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Fort Dodge Community Foundation

24 North 9th Street, Suite B
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
United States

Mission

To serve as an advocate and a catalyst for charitable giving-developing charitable resources to support important community programs, services, initiatives and nonprofit organizations that advance the public good, foster economic prosperity and improve the quality of life of all citizens, families and youth in Fort Dodge, Webster County and northwest-central Iowa. As an asset development organization, the foundation and United Way provide positive, proactive and innovative leadership and significant resources to help our community and region become a place where people will want to live, work, recreate and raise their families.

Most Meaningful Change

Our grant funding support and community leadership have served as a catalyst for community projects that improve our quality of life. More people are giving back to our community to help make it a better place to live.

1995 Year Founded
$2,495,844 Endowment Value
$587,909 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

60,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationFort Dodge Community Foundation
Address 124 North 9th Street, Suite B
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownFort Dodge
State / RegionIowa
ZIP / Postal Code50501
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
Phone515-573-3179
Emailrk@fd-foundation.org
Websitewww.fd-foundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Randy Kuhlman, Chief Executive Officer
Primary Contact’s NameRandy Kuhlman
Primary Contact’s PositionChief Executive Officer
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1995
Mission StatementTo serve as an advocate and a catalyst for charitable giving-developing charitable resources to support important community programs, services, initiatives and nonprofit organizations that advance the public good, foster economic prosperity and improve the quality of life of all citizens, families and youth in Fort Dodge, Webster County and northwest-central Iowa. As an asset development organization, the foundation and United Way provide positive, proactive and innovative leadership and significant resources to help our community and region become a place where people will want to live, work, recreate and raise their families.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced60,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Board Members16
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,443,855
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,219,160
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$793,354
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$587,909
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$2,495,844
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 servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodNone
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little 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 diversitySlightly important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equitySlightly 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
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
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 much better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting better
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
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeA few small achievements
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 policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
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 problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
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 fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur grant funding support and community leadership have served as a catalyst for community projects that improve our quality of life. More people are giving back to our community to help make it a better place to live.
 

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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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