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Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

Our Community. Your Foundation.

four stars

90.15

128 Union Street Suite 403
New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: (508) 996-8253   Web Site
EIN: 04-3280353

Board Leadership
Linda Bodenmann
Chair

CEO
John Vasconcellos
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.15 four stars
  Financial 86.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1995, area residents have been turning to the Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. The Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern – improving the quality of life in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Community Foundation offers donors, both individuals and organizations, great flexibility in fulfilling their philanthropic goals. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times.

Since 1995, area residents have been turning to the Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. The Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern – improving the quality of life in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Community Foundation offers donors, both individuals and organizations, great flexibility in fulfilling their philanthropic goals. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times.

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Financial

three stars

86.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.45
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (MA) 90.15 four stars
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (WI) 91.98 four stars
Williamsburg Community Foundation (VA) 85.63 three stars
Community Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 93.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,063,234
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $101,995
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,165,229
   Program Service Revenue $131,753
Total Primary Revenue $3,296,982
   Other Revenue $2,272,965
TOTAL REVENUE $5,569,947
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,343,219
   Administrative Expenses $351,384
   Fundraising Expenses $309,205
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,003,808
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $566,139
   
Net Assets $34,479,588

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
Community Grants $4,343,219 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 90.15 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 04-3280353
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC
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
(200) Business promotion (chamber of commerce, business league, etc.
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 October, 1995
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
$157,500 3.14% John Vasconcellos President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (MA) 90.15 four stars
Community Foundation of Orange County (NY) 90.32 four stars
Williamsburg Community Foundation (VA) 85.63 three stars
The Columbus Foundation (OH) 95.05 four stars
North Texas Community Foundation (TX) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
128 Union Street
Suite 403
New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: (508) 996-8253
fax: (508) 996-8254
EIN: 04-3280353

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Board Leadership

Linda Bodenmann
Chair

CEO

John Vasconcellos
President

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