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Erie Community Foundation

Helping today . . .shaping tomorrow

four stars

96.64

459 West Sixth Street Erie, PA 16507
tel: (814) 454-0843   Web Site
EIN: 25-6032032

Board Leadership
Timothy M. Hunter
Chairman

CEO
Michael Batchelor
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.64 four stars
  Financial 96.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Erie Community Foundation (ECF) is a collection of charitable endowments operating under the administrative umbrella of a single public charity. ECF traces its history back to 1935 when Elisha H. Mack, co-founder of the Boston Store, created a charitable endowment fund. Today, we are constantly expanding our collection of nearly 500 different endowment funds, all created locally. ECF works to improve the quality of life in our region by evaluating and addressing community issues, by promoting responsible philanthropy and by connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.

The Erie Community Foundation (ECF) is a collection of charitable endowments operating under the administrative umbrella of a single public charity. ECF traces its history back to 1935 when Elisha H. Mack, co-founder of the Boston Store, created a charitable endowment fund. Today, we are constantly expanding our collection of nearly 500 different endowment funds, all created locally. ECF works to improve the quality of life in our region by evaluating and addressing community issues, by promoting responsible philanthropy and by connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.

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Financial

four stars

96.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 12.56
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Erie Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Erie Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Erie Community Foundation (PA) 96.64 four stars
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NH) 91.83 four stars
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA) 91.20 four stars
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (FL) 93.74 four stars
Miami Foundation (FL) 94.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,411,130
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,411,130
   Program Service Revenue $292,985
Total Primary Revenue $26,704,115
   Other Revenue $12,716,757
TOTAL REVENUE $39,420,872
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,422,904
   Administrative Expenses $2,117,966
   Fundraising Expenses $457,954
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,998,824
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,422,048
   
Net Assets $232,206,227

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
Grants $18,422,904 100.0%

Ratings History
Erie Community Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 96.64 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 94.34 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 94.93 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 94.62 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2016 88.36 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.00 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.27 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 80.63 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 88.81 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 85.91 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 98.93 four stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 94.87 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 86.90 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 80.22 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 83.16 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 91.29 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 96.62 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 79.23 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 25-6032032
Name in IRS Master File ERIE 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(29) Other religious activities
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 March, 1959
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$261,061 1.24% Michael Batchelor President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Erie Community Foundation (PA) 96.64 four stars
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (MI) 92.29 four stars
Akron Community Foundation (OH) 89.24 three stars
Greater Washington Community Foundation (DC) 92.38 four stars
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (NY) 95.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Erie Community Foundation
459 West Sixth Street
Erie, PA 16507
tel: (814) 454-0843
fax: (814) 456-4965
EIN: 25-6032032

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Board Leadership

Timothy M. Hunter
Chairman

CEO

Michael Batchelor
President

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