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Princeton Area Community Foundation

Connecting people who care with causes that matter across central New Jersey

four stars

97.17

15 Princess Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
tel: (609) 219-1800   Web Site
EIN: 52-1746234

Board Leadership
Anthony Cimino
Board Chair

CEO
Jeffrey M. Vega
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Created in 1991, the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) builds community by promoting and encouraging philanthropy across greater Mercer County and central New Jersey. We do this by managing charitable funds created by members of the community, providing competitive discretionary grants to nonprofits, and by making advised grants to nonprofits after consultation with individuals or groups of donors. PACF also serves as a convener and catalyst, leveraging new funds, and creating partnerships to enable residents to solve community problems.

Created in 1991, the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) builds community by promoting and encouraging philanthropy across greater Mercer County and central New Jersey. We do this by managing charitable funds created by members of the community, providing competitive discretionary grants to nonprofits, and by making advised grants to nonprofits after consultation with individuals or groups of donors. PACF also serves as a convener and catalyst, leveraging new funds, and creating partnerships to enable residents to solve community problems.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
93.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.17
  Program Expenses Growth 26.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Princeton Area Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Princeton Area Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Princeton Area Community Foundation (NJ) 97.17 four stars
Foundation For The Carolinas (NC) 94.34 four stars
The Columbus Foundation (OH) 95.05 four stars
California Community Foundation (CA) 91.24 four stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 89.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,602,987
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $27,602,987
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $27,602,987
   Other Revenue $-1,320,915
TOTAL REVENUE $26,282,072
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,422,663
   Administrative Expenses $686,392
   Fundraising Expenses $179,843
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,288,898
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,993,174
   
Net Assets $141,590,279

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 $17,422,663 100.0%

Ratings History
Princeton Area Community Foundation has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 92.85 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2014 99.47 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 97.12 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 97.12 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 97.08 four stars
2008-12 09/20/2011 97.82 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-12 08/01/2010 96.92 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 78.86 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 86.35 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 99.24 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 97.10 four stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 92.18 four stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 99.08 four stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 95.83 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 52-1746234
Name in IRS Master File PRINCETON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 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
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 September, 1991
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
$216,909 1.18% Jeffrey Vega President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Princeton Area Community Foundation (NJ) 97.17 four stars
Foundation for MetroWest (MA) 89.94 three stars
The San Francisco Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 89.90 three stars
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (WI) 91.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Princeton Area Community Foundation
15 Princess Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
tel: (609) 219-1800
fax: (609) 219-1850
EIN: 52-1746234

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Board Leadership

Anthony Cimino
Board Chair

CEO

Jeffrey M. Vega
President & CEO

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