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Fairfield County Foundation

Building a Legacy in Our Community.

four stars

95.06

162 East Main Street Lancaster, OH 43130
tel: (740) 654-8451   Web Site
EIN: 34-1623983

Board Leadership
Jeff Beard
Chairman

CEO
Amy Eyman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.06 four stars
  Financial 94.28 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 Fairfield County Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic viability of the Fairfield County community. Our mission is to build a legacy through philanthropy and stewardship to strengthen our community. From the beginning, local citizens have served on the Board of Trustees to provide a Community Foundation. This enables individuals, families and organizations a resource “through” which to give money to benefit our community.

The Fairfield County Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic viability of the Fairfield County community. Our mission is to build a legacy through philanthropy and stewardship to strengthen our community. From the beginning, local citizens have served on the Board of Trustees to provide a Community Foundation. This enables individuals, families and organizations a resource “through” which to give money to benefit our community.

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Financial

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94.28

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)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 14.56
  Program Expenses Growth 10.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairfield County Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fairfield County Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield County Foundation (OH) 95.06 four stars
El Dorado Community Foundation (CA) 85.88 three stars
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation (MI) 89.15 three stars
Community Foundation of Howard County (IN) 87.01 three stars
Essex County Community Foundation Incorporated (MA) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,128,817
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,128,817
   Program Service Revenue $507,748
Total Primary Revenue $2,636,565
   Other Revenue $2,510,527
TOTAL REVENUE $5,147,092
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,950,771
   Administrative Expenses $223,697
   Fundraising Expenses $100,131
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,274,599
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,872,493
   
Net Assets $40,471,129

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
Charitable Giving in Fairfield County - Volunteerism and Grantmaking $1,947,696 66.0%
Scholarship Programs $1,003,075 34.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 95.06 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 34-1623983
Name in IRS Master File FAIRFIELD COUNTY FOUNDATION
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 November, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,699 2.95% Amy Eyman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield County Foundation (OH) 95.06 four stars
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (WI) 91.98 four stars
Williamsburg Community Foundation (VA) 85.63 three stars
Arizona Community Foundation (AZ) 92.97 four stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 87.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fairfield County Foundation
162 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
tel: (740) 654-8451
fax: (740) 654-3971
EIN: 34-1623983

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Board Leadership

Jeff Beard
Chairman

CEO

Amy Eyman
Executive Director

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