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Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama

1130 Quintard Avenue, Suite 100
Anniston, Alabama 36201
United States

Mission

To wisely assess needs and channel donor resources to maximize community well-being

Most Meaningful Change

The foundation partnered with our local United Way to bring the Alabama Association of Nonprofits’ comprehensive Standards for Excellence program to nonprofits in our region. Those organizations that successfully complete the program are afforded a number of benefits, including 10 bonus points when applying for foundation grants.

1999 Year Founded
$500,000 Endowment Value
$1,192,518 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

500,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Northeast Alabama
Address 11130 Quintard Avenue, Suite 100
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownAnniston
State / RegionAlabama
ZIP / Postal Code36201
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone256-231-5160
Emailjmaddox@yourcommunityfirst.org
Websitewww.yourcommunityfirst.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Jennifer S. Maddox, President & CEO
Primary Contact’s NameSusan Williamson
Primary Contact’s PositionVice President of Advancement & Communications
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementTo wisely assess needs and channel donor resources to maximize community well-being
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced500,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members14
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,653,239
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,277,226
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$667,365
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,192,518
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$500,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodNone
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyNot important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLittle
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefFair amount
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting much better
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherStaff Training
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe foundation partnered with our local United Way to bring the Alabama Association of Nonprofits’ comprehensive Standards for Excellence program to nonprofits in our region. Those organizations that successfully complete the program are afforded a number of benefits, including 10 bonus points when applying for foundation grants.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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