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Arizona Community Foundation

Helping Donors Give With a Passion for More Than 43 Years

three stars

84.99

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

Board Leadership
Robbin Coulon
Chair

CEO
Steven G. Seleznow
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.99 three stars
  Financial 78.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

78.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.19
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
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.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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?
Our staff, Our board
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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Community Foundation (AZ) 84.99 three stars
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (MI) 94.34 four stars
Community First Foundation (CO) 92.79 four stars
Aspen Community Foundation (CO) 93.68 four stars
Whatcom Community Foundation (WA) 96.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $60,657,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $728,172
   Related Organizations $1,518,103
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $62,904,150
   Program Service Revenue $2,665,525
Total Primary Revenue $65,569,675
   Other Revenue $25,045,210
TOTAL REVENUE $90,614,885
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $53,024,825
   Administrative Expenses $7,666,492
   Fundraising Expenses $3,041,453
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $63,732,770
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,882,115
   
Net Assets $619,458,443

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 $53,024,825 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 02/01/2021 84.99 three stars
2018-03 09/01/2020 93.56 four stars
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

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)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$460,747 0.72% Steve Seleznow President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Community Foundation (AZ) 84.99 three stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 87.40 three stars
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. (VA) 94.87 four stars
Capital Region Community Foundation (MI) 96.18 four stars
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (FL) 95.72 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

Robbin Coulon
Chair

CEO

Steven G. Seleznow
President and CEO

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