Inform to Action

The Community Foundation is proud of our role as convener on emerging and current issues in our region. Part of addressing current needs and planning for the future is developing a deep understanding of our region and the people who live, work, and raise their families here.

The resources listed below capture important data to drive our regional decision making.


Using Data to Inform Action in the Greater Capital Region, the Capital Region Indicators is a joint initiative of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC)Capital Region Chamber The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and  the Capital District Transportation Committee .  This initiative seeks to help a wide variety of public and private organizations better understand the communities of New York’s Capital Region. Using the best available information, the website serves as a common source for data and interactive visualizations that will inform community members on critical topics related to the economic and social health, as well as progress of our region. Click the image below to view the interactive site.

The United For ALICE Project is a nationwide effort to provide a more accurate picture of financial insecurity at the state, county, and municipal level. It provides a framework, language, and tools to measure and understand the struggles of a population called ALICE — an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Click the image below to view the United Way for the Greater Capital Region’s ALICE report analysis.

The COVID-19 Response Recovery Survey is an initiative of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. As a co-leader of the COVID-19 Response Fund, the Foundation and funding partners distributed nearly $1.2M in grants to nonprofit organizations serving individuals and families disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. What’s next? The Community Foundation conducted a survey to better understand the financial and capacity building needs of local nonprofits as they continue to support and serve our region. Click on the image below to view a summary of the results.