Cinnamon Network has developed a system to measure and report the collective social impact of the Church in local communities – we call it the Cinnamon Faith Action Audit.

Our approach, and the data it provides, has helped transform the relationship between churches and civic leadership in communities around the world. It has also positively shifted perceptions about the role and value of the church in society.

On this page you can find details of all our completed Faith Action Audits and see firsthand how the church is transforming communities around the world.

Our Faith Action Audits

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Illawarra, Australia

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East New York, United States

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Washington Heights & Inwood, United States

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Illawarra, Australia

Australia has just published its first Cinnamon Faith Action Audit in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. The results offer powerful evidence that ‘faith really is a force for good’.

Behind the numbers is the story of a region where people genuinely care about one another, where the least are not forgotten, and where faith organisations play an active role in the community.

THE PEOPLE IMPACT

The audit revealed the number of people being served annually by the local faith community is…

141,676
(more than half the population of Wollongong and Shellharbour combined)

THE FINANCIAL IMPACT

The social impact value of the activities provided by churches and other faith-based organisations is…

$9,710,210
(to the Illawarra region every year)

THE ACTIVITIES

The number of community service activities captured in the Illawarra Cinnamon Faith Action Audit is…

143
(addressing 15 of the greatest social needs)

Read the first Cinnamon Faith Action Audit in Australia

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East New York, United States

In 2019 we showed the huge impact the faith community has in East New York. The Cinnamon Faith Action Audit was done in partnership with LEAD.NYC as part of a 10-year project to measure and support the church’s transformational impact in the city.

THE VOLUNTEER IMPACT

1,203,179
Volunteer hours were given to those in need during a year by the faith community.

(The number represents 521 full time employees)

THE SERVICES IMPACT

661,441
Paid hours of service were given each year by the faith community.

(The number represents 328 full-time employees)

THE FINANCIAL IMPACT

$45,107,455
The value of services given to East New York by the faith community every year.

(The combined value of volunteer and paid service)

Read the full East New York Report

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Washington Heights & Inwood, United States

The Washington Heights & Inwood areas are at the northern end of Manhattan Island in New York City, as part of Cinnamon Network’s collaboration with LEAD.NYC a Faith Action Audit was done in this part of the city to measure the church’s transformational impact in the city.

THE FINANCIAL IMPACT

$41,081,875
The value of services given by the faith community every year.

(The combined value of volunteer and paid service)

THE PEOPLE SERVED

16,806
People were served daily by the faith community.

(With over 60,000 being served each year)

THE VOLUNTEER IMPACT

1,083,060
Volunteer hours were given to those in need during a year

(The number represents 578 full time employees)

Read the full Washington Heights & Inwood Report

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