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Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Greater Together

four stars

97.10

101 West Pleasant Street Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53212
tel: (414) 272-5805   Web Site
EIN: 39-6036407

Board Leadership
Cory L. Nettles
Board Chair

CEO
Ellen M. Gilligan
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.10 four stars
  Financial 99.11 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

99.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 14.60
  Program Expenses Growth 19.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Milwaukee Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Milwaukee Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 97.10 four stars
CREATE Foundation (MS) 98.06 four stars
Orange County Community Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars
The Greater New Orleans Foundation (LA) 96.90 four stars
California Community Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars

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For more than a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,300 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region. Established in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world and is also among the largest.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,556,033
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $31,556,033
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $31,556,033
   Other Revenue $31,904,519
TOTAL REVENUE $63,460,552
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,266,582
   Administrative Expenses $4,120,493
   Fundraising Expenses $1,624,492
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $51,011,567
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,448,985
   
Net Assets $638,738,230

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Greater Milwaukee Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 97.10 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 96.48 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 96.19 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 88.42 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 88.08 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 89.08 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.70 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.65 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 86.97 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 96.36 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 91.44 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 90.85 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 86.16 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 85.42 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 93.72 four stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 96.33 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 86.29 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 39-6036407
Name in IRS Master File GREATER MILWAUKEE 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 (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(29) Other religious activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
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, 1942
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$278,235 0.54% Ellen Gilligan President

For more than a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,300 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region. Established in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world and is also among the largest.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 97.10 four stars
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 94.48 four stars
The Saint Paul Foundation (MN) 90.36 four stars
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (MA) 89.12 three stars
New York Community Trust (NY) 95.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
101 West Pleasant Street
Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53212
tel: (414) 272-5805
fax: (414) 272-6235
EIN: 39-6036407

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Board Leadership

Cory L. Nettles
Board Chair

CEO

Ellen M. Gilligan
President, CEO

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