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Arlington Community Foundation

A community convener and catalyst to improve the quality of life in Arlington

three stars

84.18

818 North Quiuncy Street Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 243-4785   Web Site
EIN: 54-1602838

Board Leadership
Avril Ussery Sisk
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Owens
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.18 three stars
  Financial 81.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Arlington Community Foundation was established in 1991. Arlington Community Foundation uses the power of philanthropy and its role as community convener and catalyst to improve the quality of life in Arlington and beyond. We aim to promote, protect and improve the quality of life for those who live or work in Arlington. The Foundation provides philanthropic leadership and raises capital for grants and scholarships to address community needs now and in the future.

The Arlington Community Foundation was established in 1991. Arlington Community Foundation uses the power of philanthropy and its role as community convener and catalyst to improve the quality of life in Arlington and beyond. We aim to promote, protect and improve the quality of life for those who live or work in Arlington. The Foundation provides philanthropic leadership and raises capital for grants and scholarships to address community needs now and in the future.

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Financial

three stars

81.13

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
91.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.31
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arlington Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arlington Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arlington Community Foundation (VA) 84.18 three stars
The Minneapolis Foundation (MN) 96.47 four stars
Central Indiana Community Foundation (IN) 94.52 four stars
The Boston Foundation (MA) 92.75 four stars
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (NC) 90.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,637,848
   Federated Campaigns $2,099
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $258,780
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,000
Total Contributions $1,918,727
   Program Service Revenue $61,821
Total Primary Revenue $1,980,548
   Other Revenue $-8,844
TOTAL REVENUE $3,403,799
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,148,054
   Administrative Expenses $55,131
   Fundraising Expenses $95,126
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,298,311
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,105,488
   
Net Assets $12,582,072

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
General Grants $1,771,131 82.5%
Scholarship Program $376,923 17.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2020 84.18 three 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 54-1602838
Name in IRS Master File ARLINGTON COMMUNITY 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 March, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arlington Community Foundation (VA) 84.18 three stars
Princeton Area Community Foundation (NJ) 93.98 four stars
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 100.00 four stars
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (WI) 91.98 four stars
The San Francisco Foundation (CA) 94.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arlington Community Foundation
818 North Quiuncy Street
Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 243-4785
fax: (703) 243-4796
EIN: 54-1602838

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Board Leadership

Avril Ussery Sisk
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Owens
President, CEO

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