Surveys & Data Resources
The surveys below represent the Foundation’s commitment to add information of value to the community without duplicating existing data sources. We determine survey projects based on alignment to our priority areas of interest, as well as availability and quality of existing data. Through our reports, we want residents to learn about the issues, monitor change over time and make informed decisions that will contribute to community progress.
2020 Early Childcare & Early Learning Survey
Compared to the state of Indiana, there are more young children in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties who need care because their parents are working or going to school. Children may spend many hours each week with babysitters and childcare providers. How children spend those hours matters. A child’s early years are the critical foundation for lifelong educational and social/emotional development.
This survey project was designed to answer key questions about childcare and early learning for families in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Indiana.
- What types of childcare do families use when they need care for their children?
- What factors do families consider when making choices for childcare?
- How are families, providers and communities creating learning environments for young children?
2020 Greater Evansville Health Survey
The results of this survey will provide important information about the status of residents’ overall health, chronic disease, access to healthcare and health-related behaviors (e.g., smoking, nutrition), and Social Determinants of Health. A comparison with our 2015 Health Survey (below) will provide insight into how these health factors are trending.
Look for the results to be published in September 2020 along with the opening of our Healthy Eating & Active Living grant cycle.
Results from this survey have been used in years past to create policies, systems and environmental changes by organizations and collaborations to monitor progress on certain health issues and to inform decisions for health-related programs and services.
2018 Greater Evansville Nonprofit Survey
This benchmark study captures point-in-time information about the sector’s strengths, risks and opportunities and sets the stage to monitor changes in future surveys.
2016 Community Faith Survey
Data on religious perspectives and practices does not tend to exist at the local level. Because of this deficit of information, and because the Foundation has a priority interest in supporting Christian faith-based nonprofits, we have commissioned a random telephone survey to learn about Tri-State residents’ faith affiliations, beliefs, attitudes, and practices. The next survey will be conducted in 2021.
2015 Tri-State Health Survey
Historically, the Foundation has commissioned a broad health survey of chronic disease prevalence, overall health status, health related behaviors, and access to health care in the Tri-State. In 2015, a random telephone survey collected representative data from over 4,300 adults and for close to 900 children across seven counties. With consideration for the increasing availability of local chronic disease and healthcare data, the next survey in 2020, as well as future versions, will focus more specifically on physical activity, nutrition, and weight related chronic disease.
If you have questions about our surveys, email the Foundation’s Learning & Impact Officer, or call us at 812-437-8260.