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Baltimore Community Foundation

Improving the quality of life in Baltimore

three stars

86.29

2 East Read Street 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 332-4171   Web Site
EIN: 23-7180620

Board Leadership
Laura L. Gamble
Chair

CEO
Shanaysha M. Sauls
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.29 three stars
  Financial 81.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1972, the Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. BCF serves the community in a variety of ways, including building a civic endowment, a permanent source of charitable support for the Baltimore region; helping donors plan and carry out their charitable giving in Baltimore, the region, and across the country; and working in partnership with others across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, bringing a consistent voice of leadership to critical civic issues. Since its founding, BCF has distributed more $438 million in assets to the Baltimore region, including $26 million in 2015.

Since 1972, the Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. BCF serves the community in a variety of ways, including building a civic endowment, a permanent source of charitable support for the Baltimore region; helping donors plan and carry out their charitable giving in Baltimore, the region, and across the country; and working in partnership with others across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, bringing a consistent voice of leadership to critical civic issues. Since its founding, BCF has distributed more $438 million in assets to the Baltimore region, including $26 million in 2015.

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Financial

three stars

81.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.63
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baltimore Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore Community Foundation (MD) 86.29 three stars
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (WI) 86.28 three stars
The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 92.20 four stars
CREATE Foundation (MS) 90.58 four stars
The San Diego Foundation (CA) 86.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,774,277
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $200,000
   Government Grants $2,643,177
Total Contributions $26,617,454
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $26,617,454
   Other Revenue $6,939,673
TOTAL REVENUE $33,557,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,029,391
   Administrative Expenses $3,444,746
   Fundraising Expenses $1,263,684
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,737,821
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,819,306
   
Net Assets $160,236,474

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
Donor-Advised Grants $14,614,591 66.3%
Civic Leadership $5,274,914 23.9%
Designated Funds $2,139,886 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 86.29 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.54 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.42 three stars
2014-12 06/14/2016 86.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 89.01 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.83 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 81.45 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 81.24 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 83.55 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.26 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.51 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 82.34 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 83.63 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 83.18 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 90.94 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 94.32 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 93.04 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 96.40 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 94.13 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 88.78 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 23-7180620
Name in IRS Master File BALTIMORE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC
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
(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 October, 1972
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
$312,545 1.16% Thomas E. Wilcox President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baltimore Community Foundation (MD) 86.29 three stars
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 97.17 four stars
Community First Foundation (CO) 94.07 four stars
Central Indiana Community Foundation (IN) 91.42 four stars
Central New York Community Foundation (NY) 97.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Baltimore Community Foundation
2 East Read Street
9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 332-4171
fax: (410) 837-4701
EIN: 23-7180620

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Board Leadership

Laura L. Gamble
Chair

CEO

Shanaysha M. Sauls
President & CEO

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