2014 Community Assessment
United Way of Treasure Valley is committed to providing a Community Assessment every three years to help the Treasure Valley determine needs and trends, define barriers to the success of programs, recognize gaps in data, and identify opportunities for progress.
Utah Foundation was retained by United Way to conduct independent research to obtain accurate, reliable and unbiased data on the demographic, social and economic conditions in the Treasure Valley.
To inform this Community Assessment, United Way focused on ensuring input from diverse voices. Specifically, United Way worked with a Community Assessment advisory group; convened local leaders for Community Assessment discussions; and held focus groups with nonprofit organizations and service providers, as well as individuals using community-based services.
The Utah Foundation also held focus groups – both with residents utilizing social safety net and with service providers – and performed written surveys, a literature review and personal interviews. Research began in October 2013 and continued through March 2014.
2014 Community Assessment /// Partners
- United Way of Treasure Valley
- The Gardner Company
- Wells Fargo
- Saint Alphonsus Health System
- St. Luke’s Health System
- Delta Dental of Idaho
- Regence BlueShield of Idaho
- West Valley Medical Center
- the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children