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Community Foundation of Central Georgia

577 Mulberry Street Suite 1600
Macon, Georgia 31201-3489
United States

Mission

We help our donors establish long-term charitable funds, using the most tax-advantaged methods, to benefit their causes and our community.

1993 Year Founded
$106,106,157 Endowment Value
$6,166,301 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 07.12.16

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Central Georgia
Address 1577 Mulberry Street Suite 1600
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownMacon
State / RegionGeorgia
ZIP / Postal Code31201-3489
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
Phone478.750.9338
Emailinfo@cfcga.org
Websitewww.cfcga.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Kathryn H. Dennis, President
Primary Contact’s NameKathryn H. Dennis
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1993
Mission StatementWe help our donors establish long-term charitable funds, using the most tax-advantaged methods, to benefit their causes and our community.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionThe Community Foundation of Central Georgia was founded in 1993 by a group of citizens interested in encouraging philanthropy and strengthening communities. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $67 million in grants through its donor advised, unrestricted, designated, field-of-interest, scholarship, and organizational endowment funds. As a local center for philanthropy, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia works with individuals, families, corporations, private foundations and not-for-profit organizations to carry out their charitable objectives and address emerging community issues. It is one of more than 700 community foundations in the country and is a member of the Council on Foundations and Southeastern Council of Foundations. CFCG is recognized by the Council as complying with National Accountability Standards.
Approximate Size of the Population ServicedDid not answer
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)6
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members27
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$8,553,465
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$7,672,930
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$6,166,301
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$106,106,157
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesDid not answer
Changes in the political environmentDid not answer
Changes in the economic environmentDid not answer
Government initiative fundingDid not answer
Foundation initiative fundingDid not answer
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingDid not answer
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesDid not answer
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyDid not answer
InternationallyDid not answer
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationDid not answer
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentDid not answer
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyDid not answer
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionFair amount
Economic developmentFair amount
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 concernDid not answer
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyDid not answer
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsDid not answer
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffDid not answer
ResearchDid not answer
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsDid not answer
Providing space for local organizationsDid not answer
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much 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
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsDid not answer
Informal associations of citizensDid not answer
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentDid not answer
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsDid not answer
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersDid not answer
Regional association of grantmakersDid not answer
Global Fund for Community FoundationsDid not answer
Particular foundationDid not answer
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsDid not answer
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesDid not answer
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doDid not answer
Actively engage local people as volunteersDid not answer
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 fundingDid not answer
Better legal or fiscal environmentDid not answer
More volunteersDid not answer
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingDid not answer
Stronger civil societyDid not answer
More responsive authoritiesDid not answer
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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