DataHaven was born of the idea that public data should be easily accessed and widely available. The Community Foundation was there at the start with seed funding to launch the organization. Twenty-five years later, more than 100 public and private organizations across Connecticut use DataHaven's research in key areas such as health, education, civic engagement and economic opportunity to improve programs and change lives for the better.

In 2019, DataHaven will release its next Greater New Haven Community Index on the quality of life in Connecticut’s diverse towns and neighborhoods.

DataHaven is also providing guidance to the City of New Haven as it ramps up the effort for a complete count in the 2020 Census. DataHaven’s Mark Abraham and Josephine Ankrah (pictured) shared some insights on the challenges of complete count efforts at the city’s Census campaign kick-off event at the Hall of Records in January.