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Community Foundation of New Jersey

Generations of generosity

four stars

98.23

35 Knox Hill Road Morristown, NJ 07963
tel: (800) 659-5533   Web Site
EIN: 22-2281783

Board Leadership
Thomas Uhlman
Chairman

CEO
Hans Dekker
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey is an alliance of families, businesses, and foundations that work together to create lasting differences in lives and communities - today and tomorrow. Donors who establish a charitable fund with us have the opportunity to focus charitable dollars on their timetable - on causes, organizations, and communities they believe in - to achieve their desired impact. The Community Foundation is a platform where ideas are implemented for good. We are a shared, cross-generational response of like-minded individuals to current challenges and future needs. We are a place where change takes hold, and giving becomes legacy.

Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey is an alliance of families, businesses, and foundations that work together to create lasting differences in lives and communities - today and tomorrow. Donors who establish a charitable fund with us have the opportunity to focus charitable dollars on their timetable - on causes, organizations, and communities they believe in - to achieve their desired impact. The Community Foundation is a platform where ideas are implemented for good. We are a shared, cross-generational response of like-minded individuals to current challenges and future needs. We are a place where change takes hold, and giving becomes legacy.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
95.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.94
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of New Jersey on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 98.23 four stars
The Pittsburgh Foundation (PA) 91.02 four stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 89.90 three stars
El Paso Community Foundation (TX) 87.21 three stars
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego (CA) 88.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $108,013,213
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $347,876
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $108,361,089
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $108,361,089
   Other Revenue $10,460,728
TOTAL REVENUE $118,821,817
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $66,944,032
   Administrative Expenses $2,326,378
   Fundraising Expenses $943,848
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $70,214,258
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $48,607,559
   
Net Assets $384,669,244

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 $52,319,559 78.1%
Region-Specific Projects $13,952,219 20.8%

Ratings History
Community Foundation of New Jersey has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 97.89 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 99.66 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 97.00 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 93.92 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 99.61 four stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 95.94 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.69 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.55 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 89.39 three stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 99.55 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 99.48 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 96.11 four stars
2004-04 04/01/2005 96.21 four stars
2003-04 05/01/2004 96.65 four stars
2002-04 02/05/2003 96.45 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 22-2281783
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 December, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$319,957 0.45% Hans Dekker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (NV) 99.85 four stars
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (WI) 91.93 four stars
The Greater New Orleans Foundation (LA) 95.73 four stars
The Winston-Salem Foundation (NC) 99.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of New Jersey
35 Knox Hill Road
Morristown, NJ 07963
tel: (800) 659-5533
fax: (973) 267-2903
EIN: 22-2281783

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 338
Morristown, NJ 07963

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Board Leadership

Thomas Uhlman
Chairman

CEO

Hans Dekker
President

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