In 2013 the United Way of Treasure Valley retained Utah Foundation to perform a Community Assessment of the United Way’s three-county service area. Work was completed in 2014.
The Community Assessment is seen as a foundation to achieve community goals. For the assessment, Utah Foundation analyzed community data as indicators of community success, barriers to reveal hindrances to community success, and opportunities as potential solutions to barriers.
To inform the assessment, Utah Foundation held focus groups – both with residents utilizing social safety net services and with service providers – and performed written surveys, a literature review, and personal interviews.
Take a look at the data snapshot, below.