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Community Foundation of Monroe County

28 South Macomb Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
United States

Mission

To enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Monroe County through permanent endowments

1976 Year Founded
$6,000,000 Endowment Value
$75,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

150,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Monroe County
Address 128 South Macomb Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownMonroe
State / RegionMichigan
ZIP / Postal Code48161
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
Phone734-770-8757
Emailkrusseau@cfmonroe.org
Websitewww.cfmonroe.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Kathleen Russeau, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameKathleen Russeau
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1976
Mission StatementTo enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Monroe County through permanent endowments
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced150,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members15
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$150,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$767,295
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$150,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$75,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$6,000,000
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 slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingSlightly 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 endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally 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
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenLittle
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
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 granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentRarely
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting worse
Quality of the environmentGetting worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting worse
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting worse
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting worse
Gender equityGetting worse
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting worse
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting worse
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
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 communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
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 communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersUnhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersUnhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsUnhelpful
Particular foundationUnhelpful
Other organizationUnhelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
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 fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentN/A
More volunteersN/A
Access to advice or technical assistanceN/A
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyN/A
More responsive authoritiesN/A
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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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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