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Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

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four stars

96.69

3618 Fifth Avenue Suite One
Altoona, PA 16602
tel: (814) 201-2080   Web Site
EIN: 25-1625390

Board Leadership
James A. Carrieri
President

CEO
Wiliam M. Hiergeist
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.69 four stars
  Financial 95.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, incorporated in 1990, is an independent entity - legally separate from the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown - committed to the long-term strength and viability of Catholic institutions within the eight-county diocese. Among its overall goals and objectives, the Independent Catholic Foundation is to: provide a source through which donors can make living and testamentary gifts to benefit their charitable objectives and sustain the works of parishes, schools, agencies, ministries and outreach programs of the diocese and other Catholic entities supported by its donors; serve as a depository for charitable funds; invest according to a prudent policy that closely balances risk versus reward with safety and provides an adequate mix of investments.

The Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, incorporated in 1990, is an independent entity - legally separate from the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown - committed to the long-term strength and viability of Catholic institutions within the eight-county diocese. Among its overall goals and objectives, the Independent Catholic Foundation is to: provide a source through which donors can make living and testamentary gifts to benefit their charitable objectives and sustain the works of parishes, schools, agencies, ministries and outreach programs of the diocese and other Catholic entities supported by its donors; serve as a depository for charitable funds; invest according to a prudent policy that closely balances risk versus reward with safety and provides an adequate mix of investments.

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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 19.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.71
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (PA) 96.69 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $422,079
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $422,079
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $422,079
   Other Revenue $3,088,133
TOTAL REVENUE $3,510,212
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $885,216
   Administrative Expenses $211,636
   Fundraising Expenses $26,740
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,123,592
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,386,620
   
Net Assets $27,436,657

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
Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 96.69 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.99 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 92.31 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.52 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.53 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 92.78 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.10 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.24 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-06 06/01/2009 92.05 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 89.45 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 86.22 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 79.24 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 79.36 two stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 89.25 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 86.17 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 25-1625390
Name in IRS Master File FOUNDATION FOR THE ROMAN CATHOLIC
NTEE Code X11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$84,820 7.54% B. Hiergeist Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (PA) 96.69 four stars
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America's Keswick (NJ) 87.62 three stars
Bill Glass Behind the Walls (TX) 95.08 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
3618 Fifth Avenue
Suite One
Altoona, PA 16602
tel: (814) 201-2080
fax: (814) 201-2092
EIN: 25-1625390

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Board Leadership

James A. Carrieri
President

CEO

Wiliam M. Hiergeist
Executive Director

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