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The Connecticut Forum

A civil community. A civil society. The Forum Family.

two stars

76.87

750 Main Street Suite 200
Hartford, CT 06103
tel: (860) 509-0909   Web Site
EIN: 06-1343149

Board Leadership
Akhil Johri
Chairwoman

CEO
Doris Sugarman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.87 two stars
  Financial 69.20 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992, The Connecticut Forum is a one-of-a-kind organization serving Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities, and community outreach programs including our award-winning CT YOUTH Forum. Our mission: to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in Forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community.

Founded in 1992, The Connecticut Forum is a one-of-a-kind organization serving Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities, and community outreach programs including our award-winning CT YOUTH Forum. Our mission: to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in Forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community.

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Financial

one star

69.20

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 66.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Connecticut Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Connecticut Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Connecticut Forum (CT) 76.87 two stars
Anita Borg Institute (CA) 92.39 four stars
Collision Repair Education Foundation (IL) 92.54 four stars
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SEG Foundation (OK) 85.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,137,717
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,137,717
   Program Service Revenue $595,514
Total Primary Revenue $1,733,231
   Other Revenue $3,189
TOTAL REVENUE $1,736,420
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,144,107
   Administrative Expenses $169,333
   Fundraising Expenses $175,103
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,488,543
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $247,877
   
Net Assets $306,582

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 76.87 two stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 80.07 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 78.83 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 78.95 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 76.40 two stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 85.71 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 06-1343149
Name in IRS Master File CONNECTICUT FORUM INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(149) Other instruction and training
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, 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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,068 10.08% Doris Sugarman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Connecticut Forum (CT) 76.87 two stars
Working Wardrobes (CA) 87.65 three stars
Summit Academy OIC (MN) 90.19 four stars
PowerMyLearning (NY) 94.28 four stars
Fresh Start Women's Foundation (AZ) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Connecticut Forum
750 Main Street
Suite 200
Hartford, CT 06103
tel: (860) 509-0909
fax: (860) 509-0919
EIN: 06-1343149

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Board Leadership

Akhil Johri
Chairwoman

CEO

Doris Sugarman
Executive Director

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