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North Georgia Community Foundation

For Good, For Ever.

four stars

96.79

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 96.79 four stars
  Financial 97.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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.

Financial

four stars

97.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.34
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 96.79 four stars
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA) 92.41 four stars
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 93.08 four stars
The Columbus Foundation (OH) 95.05 four stars
Akron Community Foundation (OH) 88.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,062,272
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,062,272
   Program Service Revenue $461,552
Total Primary Revenue $9,523,824
   Other Revenue $2,121,411
TOTAL REVENUE $11,645,235
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,775,255
   Administrative Expenses $358,026
   Fundraising Expenses $178,366
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,311,647
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,333,588
   
Net Assets $49,532,658

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 $6,589,983 97.3%
Service to Nonprofits $111,467 1.6%
Promoting Philanthropy $73,805 1.1%

Ratings History
North Georgia Community Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$115,783 1.58% Michelle Prater Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 96.79 four stars
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Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (VI) 91.33 four stars
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (TN) 94.34 four stars
Grand Rapids Community Foundation (MI) 90.35 four stars

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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

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Board Leadership

Lona Pope
Chair

CEO

Michelle Prater
President, CEO

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