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CREATE Foundation

Northeast Mississippi's community foundation

four stars

96.61

213 West Main Street Tupelo, MS 38804
tel: (662) 844-8989   Web Site
EIN: 23-7248582

Board Leadership
Greg Pirkle
Chairman

CEO
Mike Clayborne
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.61 four stars
  Financial 97.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

CREATE is an acronym for Christian Research Education Action Technical Enterprise. Today, the CREATE Foundation is the region's premier philanthropic resource regarding comprehensive charitable planning for individuals, nonprofits, communities, and businesses. CREATE Foundation is committed to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to us. Sound financial practices protect investment principal from erosion, provide a steady stream of income for grants, and add value to investment assets through growth. For more than 35 years, CREATE has been working together with fund donors, grant recipients, organizations and communities, the Foundation is a powerful catalyst for building charitable resources for our region.

CREATE is an acronym for Christian Research Education Action Technical Enterprise. Today, the CREATE Foundation is the region's premier philanthropic resource regarding comprehensive charitable planning for individuals, nonprofits, communities, and businesses. CREATE Foundation is committed to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to us. Sound financial practices protect investment principal from erosion, provide a steady stream of income for grants, and add value to investment assets through growth. For more than 35 years, CREATE has been working together with fund donors, grant recipients, organizations and communities, the Foundation is a powerful catalyst for building charitable resources for our region.

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Financial

four stars

97.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
91.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.53
  Program Expenses Growth 17.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CREATE Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CREATE Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CREATE Foundation (MS) 96.61 four stars
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County (FL) 91.34 four stars
The Community Foundation of Louisville (KY) 93.41 four stars
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (WI) 89.03 three stars
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 94.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,465,325
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $2,041,440
   Government Grants $33,427
Total Contributions $17,540,192
   Program Service Revenue $24,516
Total Primary Revenue $17,564,708
   Other Revenue $1,833,443
TOTAL REVENUE $19,398,151
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,589,170
   Administrative Expenses $557,405
   Fundraising Expenses $237,726
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,384,301
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,013,850
   
Net Assets $101,840,264

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
Improving Education and Community Life $9,589,170 100.0%

Ratings History
CREATE Foundation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/22/2017 96.61 four stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 98.06 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.10 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 96.67 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.95 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 94.37 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 96.75 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.03 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.65 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 75.73 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 90.42 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 96.39 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 94.17 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 98.83 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 92.49 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 85.45 three stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 92.92 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 78.26 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 23-7248582
Name in IRS Master File CREATE 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 (29) Other religious activities
(45) Student operated business
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, 1972
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
$218,432 2.10% Michael K. Clayborne President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CREATE Foundation (MS) 96.61 four stars
The Winston-Salem Foundation (NC) 99.79 four stars
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 93.36 four stars
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 93.08 four stars
The Oregon Community Foundation (OR) 97.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

CREATE Foundation
213 West Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
tel: (662) 844-8989
fax: (662) 844-8149
EIN: 23-7248582

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1053
Tupelo, MS 38802

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Board Leadership

Greg Pirkle
Chairman

CEO

Mike Clayborne
President

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