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Community Development : Community Foundations

Fairfield County Foundation

Building a Legacy in Our Community.

93.68

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

Board Leadership
Molly Bates
Chair

CEO
Amy Eyman
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.68
  Financial 94.45
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

94.45

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 13.91
  Program Expenses Growth 16.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
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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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from our clients, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback, We don't receive much feedback from the private sector
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield County Foundation (OH) 93.68
McPherson County Community Foundation (KS) 90.58
Community Foundation for Nantucket (MA) 89.35
El Dorado Community Foundation (CA) 88.61
Foundation for the Tri-State Community (KY) 85.06

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,541,414
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,541,414
   Program Service Revenue $533,716
Total Primary Revenue $4,075,130
   Other Revenue $3,667,916
TOTAL REVENUE $7,743,046
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,363,395
   Administrative Expenses $223,270
   Fundraising Expenses $129,348
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,716,013
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,027,033
   
Net Assets $48,482,164

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 $2,392,778 71.1%
Scholarship Programs $970,617 28.8%

Ratings History
Fairfield County Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/03/2021 93.68
2018-12 07/01/2020 95.06

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)
(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
$99,306 2.67% Amy Eyman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fairfield County Foundation (OH) 93.68
North Texas Community Foundation (TX) 97.17
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (GA) 94.63
Austin Community Foundation (TX) 95.05
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 93.63

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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

Molly Bates
Chair

CEO

Amy Eyman
Executive Director

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