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The Western New York Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Rapid Discovery Assessment and Recommendations for the Future

April 1, 2022

In an effort to learn more about the current state of Western New York's entrepreneurial ecosystem and to inform future strategy, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation engaged Victor & Company, led by Victor W. Hwang, to conduct a three-month rapid discovery process.This report was written and published by Victor & Company, led by Victor W. Hwang, with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

Here for Each Other: 2020 Annual Report

April 1, 2021

This report was written and published by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

Connected and Automated Vehicles Emerging Technology Skills Gap Analysis

April 1, 2020

This report is focused on connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and will analyze the current and emerging technology workforce in southeast Michigan. It examines occupations that are critical in developing CAV by analyzing data on the workforce's employment trends, local demand, entry requirements, and regional specialties.This report was published by the Workforce Intelligence Network with support by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.

Growing Stronger Together: 2019 Annual Report

April 1, 2020

View the 2019 Annual Report for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The report covers highlights of the foundation's 2019 programmatic grant commitments made in its two regions of Southeast Michigan and Western New York, spotlights on the Foundation's special initiatives, and the Foundation's 2019 audited financials.This report was written and published by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.

Cybersecurity Emerging Technology Skills Gap Analysis

April 1, 2020

This report is focused on cybersecurity and will analyze the current and emerging technology workforce in southeast Michigan. Where appropriate, national comparisons are included as well. This report builds upon and updates the original Cybersecurity Skills Gap Analysis published by WIN in 2017 in connection with the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense.This report was published by the Workforce Intelligence Network with support by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.

Report of Activities: 2016-2018

April 1, 2019

This is the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation's first official "Report of Activities" to the community. The report offers listings of the Foundation's 2016, 2017 and 2018 programmatic grant commitments made in its two regions of Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The report also includes the Foundation's 2017 audited financials.

An Exploration of Family Caregiving

September 1, 2017

To gain a better understanding of the "state of family caregiving," the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation engaged Practica Group, a partnership of anthropologists and marketers, to conduct research and gain broad cultural insight into the everyday lives of this growing community. By presenting these findings, the Foundation strives to provide fresh perspectives on the life of caregivers, the challenges they face, their successes and joys.This publication was researched by Practica Group with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

State of Play: Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes

June 16, 2017

The report is an independent assessment of access, quality, and participation in youth sports in six counties surrounding Rochester. This report offers an independent assessment of the state of play for kids and sports in the six counties within Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes—Livingston, Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, Seneca, and Yates counties. It is anchored in the notion that all stakeholders will benefit if all children in the region, regardless of zip code or ability, are provided access to a quality sport experience. The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program research team produced this State of Play report, analyzing sport programs and facilities in the region through the eight strategic filters ("plays") highlighted in the Aspen Institute's seminal 2015 report, Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game. Supporting Aspen were Rochester Area Community Foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and a task force consisting of youth sport and other leaders from across the region.

State of Play Southeast Michigan

June 1, 2017

This report offers an independent assessment of the state of play for kids and sports in the seven-county region comprising Southeast Michigan—Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, and St. Clair counties. It is anchored in the notion that all stakeholders will benefit if all children in the region, regardless of zip code or ability, are provided access to a quality sport experience.The report was produced by the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program with support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

State of Play Western New York

June 1, 2017

This report offers an independent assessment of the state of play for kids and sports in the eight-county region comprising Western New York—Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. It is anchored in the notion that all stakeholders will benefit if all children in the region, regardless of zip code or ability, are provided access to a quality sport experience.This report was produced by the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.