Updated COVID-19 Needs Assessment

In August 2020 we re-surveyed organizations in the region regarding their needs as the pandemic continued. One hundred eleven organizations responded. Follow this link to see a summary of the results.

Community Assessment -Fostering Leadership in the CFSCNY Region

In early 2019 we again contracted with Horn Research to conduct a regional qualitative assessment of the barriers preventing and potential strategies to address four key areas: a Potential Impending Leadership Gap; Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; Workforce; and Economic Development.

The new community assessment will inform our grant making, convening, and strategic alliances going forward.

Young Professional Advisory Committee

Photo of Young Professional Advisory Committee meeting taking place

The Community Foundation convened a group of young professionals in early 2019 to bring their voices to the table as we commissioned a community assessment of workforce and leadership issues and examined the future of philanthropy in the region. This dynamic group has met monthly since March, participated in a focus group highlighting their concerns, awarded grants to two area non-profits, and opened a fund dedicated to supporting the professional and personal growth of their peers.  

Grants awarded:

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park $1,000 for a web-portal that will support the professional development of zoo staff (Broome)

Commerce Chenango $500 for the Young Professional kick-off event in Norwich (Chenango)

2015 Regional Needs Assessment

In 2015 we contracted for a comprehensive needs assessment which informed our grant making and strategic planning from 2015 to 2018. These findings are still relevant to the needs of our communities and our grantmaking and convening activities.

Click here to find the 2015 assessments for: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga Counties, and for the resources and reports used, for further reading.

Click here for a two-page summary.

Scatter Maps of Needs Assessment Related Services
These maps, by county, show services available to address identified community needs. They are intended to help you identify where and what services are available in selected categories.

Sincere thanks to Martha Engle, recent graduate of the Binghamton University MPA Program, for the year’s worth of work it took to make these maps!