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Foundation for MetroWest

Connecting philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need

three stars

82.74

Three Eliot Street Natick, MA 01760
tel: (508) 647-2260   Web Site
EIN: 04-3266789

Board Leadership
Louis Crosier
Chair

CEO
Judith G. Salerno
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.74 three stars
  Financial 76.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Foundation for MetroWest is a philanthropic organization founded in 1995 with a simple philosophy: You can make a world of difference in your own backyard. Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. The Foundation manages philanthropic initiatives for donors and nonprofits, reducing administrative costs while increasing tax advantages. We ensure that gifts go where they will do the most good, now and in the future.

The Foundation for MetroWest is a philanthropic organization founded in 1995 with a simple philosophy: You can make a world of difference in your own backyard. Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. The Foundation manages philanthropic initiatives for donors and nonprofits, reducing administrative costs while increasing tax advantages. We ensure that gifts go where they will do the most good, now and in the future.

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Financial

two stars

76.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.33
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for MetroWest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for MetroWest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foundation for MetroWest (MA) 82.74 three stars
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 91.95 four stars
South Dakota Community Foundation (SD) 90.36 four stars
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (MS) 92.38 four stars
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (MI) 96.39 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,363,504
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $481,625
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,845,129
   Program Service Revenue $-4,767
Total Primary Revenue $3,840,362
   Other Revenue $811,240
TOTAL REVENUE $4,651,602
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,945,159
   Administrative Expenses $420,392
   Fundraising Expenses $489,441
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,854,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,796,610
   
Net Assets $21,776,270

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
Attracting Funds to Distribute Grants $1,945,159 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 82.74 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 85.20 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 89.94 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 89.55 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 89.87 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.95 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.87 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 92.39 four stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 93.11 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 04-3266789
Name in IRS Master File FOUNDATION FOR METROWEST INC
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 August, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,640 5.66% Judith Salerno Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foundation for MetroWest (MA) 82.74 three stars
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (MS) 92.38 four stars
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (MI) 88.18 three stars
Community Foundation for Nantucket (MA) 94.07 four stars
The Greater New Orleans Foundation (LA) 91.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foundation for MetroWest
Three Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760
tel: (508) 647-2260
fax: (508) 310-9076
EIN: 04-3266789

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Board Leadership

Louis Crosier
Chair

CEO

Judith G. Salerno
Executive Director

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