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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Connecting generosity with need

93.83

3833 Cleghorn Avenue Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37215
tel: (888) 540-5200   Web Site
EIN: 62-1471789

Board Leadership
Decosta E. Jenkins
Chairman

CEO
Ellen E. Lehman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.83
  Financial 92.26
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee brings good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee that we serve. The Community Foundation serves as a leader, catalyst, and resource providing philanthropic services that enhance the Middle Tennessee area. The Foundation provides flexible and cost-effective ways for civic-minded individuals, families, and companies to contribute to the community, now and for all time. The Foundation puts the joy back in giving by making it comfortable, convenient and cost-effective to give.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee brings good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee that we serve. The Community Foundation serves as a leader, catalyst, and resource providing philanthropic services that enhance the Middle Tennessee area. The Foundation provides flexible and cost-effective ways for civic-minded individuals, families, and companies to contribute to the community, now and for all time. The Foundation puts the joy back in giving by making it comfortable, convenient and cost-effective to give.

Financial

92.26

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
94.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.90
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
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To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 93.83
The Community Foundation of Louisville (KY) 93.92
San Angelo Area Foundation (TX) 94.44
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT) 85.88
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (NV) 100.00

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,530,204
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $573,960
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $266,323
Total Contributions $42,370,487
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $42,370,487
   Other Revenue $20,160,362
TOTAL REVENUE $62,530,849
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $63,289,669
   Administrative Expenses $1,561,786
   Fundraising Expenses $2,023,563
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $66,875,018
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,344,169
   
Net Assets $491,373,162

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
Grantmaking $63,289,669 100.0%

Ratings History
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 93.83
2018-12 04/01/2020 95.36
2017-12 03/01/2019 93.67
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.36
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.48
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.71
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.36
2013-12 05/01/2015 83.42
2012-12 12/20/2013 97.04
2011-12 12/20/2012 89.84
2010-12 02/01/2012 91.44
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.34
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 89.70
2008-12 04/01/2010 99.78
2007-12 03/01/2009 79.27
2006-12 12/01/2007 79.61
2005-12 12/15/2006 79.72
2004-12 01/01/2006 89.75
2003-12 11/01/2004 97.31
2002-12 12/01/2003 99.71

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

EIN 62-1471789
Name in IRS Master File THE COMMUNITY FDN OF MIDDLE TN 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
(600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
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 February, 1992
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
$318,637 0.47% Ellen E. Lehman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (TN) 93.83
North Georgia Community Foundation (GA) 100.00
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT) 85.88
Community Foundation of Howard County (IN) 86.53
Whatcom Community Foundation (WA) 95.25

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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
3833 Cleghorn Avenue
Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37215
tel: (888) 540-5200
fax: (615) 327-2746
EIN: 62-1471789

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Board Leadership

Decosta E. Jenkins
Chairman

CEO

Ellen E. Lehman
President

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