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Community Foundation Sonoma County

For good. For ever.

four stars

90.15

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 90.15 four stars
  Financial 86.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

three stars

86.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.52
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA) 90.15 four stars
Central Carolina Community Foundation (SC) 93.32 four stars
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (NV) 96.78 four stars
Golden Belt Community Foundation (KS) 86.79 three stars
Community Foundation for Monterey County (CA) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,362,404
   Federated Campaigns $1,566
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $270,000
Total Contributions $18,633,970
   Program Service Revenue $231,525
Total Primary Revenue $18,865,495
   Other Revenue $5,203,654
TOTAL REVENUE $24,069,149
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,372,947
   Administrative Expenses $1,513,532
   Fundraising Expenses $798,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,684,864
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,384,285
   
Net Assets $157,741,467

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
Community Foundation Sonoma County has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 90.15 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 95.27 four stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 91.20 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 92.41 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.46 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 84.27 three stars
2013-12 02/05/2016 88.29 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 81.59 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 81.50 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.44 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 86.68 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 94.19 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 96.84 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 96.92 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 89.30 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 76.52 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 78.59 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 84.38 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 94.51 four 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 68-0003212
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SONOMA COUNTY
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 (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 March, 1984
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$237,736 1.34% Elizabeth Brown President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA) 90.15 four stars
Akron Community Foundation (OH) 89.45 three stars
Adams County Community Foundation (PA) 96.13 four stars
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (NC) 90.94 four stars
DuPage Community Foundation (IL) 91.92 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

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