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Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Strengthening our community through philanthropy and leadership by connecting people who care with causes that matter.

four stars

98.02

50 Washington Street Suite 300-A
Reno, NV 89503
tel: (775) 333-5499   Web Site
EIN: 88-0370179

Board Leadership
Steve Carrick
Board Chair

CEO
Chris Askin
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.02 four stars
  Financial 97.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1998 as a Nevada nonprofit 501(c) 3 Corporation, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has distributed more than $115 million in grants and scholarships from 240 charitable funds to strengthen our Nevada home. In addition to our core philanthropic work, the Community Foundation focuses on community engagement by leading initiatives as a neutral convener, educating the community, and addressing persistent issues.

Established in 1998 as a Nevada nonprofit 501(c) 3 Corporation, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has distributed more than $115 million in grants and scholarships from 240 charitable funds to strengthen our Nevada home. In addition to our core philanthropic work, the Community Foundation focuses on community engagement by leading initiatives as a neutral convener, educating the community, and addressing persistent issues.

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Financial

four stars

97.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.04
  Program Expenses Growth 12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Western Nevada on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Western Nevada on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Western Nevada (NV) 98.02 four stars
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 97.17 four stars
Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville (AL) 92.22 four stars
California Community Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars
Central New York Community Foundation (NY) 97.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,572,864
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,572,864
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $12,572,864
   Other Revenue $1,818,978
TOTAL REVENUE $16,642,887
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,298,183
   Administrative Expenses $533,783
   Fundraising Expenses $210,590
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,042,556
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,600,331
   
Net Assets $96,167,299

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 $11,298,183 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2019 98.02 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 88-0370179
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN NEVADA
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(903) Community trust or component
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, 1998
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
$150,785 1.25% Chris Askin President And CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Western Nevada (NV) 98.02 four stars
The Columbus Foundation (OH) 95.05 four stars
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (NY) 95.13 four stars
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 96.66 four stars
The Boston Foundation (MA) 92.75 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of Western Nevada
50 Washington Street
Suite 300-A
Reno, NV 89503
tel: (775) 333-5499
fax: (775) 333-5487
EIN: 88-0370179

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Board Leadership

Steve Carrick
Board Chair

CEO

Chris Askin
President, CEO

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