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Austin Community Foundation

Generosity Multiplied.

four stars

95.37

4315 Guadalupe Street Suite 300
Austin, TX 78751
tel: (512) 472-4483   Web Site
EIN: 74-1934031

Board Leadership
Shannon Ratliff
Chair

CEO
Mike Nellis
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.37 four stars
  Financial 94.83 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Austin Community Foundation fosters an ecosystem of philanthropy to create meaningful change in Austin. We do so by providing efficient and effective giving tools for donors, impactful grants for nonprofits and collaborative leadership around the most pressing needs in our community. Through the generosity and vision of our donors we grant more than $20 million annually, mostly through donor advised funds. Founded in 1977, we are the third largest charitable foundation in Central Texas by grants distributed. Through our long-term investment strategies we create assets for tomorrow while building a community of givers today.

Austin Community Foundation fosters an ecosystem of philanthropy to create meaningful change in Austin. We do so by providing efficient and effective giving tools for donors, impactful grants for nonprofits and collaborative leadership around the most pressing needs in our community. Through the generosity and vision of our donors we grant more than $20 million annually, mostly through donor advised funds. Founded in 1977, we are the third largest charitable foundation in Central Texas by grants distributed. Through our long-term investment strategies we create assets for tomorrow while building a community of givers today.

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Financial

four stars

94.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
97.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.45
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Community Foundation (TX) 95.37 four stars
Miami Foundation (FL) 94.54 four stars
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (TN) 94.34 four stars
Grand Rapids Community Foundation (MI) 86.87 three stars
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT) 88.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $70,094,656
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $70,094,656
   Program Service Revenue $78,000
Total Primary Revenue $70,172,656
   Other Revenue $11,691,114
TOTAL REVENUE $81,863,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,808,224
   Administrative Expenses $509,532
   Fundraising Expenses $120,939
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,438,695
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $46,425,075
   
Net Assets $230,633,428

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 $22,831,598 65.6%
Initiatives and Other Community Efforts $11,453,077 32.9%
Scholarships $523,549 1.5%

Ratings History
Austin Community Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 95.37 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.33 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 94.94 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.97 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 96.91 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 95.39 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.83 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.85 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 96.96 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 94.76 four stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 99.78 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 97.16 four stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 93.76 four stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 89.75 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 87.26 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 87.24 three stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 97.25 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 74-1934031
Name in IRS Master File AUSTIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE CAPITAL AREA
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 (903) Community trust or component
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, 1977
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,000 0.60% Mike Nellis Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Community Foundation (TX) 95.37 four stars
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (TN) 94.34 four stars
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NH) 91.83 four stars
The Columbus Foundation (OH) 95.05 four stars
Foundation For The Carolinas (NC) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Austin Community Foundation
4315 Guadalupe Street
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78751
tel: (512) 472-4483
fax: (512) 472-4486
EIN: 74-1934031

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Board Leadership

Shannon Ratliff
Chair

CEO

Mike Nellis
CEO

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