Community Fact-Gathering Plan


This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project ( to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.

Users are encouraged to customize the worksheet (both content and formatting) to meet the needs of their respective organizations. A Word verison is attached. A writable PDF version is also attached.




  • Write your definition of community below as defined in Defining Community.
  • Fill in column 1 (Community Information) by writing in all the "high priority" areas as identified in Selecting Facts to Collect About Your Community.
  • Fill in column 2 by considering known sources and by researching other sources.   
  • Fill in column 3 by assigning a person responsible for gathering the facts.
  • You may want to copy the blank page, should your list be longer.

Definition of Community:

EXAMPLE for a fictitious child-care organization in Denver, Colorado.  Definition of community: City and County of Denver, Colorado 

Community Information

Fact Source

Responsible Person (fictitious)

Racial/ethnic breakdown of population

2000 U.S. Census

Catalina Jimenez

Percentage of monolingual Spanish speakers in population

2000 U.S. Census

Joe Young

City/County Government Agencies with childcare centers in predominantly Latino neighborhoods 

Denver Department of Health and Human Services

Janice Doe


Community Information

Fact Source

Responsible Person



































Name of Organization __________________________________________


Date Exercise Completed _________