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Community Development : Community Foundations

Adams County Community Foundation

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

97.57

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 97.57
  Financial 96.57
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Adams County Community Foundation was established in 2007 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. The Community Foundation is a member of the Council on Foundations, the Pennsylvania Community Foundation Association and is certified under National Standards for US Community Foundation.

Adams County Community Foundation was established in 2007 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. The Community Foundation is a member of the Council on Foundations, the Pennsylvania Community Foundation Association and is certified under National Standards for US Community Foundation.

Financial

96.57

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.33
  Program Expenses Growth 32.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 97.57
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 93.63
Black Belt Community Foundation (AL) 86.68
Community Foundation of Orange County (NY) 88.83
Community Foundation of Greater Flint (MI) 91.96

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,931,976
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,910
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,987,886
   Program Service Revenue $19,081
Total Primary Revenue $2,006,967
   Other Revenue $466,091
TOTAL REVENUE $2,473,058
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,991,725
   Administrative Expenses $144,011
   Fundraising Expenses $73,705
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,209,441
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $263,617
   
Net Assets $15,342,431

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 $1,049,627 52.7%
Adams County Grants $430,723 21.6%
Donor Advised and Designated Grants $388,625 19.5%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 97.57
2019-12 05/01/2021 96.27
2018-12 03/01/2020 96.13

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
$81,200 3.67% Ralph M. Serpe President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 97.57
North Carolina Community Foundation (NC) 97.75
The Denver Foundation (CO) 95.27
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (MI) 86.09
Hawaii Community Foundation (HI) 93.24

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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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