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Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville

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four stars

95.47

303 Williams Avenue Southwest Suite 1031
Huntsville, AL 35801
tel: (256) 489-3525   Web Site
EIN: 26-3750673

Board Leadership
Ginger Harper
Chair

CEO
Melissa Thompson
CEO, President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is a trusted leader in mobilizing generosity to improve the quality of life in our community. The Community Foundation has become a valued resource to increase community awareness, deepen community investment, and maximize community impact.

The Community Foundation supports our nonprofit community through grantmaking, funds to provide financial stability, and networking and professional development opportunities at the annual NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network Conference. In addition, the Community Foundation sponsors an annual Summit on Philanthropy to celebrate local philanthropy and provide an educational forum on smart and effective philanthropy.

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is a trusted leader in mobilizing generosity to improve the quality of life in our community. The Community Foundation has become a valued resource to increase community awareness, deepen community investment, and maximize community impact.

The Community Foundation supports our nonprofit community through grantmaking, funds to provide financial stability, and networking and professional development opportunities at the annual NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network Conference. In addition, the Community Foundation sponsors an annual Summit on Philanthropy to celebrate local philanthropy and provide an educational forum on smart and effective philanthropy.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.12
  Program Expenses Growth 24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville (AL) 95.47 four stars
DuPage Community Foundation (IL) 91.92 four stars
The Oregon Community Foundation (OR) 96.41 four stars
Essex County Community Foundation Incorporated (MA) 95.47 four stars
The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 95.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,917,125
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $118,545
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,035,670
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,035,670
   Other Revenue $904,478
TOTAL REVENUE $7,940,148
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,190,400
   Administrative Expenses $104,367
   Fundraising Expenses $112,739
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,407,506
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,532,642
   
Net Assets $21,123,856

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
Fund Distribution $3,778,279 90.2%
Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) Program $182,808 4.4%
Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fund $49,983 1.2%

Ratings History
Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 95.47 four stars
2018-12 07/01/2020 93.98 four stars
2018-12 12/20/2019 90.58 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 92.22 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 26-3750673
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER HUNTSVILLE
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
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, 2009
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
$81,002 1.83% Melissa Thompson CEO, President
Other Salaries of Note
$64,080 1.45% Stuart Obermann Former CEO, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville (AL) 95.47 four stars
Foundation for the Tri-State Community (KY) 85.06 three stars
Central New York Community Foundation (NY) 92.08 four stars
Hutchinson Community Foundation (KS) 90.53 four stars
Seattle Foundation (WA) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville
303 Williams Avenue Southwest
Suite 1031
Huntsville, AL 35801
tel: (256) 489-3525
EIN: 26-3750673

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Board Leadership

Ginger Harper
Chair

CEO

Melissa Thompson
CEO, President

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