Using Data to Drive Community Change

Our web-based profiles make information understandable, meaningful, actionable and accessible. Each profile is a launching pad for community-wide dialogues about strengths, challenges and opportunities. Profiles are valuable for informing community planning and strategic development. In order to be effective, these profiles have to be up-to-date and engaging. We handle that, so you can focus on tackling your community's challenges.

Here's How We Have Helped Others

We realize that each community has unique needs and interests. Here are examples of how we've helped meet their needs.

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Mapping Provides Additional Analytical Power, Showing Variations Within Communities

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Data Features Allow Users to Download Data and Customize Charts

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What Others Are Saying About Our Community Profiles

To build a unified vision, we need accurate and broad-based information about our community’s most pressing needs and most promising opportunities. That’s why our first step is to become a dynamic and transparent resource for data, knowledge and insight about the wide variety of social, economic and environmental issues affecting quality of life in Delaware.

Marilyn Rushworth Hayward,
Board Chair of the Delaware Community Foundation's Board of Directors

Community indicators tell the story of our region, helping us to clearly see our strengths and challenges and to focus our efforts to improve. Gulf Coast already uses this kind of data to spot regional trends and direct our funding priorities. Our Board wanted to turn that investment into a community-wide resource that anyone can use.

Mark Pritchett,
Senior Vice President
Gulf Coast Community Foundation

When we prepared our Community Action Plan for Greater Rochester’s Children, we used ACT Rochester data on teen pregnancy, child poverty, infant mortality, and other critical issues to inform us about the most pressing needs of children and families in our community.

Having this information at our fingertips was very helpful to our analysis and we quote this information in presentations and in our advocacy materials for legislators, funders, and the general public.

Jeff Kaczorowski,
M.D., Executive Director
The Children's Agenda

It gives us a common starting point from which to move forward as we think about the issues facing our region and how best to address them. Open access to information about poverty, education, housing, and other areas is extremely important in this regard.

Diana M. Gurieva,
Executive Vice President & CEO
The Dyson Foundation

Good quality and easily accessible data is essential to making good decisions and creating better planning in our community.

Tim Kelly,
Former Executive Director
United Way of Cayuga County

The community indicators website not only provides a level playing field for public discourse by local residents to advocate for better public policy, it also provides a common language for discussion and solution building.

Corrine Ribble,
Former Director of Philanthropy
The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties