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The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

People Place Prosperity

four stars

90.07

4 Vanderbilt Park Drive Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803
tel: (828) 254-4960   Web Site
EIN: 56-1223384

Board Leadership
Stephanie Norris Kiser
Chair

CEO
Elizabeth Brazas
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina. Vision: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina's vision is a vibrant 18-county region where all people can find opportunity and enjoy the region's many resources. Our actions reflect our values: - We listen, cultivate relationships and build collective support to address community needs. - We commit resources to these needs and inspire others to join us. - We draw on our regional expertise to guide this work. - We make giving easy, effective and enduring.

Mission: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina. Vision: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina's vision is a vibrant 18-county region where all people can find opportunity and enjoy the region's many resources. Our actions reflect our values: - We listen, cultivate relationships and build collective support to address community needs. - We commit resources to these needs and inspire others to join us. - We draw on our regional expertise to guide this work. - We make giving easy, effective and enduring.

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Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
91.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.07
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (NC) 90.07 four stars
North Texas Community Foundation (TX) 93.48 four stars
The Boston Foundation (MA) 92.75 four stars
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (MO) 93.32 four stars
The Winston-Salem Foundation (NC) 99.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,718,669
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $86,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $47,503
Total Contributions $17,852,272
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,852,272
   Other Revenue $6,054,852
TOTAL REVENUE $23,907,124
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,848,500
   Administrative Expenses $989,551
   Fundraising Expenses $535,437
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,373,488
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,533,636
   
Net Assets $217,268,978

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
Contributions to Other Charitable Organizations $15,848,500 100.0%

Ratings History
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 90.07 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 92.27 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 91.12 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.80 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.11 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 91.71 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 96.29 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 86.40 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.36 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 80.64 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 95.24 four stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 94.26 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 76.76 two stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 79.32 two stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 99.67 four stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 97.33 four stars
2001-06 04/15/2003 99.74 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 56-1223384
Name in IRS Master File THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA 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, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$221,362 1.27% Elizabeth Brazas President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (NC) 90.07 four stars
West Central Initiative (MN) 93.05 four stars
Community Foundation Sonoma County (CA) 95.27 four stars
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (MA) 89.73 three stars
Foundation for MetroWest (MA) 85.20 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
4 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803
tel: (828) 254-4960
fax: (828) 251-2258
EIN: 56-1223384

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Board Leadership

Stephanie Norris Kiser
Chair

CEO

Elizabeth Brazas
President

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