed here.