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Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley

Inspiring, facilitating and fostering a vibrant and engaged Chattahoochee Valley.

four stars

95.54

1340 13th Street Columbus, GA 31901
tel: (706) 320-0027   Web Site
EIN: 58-2381589

Board Leadership
William J. Burgin
Chair

CEO
Betsy Covington Betsy W. Covington
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.54 four stars
  Financial 95.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley exists to enable and promote philanthropy that inspires, facilitates and fosters a vibrant and engaged Chattahoochee Valley. In pursuit of our mission to connect people and resources, and to create meaningful impact for our area both now and for generations to come, we: help a multitude of donors easily and effectively achieve their charitable interests with a wide range of financial assets; invest assets responsibly to preserve and increase grantmaking capital; know the needs of our communities and share that knowledge to empower engagement, leadership and improvement; and lead conversations and collaborate to shape effective responses to community needs and opportunities.

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley exists to enable and promote philanthropy that inspires, facilitates and fosters a vibrant and engaged Chattahoochee Valley. In pursuit of our mission to connect people and resources, and to create meaningful impact for our area both now and for generations to come, we: help a multitude of donors easily and effectively achieve their charitable interests with a wide range of financial assets; invest assets responsibly to preserve and increase grantmaking capital; know the needs of our communities and share that knowledge to empower engagement, leadership and improvement; and lead conversations and collaborate to shape effective responses to community needs and opportunities.

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Financial

four stars

95.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 13.32
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley (GA) 95.54 four stars
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (NY) 93.76 four stars
Seattle Foundation (WA) 96.46 four stars
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 96.13 four stars
South Dakota Community Foundation (SD) 90.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,279,505
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,279,505
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $19,279,505
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $24,962,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,885,109
   Administrative Expenses $824,930
   Fundraising Expenses $234,173
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,944,212
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,018,001
   
Net Assets $170,545,253

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 $12,885,109 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2020 95.54 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 58-2381589
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY 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
(600) Community Chest, United Way, 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 August, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,697 1.24% Betsy Covington President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley (GA) 95.54 four stars
Princeton Area Community Foundation (NJ) 93.98 four stars
Community Foundation of North Central Florida (FL) 88.86 three stars
North Carolina Community Foundation (NC) 97.62 four stars
Richland County Foundation (OH) 94.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley
1340 13th Street
Columbus, GA 31901
tel: (706) 320-0027
fax: (706) 320-9331
EIN: 58-2381589

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Board Leadership

William J. Burgin
Chair

CEO

Betsy Covington Betsy W. Covington
President, CEO

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