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Arizona Community Foundation

Helping Donors Give With a Passion for More Than 40 Years

four stars

92.97

2201 East Camelback Road Suite 405B
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (800) 222-8221   Web Site
EIN: 86-0348306

Board Leadership
Stephen O. Evans
Chair

CEO
Steven G. Seleznow
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.97 four stars
  Financial 90.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1978, the mission of the Arizona Community Foundation is to lead, serve and collaborate to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona. With regional affiliates across the state, ACF is a family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. Funds are established for the common good or for special purposes, and grants are awarded annually in the areas of health and human services; education; community and economic development; animal welfare and the environment; law, justice and public safety; and scientific research.

Established in 1978, the mission of the Arizona Community Foundation is to lead, serve and collaborate to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona. With regional affiliates across the state, ACF is a family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. Funds are established for the common good or for special purposes, and grants are awarded annually in the areas of health and human services; education; community and economic development; animal welfare and the environment; law, justice and public safety; and scientific research.

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Financial

four stars

90.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.01
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Community Foundation (AZ) 92.97 four stars
Foundation for MetroWest (MA) 85.20 three stars
Princeton Area Community Foundation (NJ) 97.17 four stars
The Pittsburgh Foundation (PA) 91.19 four stars
Community Foundation of Collier County (FL) 93.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $85,009,264
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $611,524
   Related Organizations $1,745,060
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $87,365,848
   Program Service Revenue $1,476,222
Total Primary Revenue $88,842,070
   Other Revenue $40,929,373
TOTAL REVENUE $129,771,443
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $60,084,434
   Administrative Expenses $7,794,656
   Fundraising Expenses $2,600,932
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $70,480,022
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $59,291,421
   
Net Assets $599,005,005

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
Grant Distribution $60,084,434 100.0%

Ratings History
Arizona Community Foundation has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 08/01/2019 92.97 four stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 92.98 four stars
2016-03 11/01/2017 93.00 four stars
2015-03 10/01/2016 94.61 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 93.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 96.02 four stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 92.54 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 90.56 four stars
2011-03 03/01/2012 94.38 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 92.75 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 88.21 three stars
2009-03 11/24/2010 94.18 four stars
2008-03 07/01/2009 88.49 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 95.70 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 95.95 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 95.72 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 80.89 three stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 79.40 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 80.06 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 96.35 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 86-0348306
Name in IRS Master File ARIZONA 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 (429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 August, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$445,974 0.63% Steven G. Seleznow Director, President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Community Foundation (AZ) 92.97 four stars
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (FL) 93.74 four stars
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NH) 91.83 four stars
The Boston Foundation (MA) 92.75 four stars
Community Foundation for Monterey County (CA) 93.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arizona Community Foundation
2201 East Camelback Road
Suite 405B
Phoenix, AZ 85016
tel: (800) 222-8221
fax: (602) 381-1575
EIN: 86-0348306

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Board Leadership

Stephen O. Evans
Chair

CEO

Steven G. Seleznow
President and CEO

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