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Community Development : Community Foundations

Williamsburg Community Foundation

Connecting people who care with causes that matter... Forever.

87.95

1323 Jamestown Road Suite 103
Williamsburg, VA 23185
tel: (757) 259-1660   Web Site
EIN: 54-1927558

Board Leadership
Kendall S. Kerby
Chairman

CEO
Nancy Cote Sullivan
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.95
  Financial 83.44
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Williamsburg Community Foundation enhances the quality of life in greater Williamsburg by connecting people with causes that matter, managing charitable funds, and providing grants and scholarships for our community's most pressing needs and promising opportunities. In order to advance its vision for a more vibrant Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has created six new funds within the Community Endowment that will give donors the flexibility to endow those areas that interest them most. Each fund will support annual competitive grants to local organizations within that particular focus area (Environment & Conservation, Health & Community Wellness, Children & Young Adults, Arts & Culture, Scholarships, and Senior Services).

The Williamsburg Community Foundation enhances the quality of life in greater Williamsburg by connecting people with causes that matter, managing charitable funds, and providing grants and scholarships for our community's most pressing needs and promising opportunities. In order to advance its vision for a more vibrant Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has created six new funds within the Community Endowment that will give donors the flexibility to endow those areas that interest them most. Each fund will support annual competitive grants to local organizations within that particular focus area (Environment & Conservation, Health & Community Wellness, Children & Young Adults, Arts & Culture, Scholarships, and Senior Services).

Financial

83.44

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 23.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 17.34
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Williamsburg Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Williamsburg Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Williamsburg Community Foundation (VA) 87.95
Evanston Community Foundation (IL) 87.72
Community Foundation of Orange County (NY) 88.83
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT) 85.88
Arizona Community Foundation (AZ) 90.18

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,005,253
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $25,986
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,031,239
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,031,239
   Other Revenue $553,876
TOTAL REVENUE $1,585,115
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $837,352
   Administrative Expenses $334,429
   Fundraising Expenses $17,634
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,189,415
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $395,700
   
Net Assets $20,534,668

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 to Nonprofits in Williamsburg $710,059 84.8%
Scholarships $127,293 15.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-01 04/01/2021 87.95
2019-01 07/01/2020 85.63

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-1927558
Name in IRS Master File GREATER WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY TR 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
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 June, 1999
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!)
  • January, 2018
  • January, 2017
  • January, 2016
  • January, 2015
  • January, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,516 7.44% Nancy Cote Sullivan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Williamsburg Community Foundation (VA) 87.95
Miami Foundation (FL) 96.62
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 97.87
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA) 95.22
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (WI) 89.86

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Charity Contact Info

Williamsburg Community Foundation
1323 Jamestown Road
Suite 103
Williamsburg, VA 23185
tel: (757) 259-1660
fax: (757) 259-1227
EIN: 54-1927558

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Board Leadership

Kendall S. Kerby
Chairman

CEO

Nancy Cote Sullivan
Executive Director

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