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Community Development : Community Foundations

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

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93.95

Larkin at Exchange 726 Exchange Street, Suite 525
Buffalo, NY 14210
tel: (716) 852-2857   Web Site
EIN: 22-2743917

Board Leadership
Melissa Baumgart
Chair

CEO
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker
President, CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.95
  Financial 92.45
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is dedicated to helping donors make the most of their generosity. Since 1919, the Community Foundation has managed endowment funds for individuals, families and organizations, and is currently home to over 800 named funds. Clients choose to work with the Community Foundation because of the flexibility it provides them when directing their gifts, its sound management of clients' charitable assets, and its deep knowledge of community needs and grantmaking.

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is dedicated to helping donors make the most of their generosity. Since 1919, the Community Foundation has managed endowment funds for individuals, families and organizations, and is currently home to over 800 named funds. Clients choose to work with the Community Foundation because of the flexibility it provides them when directing their gifts, its sound management of clients' charitable assets, and its deep knowledge of community needs and grantmaking.

Financial

92.45

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 14.76
  Program Expenses Growth 22.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (NY) 93.95
Central Indiana Community Foundation (IN) 96.56
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (FL) 95.99
Aspen Community Foundation (CO) 93.68
The Dayton Foundation (OH) 90.18

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $59,549,438
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,202,324
Total Contributions $62,751,762
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $62,751,762
   Other Revenue $-2,146,512
TOTAL REVENUE $60,605,250
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,173,639
   Administrative Expenses $2,385,911
   Fundraising Expenses $467,660
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,027,210
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,578,040
   
Net Assets $451,960,065

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
Board Directed Grants and Scholarships $4,038,600 11.5%
Say Yes Buffalo $2,518,544 7.2%
Green and Health Homes $1,491,576 4.2%

Ratings History
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 93.95
2018-12 07/01/2020 93.76
2017-12 05/01/2019 95.13
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.13
2015-12 09/01/2017 91.92

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

EIN 22-2743917
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR GREATER BUFFALO 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 (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 February, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$479,292 1.26% Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (NY) 93.95
Hampton Roads Community Foundation (VA) 97.80
Truman Heartland Community Foundation (MO) 91.92
North Carolina Community Foundation (NC) 97.75
New York Community Trust (NY) 94.16

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange Street, Suite 525
Buffalo, NY 14210
tel: (716) 852-2857
fax: (716) 852-2861
EIN: 22-2743917

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Board Leadership

Melissa Baumgart
Chair

CEO

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker
President, CEO

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