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Community Foundation Sonoma County

For good. For ever.

four stars

95.27

120 Stony Point Road Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
tel: (707) 579-4073   Web Site
EIN: 68-0003212

Board Leadership
Deberah B. Kelley
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Brown
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.27 four stars
  Financial 94.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, the Community Foundation Sonoma County's mission is to strengthen our local communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement. The Foundation is the trusted advisor to individuals, families, community benefit organizations and businesses who have created charitable funds to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful and caring philanthropy. The Community Foundation and its donors support a diversity of needs and opportunities. With assets of $136 million and more than 400 funds established by individual donors, community groups and nonprofit organizations, it has facilitated over $100 million in grants to community benefit organizations in Sonoma County and beyond.

Founded in 1983, the Community Foundation Sonoma County's mission is to strengthen our local communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement. The Foundation is the trusted advisor to individuals, families, community benefit organizations and businesses who have created charitable funds to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful and caring philanthropy. The Community Foundation and its donors support a diversity of needs and opportunities. With assets of $136 million and more than 400 funds established by individual donors, community groups and nonprofit organizations, it has facilitated over $100 million in grants to community benefit organizations in Sonoma County and beyond.

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Financial

four stars

94.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
90.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.99
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation Sonoma County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Foundation Sonoma County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,818,711
   Federated Campaigns $23,219
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $51,000
Total Contributions $26,892,930
   Program Service Revenue $197,710
Total Primary Revenue $27,090,640
   Other Revenue $4,234,202
TOTAL REVENUE $31,324,842
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,899,012
   Administrative Expenses $1,260,006
   Fundraising Expenses $614,027
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,773,045
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,551,797
   
Net Assets $163,491,302

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$226,736 1.14% Elizabeth Brown President and CEO

Mission

Founded in 1983, the Community Foundation Sonoma County's mission is to strengthen our local communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement. The Foundation is the trusted advisor to individuals, families, community benefit organizations and businesses who have created charitable funds to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful and caring philanthropy. The Community Foundation and its donors support a diversity of needs and opportunities. With assets of $136 million and more than 400 funds established by individual donors, community groups and nonprofit organizations, it has facilitated over $100 million in grants to community benefit organizations in Sonoma County and beyond.

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Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA) 95.27 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road
Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
tel: (707) 579-4073
fax: (707) 579-4801
EIN: 68-0003212

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Board Leadership

Deberah B. Kelley
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Brown
President, CEO