DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality public information for effective decision making.
DataHaven is a partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a collaborative national effort by the Urban Institute and approximately 40 local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building. We are also a partner of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, a new statewide initiative to further the use of high-quality data in state policymaking.
DataHaven is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and has been supported through grants and/or in-kind assistance from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the United Way of Greater New Haven, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the NewAlliance Foundation, the Carolyn Foundation, the Connecticut Data Collaborative, the Graustein Memorial Fund, the Corporation for National and Community Service (SEEDCo), the Regional Water Authority, the City of New Haven, Yale University, and other partners. In 2010, Mark Abraham was hired as the organization's Executive Director.
Since 1992, DataHaven has worked with area organizations to create community indicators, reports, and online tools in an effort to make information more useful to the community. In 2003, we launched our first interactive data website and rebranded ourselves as DataHaven. Our website initially facilitated the distribution of the Compass Community Indicators Survey and Report, a comprehensive analysis of issues facing the Greater New Haven Region. DataHaven is registered as the Regional Data Cooperative for Greater New Haven, Inc.
Our core product is an interactive, web-based resource (www.ctdatahaven.org) that allows access to a wide range of accurate and relevant data on our region in a user-friendly, region-specific, one-stop data web site. The site contains thousands of community indicators that can be accessed, analyzed and downloaded, as well as a central place to access community planning documents and reports.
A Supportive Resource for Area Organizations
In addition to its core activities, DataHaven provides a limited amount of free technical assistance and training to many local nonprofits, governments, researchers, and other organizations each year, as well as to the general public. DataHaven is also working on a number of fee for service-based projects with community collaboratives and institutions to expand the use and understanding of high-quality public information at the local, regional and state levels. We provide comprehensive services such as report writing, mapping, data analysis, address geocoding, survey design and collection, and assistance with grants or needs assessments. Please contact us if you have a question or would like assistance. Please refer to our list of services and training resources, and contact us if you would like to discuss a possible partnership.
DataHaven maintains extensive economic, social, and health data on the 22 towns of South Central Connecticut that are included in the regions served by either the United Way of Greater New Haven, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Regional Growth Partnership, the South Central Connecticut Council of Governments, or the Regional Workforce Development Board (see Map of Towns included in DataHaven and boundaries of different regions). We also collect a large amount of statewide data for comparison purposes, and through our partnership with the Connecticut Data Collaborative.
Additional information about our organization, such as links to projects that we are currently working on, may be found online at the DataHaven page on our collaborative "Knowledge Center."
We are happy to answer questions and provide assistance to organizations within our region. Please view our contacts page for more information on how to reach us.