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Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

Connecting farmers and the community

four stars

91.07

One Sugarloaf Street South Deerfield, MA 01373
tel: (413) 665-7100   Web Site
EIN: 04-3416862

Board Leadership
Al Griggs
Chair

CEO
Philip Korman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.07 four stars
  Financial 93.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy.

CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) strengthens farms and engages the community to build the local food economy.

Financial

four stars

93.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.22
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (MA) 91.07 four stars
Ohio City Incorporated (OH) 88.22 three stars
West Valley Community Services (CA) 91.16 four stars
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Beyond Housing (MO) 90.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $525,024
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $26,616
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $679,660
Total Contributions $1,231,300
   Program Service Revenue $110,059
Total Primary Revenue $1,341,359
   Other Revenue $24,694
TOTAL REVENUE $1,366,053
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,152,904
   Administrative Expenses $79,525
   Fundraising Expenses $141,856
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,374,285
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,232
   
Net Assets $1,691,805

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
Farm and Business Support $531,334 46.1%
Local Hero Program $419,223 36.4%
Local Food for All $163,442 14.2%

Ratings History
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.07 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 92.21 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.17 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.97 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.53 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.43 three stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 88.38 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 04-3416862
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY INVOLVED IN SUSTAINING AGRICULTURE INC
NTEE Code K25
NTEE Classification Farmland Preservation
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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, 2000
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,856 6.32% Philip Korman Executive Director

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Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (MA) 91.07 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
One Sugarloaf Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373
tel: (413) 665-7100
fax: (413) 665-7101
EIN: 04-3416862

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Board Leadership

Al Griggs
Chair

CEO

Philip Korman
Executive Director

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