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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc.

Responding to Need & Seeding Innovation in the Region

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four stars

95.23

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

Board Leadership
Bernard Mustafa
Chair

CEO
Eileen M. Ellsworth
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.23 four stars
  Financial 94.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of grants awarded
533
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
7,173,510
Number of donor-advised funds
210
Value of Asset Base
56,476,400
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

94.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.39
  Program Expenses Growth 15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. (VA) 95.23 four stars
Santa Barbara Foundation (CA) 95.50 four stars
The Boston Foundation (MA) 92.75 four stars
The Greater New Orleans Foundation (LA) 91.06 four stars
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (VI) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,285,362
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $293,528
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,578,890
   Program Service Revenue $602,205
Total Primary Revenue $14,181,095
   Other Revenue $2,503,207
TOTAL REVENUE $16,684,302
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,289,114
   Administrative Expenses $334,421
   Fundraising Expenses $467,372
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,090,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,593,395
   
Net Assets $54,900,721

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
Donor Advised Funds $5,901,966 71.2%
Giving Circles $1,115,608 13.5%
Discretionary Grant Funds $959,940 11.6%
Scholarship Funds $311,600 3.8%

Ratings History
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 95.23 four stars
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)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,000 2.42% Eileen Ellsworth President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. (VA) 95.23 four stars
New York Community Trust (NY) 96.26 four stars
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (VA) 92.25 four stars
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (MA) 89.73 three stars
California Community Foundation (CA) 91.24 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

Bernard Mustafa
Chair

CEO

Eileen M. Ellsworth
President, CEO

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