Advancing Racial Justice


Building a data-driven movement to advance racial and economic equity.

Systemic racial inequity affects every community in the U.S. Through bold and tailored strategies, PolicyLink believes these gaps can be closed—and all can benefit from shared prosperity. 

Partnership start date: 2017

Total funding committed: $1,856,363

Region: United States


What they do
PolicyLink’s work focuses on how people are working successfully at the community level to use local, state, and federal policy to create conditions that benefit everyone, especially people in low-income communities and communities of color. 

What our partnership does
Tableau Foundation is working with PolicyLink to build their internal capacity to visualize and share data from their National Equity Atlas, the American Community Survey and more sources. With these visualizations, PolicyLink can further inform and support policy advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels for individuals of color and historically marginalized communities.

The Racial Equity Data Lab

Comprehensive tools for furthering equity analysis in Tableau

This new platform from the National Equity Atlas, a partnership between PolicyLink and USC's Equity Research Institute, offers starter dashboards, how-tos, datasets, and guides for conducting local-level analysis to further advocacy and action.

Visit the Lab

Explore the latest on PolicyLink

PolicyLink and Tableau team up to put data at the center of equity efforts

The three-year, $1.4M partnership will connect advocates with data to help drive local policy action.

Driving state and local policy change through data

PolicyLink's Alliance of Boys and Men of Color uses data to advance policies that improve outcomes for students of color.

Watch: Data supports policies to protect youth of color

At TC19, PolicyLink presented on how their data-driven efforts are shining a light on the need for an equity lens on school discipline in the state.