Profiles

Dorset Community Foundation

The Spire
High Street
Poole, South West England BH151DF
United Kingdom

Mission

To work with individual and corporate donors and trusts to grow philanthropy in Dorset to meet social need through impactful grant making

Most Meaningful Change

The development of a new strategic vission and operational plan for the organisation which has focussed activity, improved profile, energised the team/board and delivered results

2000 Year Founded
$2,728,000 Endowment Value
$200,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 12.22.17

Population Area Served

850,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationDorset Community Foundation
Address 1The Spire
Address 2High Street
City / TownPoole
State / RegionSouth West England
ZIP / Postal CodeBH151DF
CountryUnited Kingdom
ContinentEurope
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
Phone120.267.0815
Emailjon@dorsetcf.org
Websitewww.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Jon Yates, Chief Executive
Primary Contact’s NameJon Yates
Primary Contact’s PositionChief Executive
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2000
Mission StatementTo work with individual and corporate donors and trusts to grow philanthropy in Dorset to meet social need through impactful grant making
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced850,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Board Members11
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$646,432
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$361,478
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$482,647
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$200,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$2,728,000
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 an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a slight role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important 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
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationN/A
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationN/A
Board reflective of community diversityN/A
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityN/A
Pursuing equityN/A
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentN/A
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
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 authoritiesFair amount
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernRarely
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
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 problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityNo change
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
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important 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 foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentLot
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsNot at all
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationN/A
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 fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThe development of a new strategic vission and operational plan for the organisation which has focussed activity, improved profile, energised the team/board and delivered results
 

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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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