The San Antonio Area Foundation awarded $50,000 to help fund backbone staffing support to the Alamo Regional Data Alliance (ARDA) through 2017. ARDA is a vibrant network of people like you whose mission is to collectively support the Alamo Regional in implementing and strengthening the policies and programs needed for data-driven decisions to be made throughout the community. CI:Now has been providing backbone staffing to ARDA since its September 2016 founding using its own operating grants from the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.
Since 2014 SA2020 has contracted with CI:Now to collect and analyze its community indicator data and consult on the best ways to visualize and communicate about that data. This year SA2020 re-upped and expanded the partnership to include the development of new SA Tomorrow indicators. In support of local efforts to adopt an equity lens, CI:Now will also slice key indicators like poverty by City Council District. SA2020’s Data Dashboard will be updated in conjunction with this year’s Impact Report, tentatively scheduled for January 2018 release. You can find the 2016 Impact Report here.
The San Antonio Area Foundation renewed its partnership with CI:Now, Moriarty Consulting Group, and Redline Leadership Group to staff the SALSA (Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio) collective impact initiative to improve and sustain quality of life for San Antonio’s growing older population. CI:Now’s role is data support, assisting SALSA partners throughout 2017 in targeting shared priority outcomes, defining indicators to measure progress on those outcomes, understanding the factors behind our current status and trends, choosing strategies to achieve the targeted outcomes, and developing and implementing an action plan.