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Baton Rouge Area Foundation

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four stars

93.08

100 North Street Suite 900
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
tel: (877) 387-6126   Web Site
EIN: 72-6030391

Board Leadership
S. Dennis Blunt
Chair

CEO
John G. Davies
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.08 four stars
  Financial 94.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) provides two essential functions for the capital region. One, the Foundation connects philanthropists with capable nonprofits to make sure the needs of our communities are met. Two, the Foundation invests in and manages pivotal projects that can change the community. Since 1964, we have made tens of thousands of grants totaling more than $225 million. Nonprofits have used the grants to feed and clothe people, protect the abused, preserve the wilderness, create an arts center, educate children who deserve a second chance, protect young girls from cancer, revive downtown Baton Rouge and raise more than $45 million for hurricane relief.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) provides two essential functions for the capital region. One, the Foundation connects philanthropists with capable nonprofits to make sure the needs of our communities are met. Two, the Foundation invests in and manages pivotal projects that can change the community. Since 1964, we have made tens of thousands of grants totaling more than $225 million. Nonprofits have used the grants to feed and clothe people, protect the abused, preserve the wilderness, create an arts center, educate children who deserve a second chance, protect young girls from cancer, revive downtown Baton Rouge and raise more than $45 million for hurricane relief.

Financial

four stars

94.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.44
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baton Rouge Area Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Baton Rouge Area Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 93.08 four stars
The San Francisco Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
Santa Barbara Foundation (CA) 90.12 four stars
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (WI) 89.03 three stars
The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 91.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,363,291
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,737
   Related Organizations $1,296,982
   Government Grants $218,958
Total Contributions $39,891,968
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $39,891,968
   Other Revenue $6,744,218
TOTAL REVENUE $46,636,186
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,159,887
   Administrative Expenses $2,875,345
   Fundraising Expenses $961,042
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $39,996,274
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,639,912
   
Net Assets $252,396,009

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 $34,252,621 94.7%
Sponsoring and Administering Programs $1,907,266 5.3%

Ratings History
Baton Rouge Area Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.08 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 91.95 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 93.89 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.98 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 91.88 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 93.72 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 76.29 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.71 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 75.86 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 79.31 two stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 95.81 four stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 89.20 three stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 93.49 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 81.07 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 96.03 four stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 96.47 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 86.49 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 72-6030391
Name in IRS Master File BATON ROUGE AREA 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
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 November, 1965
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$442,797 1.10% John G. Davies President, CEO $200,000

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 93.08 four stars
Community Foundation of Collier County (FL) 88.00 three stars
California Community Foundation (CA) 91.24 four stars
The Denver Foundation (CO) 89.31 three stars
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (MA) 86.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
100 North Street
Suite 900
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
tel: (877) 387-6126
fax: (225) 387-6153
EIN: 72-6030391

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Board Leadership

S. Dennis Blunt
Chair

CEO

John G. Davies
President & CEO

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