Neighborhood Info at Your Fingertips: An Introduction to DATA2GO.NYC

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 -
2:45pm to 4:30pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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As grantmakers working on complex social issues, it can be hard to get access to the data you need to make good funding decisions. Do you find yourself turning to dozens of sources to get good data? Are you frustrated by data often being out-of-date? Are you having difficulty bringing multiple data sources together to get clear picture of what’s happening in the communities that your foundation’s mission focuses on?
In New York City, there’s a new, free mapping and data tool that brings together for the first time federal, state, and city data vital to understanding inequality and how multiple factors combine to influence New Yorkers’ well-being in every neighborhood. Created by Measure of America with a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the DATA2GO.NYC website and mobile app contain 350 indicators for each of New York City’s 59 community districts, 150 of which are also available by census tract. Many indicators were previously unavailable to the public, such as data on voting and philanthropic giving, or unavailable by community district, such as police and health data.
DATA2GO.NYC brings data across sectors all together, enabling funders and others to understand trends and connections. It also allows users to create unique maps, prepare community district profiles, test relationships between indicators, download data, and print or share their results at the click of a button. All of this can help grantmakers develop responsive funding strategies to evidence-based areas of need. 
Join us in this workshop-style program where you'll participate in an interactive demonstration of DATA2GO.NYC in which funders will share why this tool is uniquely important. You'll also get to pitch your data needs and see if this tool can help address them.
Even if you’re not a New York City funder, this program can help you think about what you might do to inspire the creation of new data sources that help you be a better grantmaker. 
  • How you can access neighborhood level data about New York City using DATA2GO.NYC
  • How to create maps, district profiles, and examine the relationship between data indicators to identify trends and connections
  • Ways DATA2GO.NYC can meet a variety of data needs - please bring yours!


Designed for

All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 4:30 PM  Program

Registration is required by December 1.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)