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Whatcom Community Foundation

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four stars

96.33

1500 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 202 Bellingham, WA 98225
tel: (360) 671-6463   Web Site
EIN: 91-1726410

Board Leadership
Aaron Brown
Chair

CEO
Mauri Ingram
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.33 four stars
  Financial 96.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Whatcom Community Foundation's mission is to amplify the force of philanthropy – by connecting people, ideas and resources – so that communities flourish. Whether responding to long-term challenges, providing support in a moment of crisis or helping to realize new community dreams and projects, we are grateful to be partnering with you. Since 1996, hundreds of individuals, families, businesses and other organizations have used our expertise to making living here even better for all of our neighbors.

Whatcom Community Foundation's mission is to amplify the force of philanthropy – by connecting people, ideas and resources – so that communities flourish. Whether responding to long-term challenges, providing support in a moment of crisis or helping to realize new community dreams and projects, we are grateful to be partnering with you. Since 1996, hundreds of individuals, families, businesses and other organizations have used our expertise to making living here even better for all of our neighbors.

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Financial

four stars

96.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.49
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Whatcom Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Whatcom Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Whatcom Community Foundation (WA) 96.33 four stars
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Arizona Community Foundation (AZ) 92.97 four stars
The San Diego Foundation (CA) 95.68 four stars
The Minneapolis Foundation (MN) 96.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,083,805
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,441
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,090,246
   Program Service Revenue $199,878
Total Primary Revenue $5,290,124
   Other Revenue $608,078
TOTAL REVENUE $5,898,202
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,657,492
   Administrative Expenses $506,792
   Fundraising Expenses $86,081
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,250,365
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $647,837
   
Net Assets $40,119,653

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
Grantmaking $3,749,386 80.5%
Scholarships Program $212,120 4.6%
Emergency Food Assistance Program $171,081 3.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 96.33 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 91-1726410
Name in IRS Master File WHATCOM COMMUNITY 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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, 1996
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
$147,944 2.81% Mauri Ingram President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Whatcom Community Foundation (WA) 96.33 four stars
Community Foundation of Snohomish County (WA) 95.47 four stars
Community Foundation of Johnson County (IA) 92.22 four stars
Central Carolina Community Foundation (SC) 93.32 four stars
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (GA) 94.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Whatcom Community Foundation
1500 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 202
Bellingham, WA 98225
tel: (360) 671-6463
EIN: 91-1726410

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Board Leadership

Aaron Brown
Chair

CEO

Mauri Ingram
President & CEO

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