Methodology

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Purpose

Welcome to the YWCA “National Footprint of Women’s Empowerment” Interactive map! This new online tool showcases the local, state, and regional impact of over 200 YWCAs across the country.

In an effort to better educate various stakeholders, government officials, and local community members about our work, YWCA USA aims to create a comprehensive solution that highlights our community investments in racial justice, economic advancement, and health and safety. Our goal is to use this interactive map, which is backed by data and research, as an ongoing collaboration tool to evaluate existing policies that impact women, girls, and families. It will also serve as a foundation for future policy and program assessments as we strive to support effective policy recommendations that are aligned with YWCA’s overall mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Methodology

The interactive web map displays a variety of data points from both internal YWCA and external data sources. Below, you will find information on how each data point was sourced.

Map Overview Data Points

Data Point Source
Opportunity Zones U.S. Department of Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund
2.2+ M Women, girls, and family members are enrolled across all YWCA programs nationwide 2017 Metrics and Impact Report (MIR), combined data from all local associations
500,000+ Women, girls and family members are becoming and staying safe through sexual assault, trafficking, domestic violence, and gender-based violence prevention programs 2017 MIR, combined data from all local associations across all gender-based violence programs
300,000+ Women, girls and family members are getting and staying healthy through YWCA wellness, recovery, counseling, and exercise programs. 2017 MIR, combined data from all local associations across all health and wellness programs
160,000 Community members are involved in programs, initiatives, and events to eliminate racism 2017 MIR, combined data from all local associations across all racial justice programs
145,000+ Women and children are finding security in YWCA housing, food assistance, and immigrant assistance programs 2017 MIR, combined data from all local associations across housing, food bank, and immigrant assistance programs
260,000+ Women and girls are being empowered, advancing economically, and becoming leaders through YWCA programs 2017 MIR, combined data from all local associations across all empowerment, economic advancement, and leadership development programs

State Level Data Points (“Ywca’s Impact In The State”)
Includes YWCA State Infographics Data

Data Point Source
Total # of women, girls, and family members served by YWCA in the state 2017 MIR, combined data for all local associations in the state
Children, youth, and teens served by YWCA in the state 2017 MIR, combined data for all local associations in the state. Where data was unavailable for a local association from the MIR, the local association was contacted by phone in 2019 to confirm.
Women, girls, and family members served in YWCA domestic violence programs 2017 MIR, combined data for all local associations. Where data was unavailable for a local association from the MIR, the local association was contacted by phone in 2019 to confirm.
Women, girls, and family members served in YWCA economic advancement programs 2017 MIR, combined data for all local associations. Where data was unavailable for a local association from the MIR, the local association was contacted by phone in 2019 to confirm.
Women, girls, and family members served in YWCA housing programs 2017 MIR, combined data for all local associations. Where data was unavailable for a local association from the MIR, the local association was contacted by phone in 2019 to confirm.
State demographics U.S. Census Bureau (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)
Children in K-12 waiting for after-school programs Afterschool Alliance: Afterschool In Your State Map
1 day domestic violence data National Network to End Domestic Violence
Source: 12th Annual Domestic Violence Counts Survey (NNEDV)
% of people of color (statewide) U.S. Census Bureau (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)
% of women in poverty (statewide) U.S. Census Bureau (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)
Median household income
(statewide)
U.S. Census Bureau (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)
% of households receiving SNAP (statewide) U.S. Census Bureau (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)

County Level Data (“State Of Women Empowerment In X”)

Data Point Source
% U.S. women population U.S. Census Bureau (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)
# of unregistered and registered women voters TargetSmart Communications, LLC

TargetSmart’s National VoterBase File consists of data from statewide voter registration files from the 50 states, plus Washington, DC, along with Unregistered Voting Age Person (VAP) records that are acquired from national consumer marketing files. The Unregistered VAP records are consumer occupancy records that are not found on TargetSmart’s current state voter registration files.

The Unregistered VAP records are multi-sourced by various proprietary data compilation methods. A consumer occupancy will appear in the compilation process via events that establish a “commercial footprint” such as — but not limited to — owning a mortgage, having a landline phone contract, or third-party sharing of online purchases/surveys/warranties. Through this multi-sourcing process, a consumer occupancy will be validated, meaning that more than one source is needed to confirm the occupancy.

Local Association Level Data Points

Data Point Source
Local association name 2017 MIR. Where data was unavailable for a local association from the MIR, data was obtained from an ongoing list maintained by the Member Services Department in the National Office .
Link to local association 2017 MIR. Where data was unavailable for a local association from the MIR, data was obtained from an ongoing list maintained by the Member Services Department in the National Office.
Address 2017 MIR. Where data was unavailable for a local association from the MIR, data was obtained from an ongoing list maintained by the Member Services Department in the National Office.
Association programs 2019 Association Program Survey and contact by phone in 2019.
# of women, girls, and family members served 2018 customized fact sheets for 2018 In-District Advocacy Day; for local associations who did not request a fact sheet, data was pulled from the 2017 MIR.
Congressional district(s) The address(es) of each local association was matched with congressional districts on govtrack.us.
# of employees and volunteers 2018 customized fact sheets; for local associations who did not request a fact sheet, data was pulled from the 2017 MIR. For local associations who did not request a customized fact sheet and who did not complete this field on the 2017 MIR, data was pulled from the most recent 990 form.
Total revenues 2018 customized fact sheets; for local associations who did not request a fact sheet, data was pulled from the 2017 MIR. For local associations who did not request a customized fact sheet and who did not complete this field on the 2017 MIR, data was pulled from the most recent 990 form.
Total federal funding 2018 customized fact sheets