Project Team Components

This page lists the core roles needed for the equity atlas project team. The specific types of organizations that are tapped to fill these roles and their relationship to the project will vary based on each community’s organizational context.

Project Team Component


Types of Organizations That Could Potentially Fill This Role

Project Sponsor

Broad relationships and credibility within the community, a commitment to equity, and a track record of effective policy analysis and advocacy

Regional coalitions, nonprofit community-based organizations, foundations, advocacy groups

Data Partner

Expertise in data collection and preparation with a particular emphasis on the types of data relevant to the equity atlas (e.g., demographic, built environment, infrastructure, and health)

Academic institutions, think tanks, government agencies, nonprofits

Mapping Partner

Expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) and cartography

Academic institutions, think tanks, government agencies