Mission: To provide community leaders seeking to create a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient Bay Area with previously hard to acquire data on systemic inequality.
Background: Produced by the San Francisco Foundation, PolicyLink, and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California (PERE), the Bay Area Equity Atlas tracks the state of equity across the region and equips community leaders with data to inform solutions that drive inclusive prosperity. The Atlas was designed to help close the region's equity gap by building a shared understanding about the importance of equity to the region's future; providing a set of equity metrics to support more informed decision-making; sharing effective and promising strategies focused on equitable growth; democratizing data and make it more accessible; and increasing the capacity of change-makers and advocates to use data to advance policy solutions.
Outstanding Web Features: The Atlas provides data for two hundred and seventy-two geographies, including the region as a whole, the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma), six large Bay Area cities (Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Sunnyvale), ninety-five other Bay Area cities and towns, a hundred and nineteen unincorporated areas identified by the Census for statistical purposes, and the state of California. With a focus on twenty-one equity indicators disaggregated by race, income, and geography, the Atlas tracks change over time across the nine-county region, providing a robust dataset that reveals where the greatest disparities lie, and where significant strides have been made. Visitors to the site can also browse information about and resources related to indigenous populations in the region; browse and/or download Equity Profiles, reports, data snapshots, and fact sheets and infographics; and read about the organization's latest work and examples of equity data catalyzing community action and policy change. Visitors to the site can also get information about upcoming webinars or dig into an archive of recorded webinars; learn more about the site's data, team, and advisors; and/or check out recent media coverage of the effort.