Community Leadership

Insight Region®

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 focused 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.

In 2022, Insight Region is focused on understanding the impacts of the current mental health crisis on all in our community.  In March 2022, its report Finding our Way Back to Mental Health presented the prevalence of mental health symptoms in our region and addressed the need for accessible, affordable treament in the midst of collective trauma.  Further briefs will focus on particular aspects, helping our community better undrestand the underlying causes and identify community-based actions to address these issues.

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.

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 Region® 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. Denise Bellows, 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.