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Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA

Helps define charitable needs, connects donors with causes that matter to them, supports nonprofit organizations, and invests charitable assets to make the community a better place to live.

two stars

78.36

5 South Mt. Vernon Avenue Uniontown, PA 15401
tel: (724) 437-8600   Web Site
EIN: 25-1851158

Board Leadership
Dan Gearing
Chair

CEO
Renee M. Couser
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.36 two stars
  Financial 70.22 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 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 Fayette County (CFFC) helps define charitable needs, connects donors with causes that matter to them, supports nonprofit organizations, and invests charitable assets to make the community a better place to live. CFFC was founded in 1999 with a mission to create a charitable foundation with a focus on Fayette County to improve and enrich the quality of life for all residents and to assist the county's non-profit sector.

The Community Foundation of Fayette County (CFFC) helps define charitable needs, connects donors with causes that matter to them, supports nonprofit organizations, and invests charitable assets to make the community a better place to live. CFFC was founded in 1999 with a mission to create a charitable foundation with a focus on Fayette County to improve and enrich the quality of life for all residents and to assist the county's non-profit sector.

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Financial

two stars

70.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 20.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.82
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA (PA) 78.36 two stars
Stanislaus Community Foundation (CA) 88.75 three stars
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (VI) 98.23 four stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 87.40 three stars
Richland County Foundation (OH) 94.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,336,204
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,336,204
   Program Service Revenue $38,446
Total Primary Revenue $2,374,650
   Other Revenue $726,857
TOTAL REVENUE $3,101,507
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $880,975
   Administrative Expenses $227,824
   Fundraising Expenses $63,503
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,172,302
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,929,205
   
Net Assets $12,850,075

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
Cash Grants to Charitable Organizations $880,975 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 78.36 two 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 25-1851158
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF FAYETTE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
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
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 June, 2000
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
$60,297 5.14% Renee Couser Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$28,497 2.43% Clara Pascoe Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA (PA) 78.36 two stars
Stanislaus Community Foundation (CA) 88.75 three stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 87.40 three stars
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO) 92.61 four stars
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (MI) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA
5 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
Uniontown, PA 15401
tel: (724) 437-8600
fax: (724) 438-3856
EIN: 25-1851158

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Board Leadership

Dan Gearing
Chair

CEO

Renee M. Couser
Executive Director

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