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The Generosity Trust

Empowering Christian Giving

four stars

95.94

345 Frazer Avenue Unit 205
Chattanooga, TN 37405
tel: (423) 266-5257   Web Site
EIN: 62-1536731

Board Leadership
William S. Lane
Chairman

CEO
James R. Barber
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.94 four stars
  Financial 94.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Generosity Trust is dedicated to empowering Christian giving. We do this by concentrating our efforts in three areas: providing Training to financial advisors on how to interact with their clients using Biblically-sound principles; providing tuition scholarships to seminary students from the greater Chattanooga area; and providing tools (like Donor Advised Funds and Charitable Trusts) to re-engage Christians with the joy of generosity. The Generosity Trust offers many of these tools at no or little cost to the donor, so as to maximize the amount of money that can be invested into God's Kingdom.

The Generosity Trust is dedicated to empowering Christian giving. We do this by concentrating our efforts in three areas: providing Training to financial advisors on how to interact with their clients using Biblically-sound principles; providing tuition scholarships to seminary students from the greater Chattanooga area; and providing tools (like Donor Advised Funds and Charitable Trusts) to re-engage Christians with the joy of generosity. The Generosity Trust offers many of these tools at no or little cost to the donor, so as to maximize the amount of money that can be invested into God's Kingdom.

Financial

four stars

94.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
98.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.99
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Generosity Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Generosity Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Generosity Trust (TN) 95.94 four stars
InFaith Community Foundation (MN) 89.55 three stars
Woodlawn Foundation (NY) 93.00 four stars
Barnabas Foundation (IL) 91.36 four stars
FJC (NY) 93.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,734,513
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $24,734,513
   Program Service Revenue $34,049
Total Primary Revenue $24,768,562
   Other Revenue $2,816,189
TOTAL REVENUE $27,584,751
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,636,959
   Administrative Expenses $333,784
   Fundraising Expenses $27,718
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,998,461
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,586,290
   
Net Assets $80,426,509

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 $22,636,959 100.0%

Ratings History
The Generosity Trust has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 95.94 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 96.46 four stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 86.10 three stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 86.10 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.10 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 10/01/2015 86.43 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 86.43 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.43 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 86.41 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 86.40 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 81.36 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 92.91 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 89.87 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 80.49 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 79.55 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 83.61 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 79.64 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 77.24 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 77.27 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 62-1536731
Name in IRS Master File CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN 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 (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 November, 1993
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
$129,938 0.56% James R. Barber President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Generosity Trust (TN) 95.94 four stars
FJC (NY) 93.69 four stars
Woodlawn Foundation (NY) 93.00 four stars
Barnabas Foundation (IL) 91.36 four stars
InFaith Community Foundation (MN) 89.55 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Generosity Trust
345 Frazer Avenue
Unit 205
Chattanooga, TN 37405
tel: (423) 266-5257
fax: (423) 265-0949
EIN: 62-1536731

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Board Leadership

William S. Lane
Chairman

CEO

James R. Barber
President

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