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Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Connecting people who care to causes that matter.

four stars

97.17

840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310 Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 351-5353   Web Site
EIN: 23-1686634

Board Leadership
Thomas L. Campbell
Chair

CEO
Bernard J. Story
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 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 Lehigh Valley Community Foundation promotes philanthropy in order to improve the quality of life in our region, encourage collaboration among area philanthropists, and to serve as a source of information and expertise regarding charitable giving. Established in 1967 as the Bethlehem Area Foundation, the Foundation was regionalized and re-named in 1992 in order to serve the entire Lehigh Valley. Our vision will be a major force in the development of philanthropy in our region.

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation promotes philanthropy in order to improve the quality of life in our region, encourage collaboration among area philanthropists, and to serve as a source of information and expertise regarding charitable giving. Established in 1967 as the Bethlehem Area Foundation, the Foundation was regionalized and re-named in 1992 in order to serve the entire Lehigh Valley. Our vision will be a major force in the development of philanthropy in our region.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

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)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.17
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lehigh Valley Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lehigh Valley Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (PA) 97.17 four stars
New York Community Trust (NY) 90.13 four stars
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 93.41 four stars
Community Foundation of Johnson County (IA) 92.22 four stars
Hawaii Community Foundation (HI) 92.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,271,176
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,271,176
   Program Service Revenue $913
Total Primary Revenue $11,272,089
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $14,831,361
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,692,956
   Administrative Expenses $158,705
   Fundraising Expenses $279,549
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,131,210
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,700,151
   
Net Assets $60,169,024

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 $4,692,956 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2020 97.17 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 23-1686634
Name in IRS Master File LEHIGH VALLEY 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 September, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,810 2.37% Bernard Story President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (PA) 97.17 four stars
CREATE Foundation (MS) 93.07 four stars
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 96.66 four stars
Community Foundation of Johnson County (IA) 92.22 four stars
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (GA) 94.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 351-5353
fax: (610) 351-9353
EIN: 23-1686634

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Board Leadership

Thomas L. Campbell
Chair

CEO

Bernard J. Story
President and CEO

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