Data research for community action
The Foundation is a core funder of The Greater New Haven Community Index, a comprehensive study of the well-being of the region.
The Community Index uses scientific polling surveys and datasets from the U.S. Census and other government agencies to measure the well-being of neighborhoods and towns. The result is an invaluable resource for policy makers, community leaders, nonprofit executives, and anyone in the general public who wants to better understand the health and quality of life in Greater New Haven neighborhoods and towns.
The Community Index is a produced by DataHaven, whose mission is to improve quality of life by collecting, interpreting and sharing public data for effective decision-making.
The Community Foundation also published The Community Progress Report (2016), which presents the data findings of The Community Index through the lens of The Foundation's eight issue areas.