Mission: THE CGSC FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE UNITED STATES ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE IN EDUCATING LEADERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY IN THE FOLLOWING SIX MISSION AREAS: E ... (More)

Command and General Staff College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2006, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.cgscfoundation.org

  100 STIMSON AVE STE 1149
Fort Leavenworth KS 66027-2301


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Command and General Staff College Foundation is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

89

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Finance & Accountability, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

88

out of 100

The score earned by Command and General Staff College Foundation is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

88

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

64.82%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

28/28 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Has Audit/Review

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.46%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization.

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Command and General Staff College Foundation reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the CGSC Foundation’s fundraising efforts due to U.S. Army issued safety guidance that restricted in-person attendance of events and in-person fundraising efforts. Limited in-person attendance likely deterred program sponsors. The CGSC Foundation applied for and received funds from the PPP Loan program via the CARES Act. This loan has since been forgiven. The CGSC Foundation increased virtual and online fundraising, including participating in Giving Tuesday Now in May 2020 and other email-driven fundraising campaigns.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

The COVID-19 pandemic restricted execution of in-person CGSC Foundation programs and events. In-person attendance was limited due to COVID-19 safety concerns, and some programs required restructuring in order to be offered virtually. Programs that could not be moved virtual were postponed or cancelled. The CGSC Foundation looked for opportunities to partner with and/or support community programs that served the CGSC Foundation’s audience throughout the pandemic.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

The CGSC Foundation adapted in-person programs to virtual programs whenever possible during the pandemic. This included both existing lecture series/events and new programming that had not launched prior to the pandemic. Programs that could not be moved virtual were postponed or cancelled. The CGSC Foundation sought out new community partners, and worked with them to better serve the CGSC Foundation’s audience. Additionally, CGSC Foundation staff were encouraged to broaden their skills by attending webinars focused on fundraising, donor relationships, and non-profit best practices.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

The CGSC Foundation intends to continue offering completely virtual programs and programs with virtual attendance options in the future. Leadership and staff will incorporate more detailed contingency plans and increased flexibility when planning future programs and events.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Command and General Staff College Foundation cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Command and General Staff College Foundation reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$161,933

Spent in most recent FY

41%

Percent of program expenses


THE COLONEL ARTHUR D. "BULL" SIMONS CENTER FOR INTERAGENCY COOPERATION: THE FOUNDATION ENRICHES THE COLLEGE'S ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT, FOSTERS A STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND THE PRIVATE S ... (More)


$112,505

Spent in most recent FY

29%

Percent of program expenses


COLLEGE SUPPORT: THE FOUNDATION ENRICHES THE COLLEGE'S ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT, FOSTERS A STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ENHANCES THE INSTITUTION'S RESEARCH ACTIVITIES,  ... (More)


$7,782

Spent in most recent FY

2%

Percent of program expenses


OUTREACH PROGRAM: THE FOUNDATION FOSTERS A STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR THROUGH OUR OUTREACH PROGRAM. THIS IS OUR THIRD LARGEST PROGRAM AND INCLUDES EFFORTS BY THE F ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Command and General Staff College Foundation is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


The CGSC Foundation supports the Soldiers, families, faculty, and staff of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College through scholarship, outreach, and Soldier and family programs.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


To assist in the development of Leaders of character and competence, prepared to serve the Nation in the 21st century.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: To enhance the education experience of Soldiers, developing leaders of character and competence, ready for the unique national security challenges of the 21st century.

Goal Type: Focus on core programs to achieve mission and scale back on programs not seen as core.


Goal Two: To foster strong relationships between the American people and the U.S. Army, uniting civilians and Soldiers.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: To support Soldiers and their families, strengthening connections between parents and children, spouses and partners, and the community.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

The CGSC Foundation encourages staff to take advantage of opportunities to increase their education and learn new skills that enable them to better execute current Foundation programs and that will benefit the Foundation in the future. Additionally, Board Members are required to attend orientation and training that prepare them to support and advocate for the CGSC Foundation during their time on the Board of Trustees. CGSC Foundation staff attend webinars and other training at multiple points throughout the year, and new board member training is facilitated annually.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

CGSC Foundation leadership regularly partner with like-minded service organizations and community groups to execute programs that move the Foundation’s mission forward. The CGSC Foundation also partners with public and private sector organizations to present programs and events in accordance with the Foundation’s mission. CGSC Foundation leadership works closely with the leadership of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and Army University to ensure CGSC Foundation programs align with the goals and desired outcomes of the College and Army University. The CGSC Foundation also participates in conferences and symposia with academic institutions and subject matter experts, and the Foundation publishes the research presented at these events. The CGSC Foundation promotes its programs and events on its website, in the local press, via social media, and through marketing and advertising.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


The CGSC Foundation adapted in-person programs to virtual programs whenever possible during the pandemic. This included both existing lecture series/events and new programming that had not launched prior to the pandemic. Programs that could not be moved virtual were postponed or cancelled. The CGSC Foundation sought out new community partners, and worked with them to better serve the CGSC Foundation’s audience. Additionally, CGSC Foundation staff were encouraged to broaden their skills by attending webinars focused on fundraising, donor relationships, and non-profit best practices. By adapting to the COVID-19 safety guidelines set forth by the U.S. Army, the CGSC Foundation was able to continue providing programs that directly enhance the education of future leaders and support military families.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

86

out of 100

Command and General Staff College Foundation has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 80/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

86

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

80/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 80 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 3 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices




Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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