View or download the Community Needs Assessment Report now.

In 2023, the Putnam County Community Foundation committed to leading a unique Community Needs Assessment which included a community-wide survey. It was conducted in four phases including interviews with community leaders, focus groups with individual communities, a county-wide survey and public listening sessions.

Each phase provided a different perspective on the existing resources and the most significant needs of communities across Putnam County. The insights gained from each phase provided valuable guidance in the Putnam County Community Foundation’s grantmaking and other strategic initiatives. The results from the Community Needs Assessment have also been shared publicly with our Community Partners, grantees, local government and other constituents. 

It is our hope that the information collected through the Community Needs Assessment will allow our community’s decision-makers to come together and create data-informed solutions to the issues that Putnam County residents are most concerned about and interested in addressing.

Our goals for this endeavor were to identify and prioritize needs and assets in Putnam County, unite organizations and resources, and create solutions that produce significant and lasting results.

We are excited to share the results of the Community Needs Assessment with community members. You can view or download the Community Needs Assessment Report now. Please contact us to request a printed copy of the report.

Our team is also available to share the report with you in-person. Individuals wishing to schedule a Community Report presentation for their organization or group may contact Sarah Stone for more information.

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