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Adams County Community Foundation

Distributing charitable funds for Good, for Adams County, for Ever.

four stars

96.13

25 South Fourth Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
tel: (717) 337-0060   Web Site
EIN: 26-1404848

Board Leadership
John S. Phillips
Chair

CEO
Ralph M. Serpe
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.13 four stars
  Financial 96.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Adams County Community Foundation was established in 2007 as a Pennsylvania corporation to succeed the Adams County Foundation which for 22 years had operated as a trust-based community foundation. Across the country, community foundations offer their citizens an opportunity to become philanthropists, investing in causes they care about with certain assurances. They are assured that the charitable fund they create will be permanent and will forever meet the needs that are relevant to their original intent and the communities' needs. Adams County Community Foundation mission is to inspire people and communities to build and distribute charitable funds for Good, for Adams County, for Ever.

Adams County Community Foundation was established in 2007 as a Pennsylvania corporation to succeed the Adams County Foundation which for 22 years had operated as a trust-based community foundation. Across the country, community foundations offer their citizens an opportunity to become philanthropists, investing in causes they care about with certain assurances. They are assured that the charitable fund they create will be permanent and will forever meet the needs that are relevant to their original intent and the communities' needs. Adams County Community Foundation mission is to inspire people and communities to build and distribute charitable funds for Good, for Adams County, for Ever.

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Financial

four stars

96.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.13
  Program Expenses Growth 22.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adams County Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adams County Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 96.13 four stars
The Oregon Community Foundation (OR) 96.40 four stars
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (NC) 90.94 four stars
Community Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 98.03 four stars
The Boston Foundation (MA) 92.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,333,299
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,020
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,383,319
   Program Service Revenue $15,299
Total Primary Revenue $3,398,618
   Other Revenue $-16,805
TOTAL REVENUE $5,283,528
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,391,077
   Administrative Expenses $128,104
   Fundraising Expenses $73,100
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,592,281
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,691,247
   
Net Assets $13,054,907

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
Giving Spree $650,479 46.8%
Donor Advised and Designated Grants $363,699 26.1%
Adams County Grants $258,874 18.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 96.13 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 26-1404848
Name in IRS Master File ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
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 January, 2008
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
$88,229 5.54% Ralph M. Serpe President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 96.13 four stars
Hutchinson Community Foundation (KS) 92.36 four stars
Santa Barbara Foundation (CA) 95.50 four stars
Charlevoix County Community Foundation (MI) 90.58 four stars
The Greater New Orleans Foundation (LA) 91.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Adams County Community Foundation
25 South Fourth Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
tel: (717) 337-0060
EIN: 26-1404848

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Board Leadership

John S. Phillips
Chair

CEO

Ralph M. Serpe
President, CEO

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