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Common Counsel Foundation

Expanding philanthropic resources for progressive social movements

84.04

1624 Franklin Street #1022
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 834-2995   Web Site
EIN: 94-3214166

Board Leadership
Dennis Quirin
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.04
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Common Counsel Foundation partners with families and individual donors to expand philanthropic resources for progressive social movements. Through our strategic philanthropic services, we prioritize support for community-based organizations building the leadership of low-income people, women, youth, people of color and others working for justice, equity, and a healthy, sustainable environment.

Common Counsel Foundation partners with families and individual donors to expand philanthropic resources for progressive social movements. Through our strategic philanthropic services, we prioritize support for community-based organizations building the leadership of low-income people, women, youth, people of color and others working for justice, equity, and a healthy, sustainable environment.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

78.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 64.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Counsel Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Common Counsel Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,169,987
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,169,987
   Program Service Revenue $1,571,473
Total Primary Revenue $8,741,460
   Other Revenue $111,102
TOTAL REVENUE $8,852,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,981,004
   Administrative Expenses $307,350
   Fundraising Expenses $78,320
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,366,674
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,514,112
   
Net Assets $12,256,510

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
Strategic Grantmaking $6,606,790 41.3%
Fund Close-Out $6,057,312 37.9%
Fiscal Sponsorship $2,938,698 18.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 84.04
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.02
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.41
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.93
2015-12 06/01/2017 81.81

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-3214166
Name in IRS Master File COMMON COUNSEL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code S50
NTEE Classification Nonprofit Management
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
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 July, 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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Common Counsel Foundation (CA) 84.04
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Miami Foundation (FL) 96.62
Erie Community Foundation (PA) 99.45
The Oregon Community Foundation (OR) 96.41

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Charity Contact Info

Common Counsel Foundation
1624 Franklin Street
#1022
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 834-2995
fax: (510) 834-2998
EIN: 94-3214166

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Board Leadership

Dennis Quirin
President

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