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Michigan Gateway Community Foundation

Fostering a community of philanthropy, for good, forever.

three stars

89.15

111 Days Avenue Buchanan, MI 49107
tel: (269) 695-3521   Web Site
EIN: 38-2180730

Board Leadership
Louis A. Desenberg
Chairman

CEO
Rob Habicht
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.15 three stars
  Financial 96.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

From a single community beginning in October of 1977, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has evolved into a full service, accredited, and standards compliant Foundation serving Southern Berrien County, focused on Niles and Buchanan, and all of Cass County. We seek to responsibly and wisely manage resources by attracting and holding permanent endowments from a wide range of donors and addressing community needs by effectively distributing the Foundation's resources.

From a single community beginning in October of 1977, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has evolved into a full service, accredited, and standards compliant Foundation serving Southern Berrien County, focused on Niles and Buchanan, and all of Cass County. We seek to responsibly and wisely manage resources by attracting and holding permanent endowments from a wide range of donors and addressing community needs by effectively distributing the Foundation's resources.

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Financial

four stars

96.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 13.48
  Program Expenses Growth 31.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Gateway Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Gateway Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation (MI) 89.15 three stars
Central New York Community Foundation (NY) 92.08 four stars
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 96.13 four stars
Hampton Roads Community Foundation (VA) 96.12 four stars
East Bay Community Foundation (CA) 93.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,177,723
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,177,723
   Program Service Revenue $282,817
Total Primary Revenue $1,460,540
   Other Revenue $1,065,524
TOTAL REVENUE $2,526,064
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,352,028
   Administrative Expenses $123,172
   Fundraising Expenses $51,596
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,526,796
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $999,268
   
Net Assets $19,582,565

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Scholarships $1,076,619 79.6%
Restricted Net Asset Fund $275,409 20.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 06/01/2020 89.15 three stars
2018-03 11/01/2019 90.51 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 38-2180730
Name in IRS Master File MICHIGAN GATEWAY COMM FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (903) Community trust or component
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,484 6.12% Robert N. Habicht President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation (MI) 89.15 three stars
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (MA) 89.73 three stars
Community Foundation for Monterey County (CA) 94.69 four stars
Essex County Community Foundation Incorporated (MA) 91.89 four stars
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (MI) 88.18 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation
111 Days Avenue
Buchanan, MI 49107
tel: (269) 695-3521
fax: (269) 695-4250
EIN: 38-2180730

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Board Leadership

Louis A. Desenberg
Chairman

CEO

Rob Habicht
President & CEO

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