Data Driven Detroit (D3), an affiliate of the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making. D3 is a statewide organization with a focus on the city of Detroit. Launched in 2009 with funding from The Skillman Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, D3 incorporates features of “neighborhood data systems” that currently operate in many cities across the country. These systems encourage the direct and practical use of data, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for residents in distressed urban neighborhoods. Championed by the Urban Institute, such systems are part of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a highly regarded consortium of organizations dedicated to the democratization of data. In October 2009, D3 became a member of this elite and distinguished program.
D3 houses a comprehensive data system that includes current and historic demographic, socioeconomic, educational, environmental, and other indicators. This data system allows analysts to illustrate complex relationships by combining different datasets to reveal the true stories of our regions, cities and blocks. D3 is committed to serving all communities by adapting data into different formats for different audiences.
In December 2012, after an extensive period of review, discussion and due diligence, Data Driven Detroit became an affiliated program of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. This move has strengthened D3′s operations and increased our exposure to a statewide network of member nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.
Visit www.DataDrivenDetroit.org to learn more.
Data Driven Detroit provided research support for Creative State Michigan.