Disable all preview features

Community Development : Community Foundations

North Georgia Community Foundation

For Good, For Ever.

impact data icon

Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

97.17

615F Oak Street Suite 1300
Gainesville, GA 30501
tel: (770) 535-7880   Web Site
EIN: 58-1610318

Board Leadership
Lona Pope
Chair

CEO
Michelle Prater
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The North Georgia Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and donors by building, distributing and preserving philanthropic assets to enhance the spirit of community and the quality of life in our region. The North Georgia Community Foundation envisions a community with sufficient philanthropic resources that, when invested and utilized effectively, will produce an extraordinary quality of life. We and our donors understand that North Georgia is more than a place, it is a community. While our donors may make grants to qualified charities anywhere in the country, the vast majority of the North Georgia Community Foundation's grantmaking stays within our 15 county northeast Georgia community that includes: Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White counties.

The North Georgia Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and donors by building, distributing and preserving philanthropic assets to enhance the spirit of community and the quality of life in our region. The North Georgia Community Foundation envisions a community with sufficient philanthropic resources that, when invested and utilized effectively, will produce an extraordinary quality of life. We and our donors understand that North Georgia is more than a place, it is a community. While our donors may make grants to qualified charities anywhere in the country, the vast majority of the North Georgia Community Foundation's grantmaking stays within our 15 county northeast Georgia community that includes: Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White counties.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Platinum Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly sharing information about how they measure their progress and results.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
6,676,390
Number of fiscal sponsor applicants sponsored
22
This impact information is current as of July 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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
93.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.77
  Program Expenses Growth 32.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Georgia Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Georgia Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 97.17 four stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 93.05 four stars
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 96.66 four stars
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 93.67 four stars
Hampton Roads Community Foundation (VA) 93.35 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,596,086
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,596,086
   Program Service Revenue $428,885
Total Primary Revenue $12,024,971
   Other Revenue $2,586,049
TOTAL REVENUE $14,611,020
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,036,606
   Administrative Expenses $314,716
   Fundraising Expenses $108,511
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,459,833
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,151,187
   
Net Assets $59,682,932

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
Grants and Scholarships $8,755,761 96.9%
Service to Nonprofits $158,435 1.8%
Promoting Philanthropy $122,410 1.4%

Ratings History
North Georgia Community Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 97.17 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 96.79 four stars
2015-12 12/22/2017 96.94 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 58-1610318
Name in IRS Master File NORTH GEORGIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
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 September, 1985
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,146 1.30% Michelle Prater Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 97.17 four stars
The Denver Foundation (CO) 90.42 four stars
Miami Foundation (FL) 94.54 four stars
South Dakota Community Foundation (SD) 90.26 four stars
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO) 93.32 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

North Georgia Community Foundation
615F Oak Street
Suite 1300
Gainesville, GA 30501
tel: (770) 535-7880
fax: (770) 503-0439
EIN: 58-1610318

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Lona Pope
Chair

CEO

Michelle Prater
President, CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.