Community Foundation of Central Georgia is one of 10 community foundations across the U.S. participating in On the Table, a national initiative funded by , a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2019, in partnership with the Twin Lakes Library System, On the Table expanded to Milledgeville. Throughout the Milledgeville-Baldwin County region, on October 30, 2019, nearly 1,000 people participated in over 100 On the Table conversations in offices, parks, churches, schools, restaurants and homes; over breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Organizations and individuals of all ages, from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds shared perspectives on the issues and opportunities facing our region and made connections to support future collaborative action.
All registered On the Table participants were invited to complete a survey conducted by national public opinion research firms Hart Research Associates and Public Opinion Strategies. The online survey gave us a deeper understanding of the conversations held and had a total of 136 adult and 1 youth participants to respond. A summary presentation of findings from the survey, along with a data exploration tool that allows the results to be sorted based on specific topics and demographics, is available below.