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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc.

Responding to Need & Seeding Innovation in the Region

four stars

92.47

2940 Hunter Mill Road Suite 201
Oakton, VA 22124
tel: (703) 879-7640   Web Site
EIN: 51-0232459

Board Leadership
Kevin P. DeSanto
Chair

CEO
Eileen M. Ellsworth
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.47 four stars
  Financial 90.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a visionary funder that has directed millions of charitable dollars to people in need since 1978. Its mission is to grow philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region. It is committed to building a community that works for everyone. Our community is stronger when all people are respected, welcomed, and invited to share their assets and contributions in community building. We work to bring about a more equitable and inclusive prosperity that marries our economic strength with the full breadth of our diverse community. We are wholeheartedly devoted to our neediest neighbors and most vulnerable and marginalized populations, and work tirelessly to better meet their needs.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a visionary funder that has directed millions of charitable dollars to people in need since 1978. Its mission is to grow philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region. It is committed to building a community that works for everyone. Our community is stronger when all people are respected, welcomed, and invited to share their assets and contributions in community building. We work to bring about a more equitable and inclusive prosperity that marries our economic strength with the full breadth of our diverse community. We are wholeheartedly devoted to our neediest neighbors and most vulnerable and marginalized populations, and work tirelessly to better meet their needs.

Financial

four stars

90.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.30
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. (VA) 92.47 four stars
San Angelo Area Foundation (TX) 87.06 three stars
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 93.08 four stars
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (VI) 89.50 three stars
Orange County Community Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,441,414
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $336,156
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,777,570
   Program Service Revenue $524,693
Total Primary Revenue $13,302,263
   Other Revenue $2,683,722
TOTAL REVENUE $15,985,985
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,785,731
   Administrative Expenses $339,077
   Fundraising Expenses $374,462
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,499,270
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,486,715
   
Net Assets $47,137,196

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
Scholarship Distribution $5,739,315 99.2%
Local Organization Support $46,416 0.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 10/01/2018 92.47 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 51-0232459
Name in IRS Master File THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHERN VIRGINIA 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 November, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$190,000 2.92% Eileen M. Ellsworth President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. (VA) 92.47 four stars
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Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (NV) 99.85 four stars
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 96.79 four stars
Community Foundation for Muskegon County (MI) 90.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc.
2940 Hunter Mill Road
Suite 201
Oakton, VA 22124
tel: (703) 879-7640
fax: (703) 879-7644
EIN: 51-0232459

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Board Leadership

Kevin P. DeSanto
Chair

CEO

Eileen M. Ellsworth
President, CEO

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