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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Enhancing the quality of life in southeast Michigan

four stars

96.39

333 West Fort Street Suite 2010
Detroit, MI 48226
tel: (313) 961-6675   Web Site
EIN: 38-2530980

Board Leadership
James B. Nicholson
Chair

CEO
Mariam C. Noland
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.39 four stars
  Financial 96.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. The Community Foundation works to improve the region's quality of life by connecting those who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation has more than $755 million in assets and supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has distributed more than $689 million through more than 51,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. The Community Foundation works to improve the region's quality of life by connecting those who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation has more than $755 million in assets and supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has distributed more than $689 million through more than 51,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org

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Financial

four stars

96.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
89.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.91
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (MI) 96.39 four stars
The San Diego Foundation (CA) 95.68 four stars
The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 93.51 four stars
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.71 four stars
Hampton Roads Community Foundation (VA) 96.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $70,821,157
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $50,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $70,871,157
   Program Service Revenue $639,726
Total Primary Revenue $71,510,883
   Other Revenue $53,381,042
TOTAL REVENUE $124,891,925
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $74,299,722
   Administrative Expenses $6,575,548
   Fundraising Expenses $1,174,673
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $82,049,943
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,841,982
   
Net Assets $676,920,921

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
Arts & Culture Sector $8,987,122 12.1%
New Economy Initiative $6,349,688 8.5%
Head Start Early $1,606,946 2.2%

Ratings History
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 96.39 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.29 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 91.15 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 91.65 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.12 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 91.75 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 97.51 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 95.36 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 94.96 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.07 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 86.91 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 95.52 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 99.23 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 91.39 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 97.73 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 89.76 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 88.84 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 79.06 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 89.17 three 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 38-2530980
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN
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 (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
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, 1984
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
$567,697 0.69% Mariam C. Noland President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (MI) 96.39 four stars
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Inc. (VA) 94.87 four stars
Capital Region Community Foundation (MI) 90.81 four stars
Los Altos Community Foundation (CA) 93.32 four stars
Richland County Foundation (OH) 94.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
333 West Fort Street
Suite 2010
Detroit, MI 48226
tel: (313) 961-6675
fax: (313) 961-2886
EIN: 38-2530980

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Board Leadership

James B. Nicholson
Chair

CEO

Mariam C. Noland
President

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