Community Indicator Reports

elianapritchettelianapritchett Posts: 5
Conversation Starter
edited February 14 in Fund Development

Hi all!

I received lots of good help and feedback on my last post, so I thought I'd post again.

We are looking in to conducting a community indicator report/needs assessment for our region. I know a lot of other foundations have engaged in this area, so I would love to hear any thoughts on best practices!

Any information on logistics, obstacles, or outcomes would be very helpful. I am curious if other organizations are doing their own reports or contracting with outside firms?

I appreciate your help! Thank you!




  • monikacollinsmonikacollins Posts: 3
    edited March 11

    Outside of our Community Reports, we haven't put together a hard copy community indicator report, but we have put a Delaware County Health and Opportunity Equity Indicator on our website. It's an interactive map that helps layout things like education levels, obesity, asthma, with/without health insurance, etc in the county by zip codes. You can find our map here:

    If you click on the orange button in the corner that says "new map", you can toggle between different indicators.

    Hope this helps!


  • elianapritchettelianapritchett Posts: 5
    Conversation Starter

    @monikacollins this is great, thank you!

  • KateClavijoKateClavijo Posts: 18
    Conversation Starter Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (SLM) 5-Year Anniversary 5 Likes

    Hi Eliana,

    During the pandemic The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) conducted a survey of nonprofits and asked a specific question about perceived needs in the community. It was a very useful data point at the time. We combined survey responses with in-depth interviews of community leaders to inform our grant priorities. I am interested in this thread and can provide our survey and interview questions if you would like. Kate

  • monikacollinsmonikacollins Posts: 3
    edited April 13

    Hi @elianapritchett,

    Excellent idea. I would love it if you would share your survey and interview questions.


  • elianapritchettelianapritchett Posts: 5
    Conversation Starter

    @KateClavijo Thank you! This is such a great idea!



  • monikacollinsmonikacollins Posts: 3

    Thank you@KateClavijo!

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