FaithX Receives High Impact Award at Esri Partner Conference for Exceptional Achievement

The FaithX Project
Posted Mar 14, 2022

The FaithX Project received the High Impact Award at the 2022 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) held in Palm Springs, California March 5–7, 2022. This award was presented to FaithX for compelling use of Esri technology to make an impact on current issues around the world.

The FaithX Project is a faith-based nonprofit consulting, research, and resource development practice. Its mission is to help congregations survive and thrive in challenging times through data-grounded missional discernment and planning, and more effectively engaging the neighborhoods and populations they serve. This award was in response to work FaithX has done in using interactive GIS technology to displace systemic racism in Long Island in collaboration with the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and our affiliate, Datastory.

Esri is the global leader in location intelligence with a network of over 2700 partners around the world. The award winners are organizations that have demonstrated innovative and creative ways to solve complex problems by using Esri’s ArcGIS software and those who have done exceptional work in advancing geographic information systems (GIS) technology. The FaithX Project was one of 26 Esri partners worldwide that received an achievement award at the conference.

“Esri congratulates The FaithX Project on their 2022 EPC award in recognition of their innovative work leveraging ArcGIS software,” said Robert Laudati, Director of Global Partners and Alliances at Esrii. “We are proud to partner with FaithX to foster the use of GIS technology in support of our mutual customers.”

“The FaithX Project is honored to receive Esri’s High Impact Award from Esri” said Rev. Ken Howard, founder and executive director of FaithX, “in recognition of our ground-breaking work in using interactive GIS data to create new and more enduring meaning stories to displace the false and pernicious narrative that supports systemic/structural racism.

About FaithX

The FaithX Project is a faith-based non-profit consulting, research, and resource development practice helping congregations survive and thrive in challenging times through data-grounded discernment. Founded in 2016 in the Washington, DC area, FaithX is ecumenical and interfaith in its approach, working with congregations from all denominations and religious traditions, and the denominational and judicatory bodies that support them, in all 50 US states, several US territories, as well as Australia, Canada, Haiti, and the United Kingdom. FaithX is doing innovative, groundbreaking, data-grounded discernment work in neighborhood missional intelligence, mapping and mitigating systemic/structural racism, and helping congregations leverage their properties and buildings to attract resources and services to communities they serve. Visit us at

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at