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Racine Community Foundation

1135 Warwick Way
Ste 200
Racine, Wisconsin 53406
United States

Mission

The mission of the Racine Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Racine County by encouraging and providing opportunities for charitable giving and by managing and distributing the funds in a responsible manner

1975 Year Founded
$51,762,452 Endowment Value
$2,317,311 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.30.14

Population Area Served

100,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationRacine Community Foundation
Address 11135 Warwick Way
Address 2Ste 200
City / TownRacine
State / RegionWisconsin
ZIP / Postal Code53406
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
Phone(262) 632-8474
Emailinfo@racinecommunityfoundation.org
Websitewww.racinecommunityfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Liz Powell, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameChris Greco
Primary Contact’s PositionController
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1975
Mission StatementThe mission of the Racine Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Racine County by encouraging and providing opportunities for charitable giving and by managing and distributing the funds in a responsible manner
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced100,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members20
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$3,156,989
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$430,312
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$2,317,311
Does Organization Have an Endowment
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$51,762,452
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 a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed an important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingDid not answer
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communitySlightly important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityDid not answer
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyDid not answer
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthLot
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingLittle
ChildrenLot
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingFair amount
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 organizationsRarely
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
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 environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
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 communityA few small achievements
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 environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
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 communityA few small achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
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 workDid not answer
Local people control what our organization doesDid not answer
Have local people represented on our boardDid not answer
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 peopleDid not answer
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearDid not answer
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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