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Community First Foundation

We power community together

four stars

94.07

5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A
Arvada, CO 80003
tel: (720) 898-5900   Web Site
EIN: 51-0157964

Board Leadership
Lynne D. Valencia
Chair

CEO
Kelly Dunkin
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Community First Foundation, our name says it all. Since 1975, we have been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs.

At Community First Foundation, our name says it all. Since 1975, we have been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
96.7%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.01
  Program Expenses Growth 12.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community First Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community First Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community First Foundation (CO) 94.07 four stars
Austin Community Foundation (TX) 95.37 four stars
Hampton Roads Community Foundation (VA) 93.35 four stars
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (MI) 92.29 four stars
New York Community Trust (NY) 96.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $53,939,067
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $53,939,067
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $53,939,067
   Other Revenue $19,116,705
TOTAL REVENUE $73,055,772
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $63,621,117
   Administrative Expenses $1,179,243
   Fundraising Expenses $918,163
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $65,718,523
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,337,249
   
Net Assets $374,159,174

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 94.07 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 51-0157964
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FIRST 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
(603) Non-financial services of facilities 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 June, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$346,885 0.52% Marla J Williams President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community First Foundation (CO) 94.07 four stars
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.71 four stars
The Saint Paul Foundation (MN) 93.71 four stars
Austin Community Foundation (TX) 95.37 four stars
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT) 88.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community First Foundation
5855 Wadsworth Bypass
Unit A
Arvada, CO 80003
tel: (720) 898-5900
fax: (720) 898-5901
EIN: 51-0157964

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Board Leadership

Lynne D. Valencia
Chair

CEO

Kelly Dunkin
President, CEO

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