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Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Connecting people who care to causes that matter.

three stars

89.01

1324 Belmont Avenue Suite 401
Salisbury, MD 21804
tel: (410) 742-9911   Web Site
EIN: 52-1326014

Board Leadership
Michael Truitt
Chairman

CEO
Erica Joseph
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.01 three stars
  Financial 84.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. Our vision for Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore is a community where all can live, learn, work, create and prosper. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.

As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. Our vision for Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore is a community where all can live, learn, work, create and prosper. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Average grant amount
3,584
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
5,175,660
Total number of grants awarded
1,444
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.32
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (MD) 89.01 three stars
New York Community Trust (NY) 90.13 four stars
The San Francisco Foundation (CA) 94.26 four stars
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. (VA) 94.87 four stars
The Oregon Community Foundation (OR) 94.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,771,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,771,503
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,771,503
   Other Revenue $254,465
TOTAL REVENUE $9,269,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,712,010
   Administrative Expenses $637,683
   Fundraising Expenses $151,160
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,500,853
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,768,600
   
Net Assets $90,632,263

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
Education $1,676,156 29.3%
Human Services $1,409,124 24.7%
Health-Based Programs $607,559 10.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2020 89.01 three 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 52-1326014
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE EASTERN SHORE 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 (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 October, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,846 1.67% Erica Joseph President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (MD) 89.01 three stars
Community Foundation of Henderson County (NC) 97.10 four stars
East Bay Community Foundation (CA) 93.44 four stars
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (TN) 94.34 four stars
The Community Foundation of Louisville (KY) 91.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
1324 Belmont Avenue
Suite 401
Salisbury, MD 21804
tel: (410) 742-9911
fax: (410) 742-6638
EIN: 52-1326014

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Board Leadership

Michael Truitt
Chairman

CEO

Erica Joseph
President

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