Most of the community design organizations in this directory are based in architecture. (For academic organizations, this means the program or center is housed in a school of architecture; and for nonprofits and private sector organizations, this means that the organization describes themselves as being affiliated with architecture.)
These are mostly small organizations. Nearly 70% reported having 1 to 5 part time staff. Among academic organizations, the vast majority--nearly 80%--have 6 to 10 faculty members. A small minority of organizations have more than 10 staff members, although larger boards are more common.
The most frequent communities served were described by organizations as underserved, urban, rural, and minority. These organizations are diverse, however, and others focus on serving veterans, the ill, disabled, elderly, youth, and communities in crisis.
While nonprofits and non-governmental organizations are the most common type of collaborator that organizations mentioned, many others work with different levels of government, individuals, and informal groups.
Note that for this and many other data points, organizations may indicate multiple responses--for example, a program hosted by both architecture and landscape architecture departments could indicate both; and most organizations indicated working with more than one community or organization type.