Community Leadership

Insight RegionTM

The Center for Community Research at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Insight Region
Insight Region™ is a growing hub for reliable, well-researched, and actionable data and analyses on issues critical to Northern Virginia. Through this work, we seek to inform charitable giving, inspire civic and social action, and foster a more inclusive, prosperous region.

In 2021, Insight Region will focus on understanding and promoting Inclusive Prosperity – increasing self-sufficiency, expanding economic opportunity, and forging pathways for long-term movements out of poverty for all of Northern Virginia’s residents.

We will be adding content regularly as we build out this community resource, including new research briefs and reports and an updated news feed to share data, research, and insights produced by the Community Foundation and our research partners on issues relevant to the region.
Mark Scarano"Community Business Partnership has been long concerned about the health of our region’s minority-owned businesses, especially during the COVID-19 economic downturn. Thanks to “Supporting Northern Virginia’s Minority-Owned Businesses,” a data driven report that was issued by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and their research center Insight Region, we now have actual data and statistics to focus our own strategic planning and to influence civic-minded funders."
- Mark Scarano, Executive Director, Community Business Partnership”

Research Briefs and Reports

The Community Foundation has produced data-driven reports to better understand the needs of the region. Read our briefs and full reports or executive summaries which highlight our key findings.
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Our News

Read the latest data, research and insights produced by the Community Foundation and our research partners on issues relevant to the region. 
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Insight RegionTM Events

Insight Region Housing Brief Event
The Community Foundation will hold events to share the data from many of its brief reports and publications throughout the year. Elizabeth Hughes, Senior Director of Insight Region, will join issue area experts in meaningful discussions on the implications of the data within our region and how all sectors of our community can work together on solutions.