The History of the TRENDS Report

The TRENDS Report grew out of the Boulder County Civic Forum, which was launched in 1995 as the Boulder County Healthy Communities Initiative. More than 400 residents identified four visions for a healthy community, including: for the people; for the environment; for the economy; and for culture and society. Many of those 50 indicators are included in this expanded TRENDS Report, more than 24 years later.

The TRENDS Report has been a production of Community Foundation Boulder County since 1999. This report relies on more than 150 indicators of our community’s social, economic and environmental health, plus in-depth community reporting. Together, they form the stories, findings and recommendations you see here. All this, plus a searchable indicators database, is available at commfound.org/TRENDS. New this year, our TRENDS podcast, produced in partnership with KGNU Community Radio, 88.5 FM, brings you regular stories about our community’s most pressing needs.