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Niagara Community Foundation

8 Church Street, Suite 301
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3B3
Canada

Mission

Dedicated to improving the quality of life in Niagara through building endowment funds, providing grants and enabling philanthropic partnerships

2000 Year Founded
$50,000,000 Endowment Value
$1,200,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.17.18

Population Area Served

447,888

Identifying Information
OrganizationNiagara Community Foundation
Address 18 Church Street, Suite 301
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownSt. Catharines
State / RegionOntario
ZIP / Postal CodeL2R 3B3
CountryCanada
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
Phone905-684-8688
Emailbryan.rose@niagaracommunityfoundation.org
Websitewww.niagaracommunityfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Joanne Krick, Community Initiatives Manager
Primary Contact’s NameBryan Rose
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2000
Mission StatementDedicated to improving the quality of life in Niagara through building endowment funds, providing grants and enabling philanthropic partnerships
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced447,888
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members16
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$21,000,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$17,000,000
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$2,100,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,200,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$50,000,000
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 slight 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 fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
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 endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communitySlightly important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
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
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
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 much 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
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small 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 communitySome important achievements
Gender equityA few small achievements
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 groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Other organizationNeither helpful or unhelpful
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 doNo
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 assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
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 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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