Research & Public Policy

In setting priorities alongside community and developing corresponding strategies to create change, the Foundation builds our community’s shared knowledge base through data and the perspectives of people living, working and learning across our region.  

These efforts include commissioning, supporting and collaborating on issue-based and general research to inform decision-making and taking a convening role in civic engagement, bringing community stakeholders together around matters of public policy that impact strategic priorities. 

Research reports 


Public policy & community change efforts 

The Foundation engages in public policy matters and community change efforts through and alongside its many community partners. Learn about some of the cross-sector teams leading this work: