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Mt. Lebanon Community Endowment

Post Office Box 24514
PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania 15234
United States

Mission

To build, promote and manage a permanent fund that sustains and enhances the quality of life in Mt. Lebanon

Most Meaningful Change

We are a relatively new foundation and have only been raising funds for the last couple of years. As such, we don’t have a lot of tangible “projects” to point to, but the work we are doing to build a permanent fund to support our community is our most meaningful change. We will continue to work to build a culture of long-term thinking and giving in the municipality.

2008 Year Founded
$7,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

33,137

Identifying Information
OrganizationMt. Lebanon Community Endowment
Address 1Post Office Box 24514
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownPIttsburgh
State / RegionPennsylvania
ZIP / Postal Code15234
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
Phone412-337-0225
Emailabode@mtlebanonendowment.org
Websitewww.mtlebanonendowment.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Audrey Bode, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameAudrey Bode
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2008
Mission StatementTo build, promote and manage a permanent fund that sustains and enhances the quality of life in Mt. Lebanon
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced33,137
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
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 Year$141,360
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$42,396
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$7,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
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 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 fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyDid not answer
NationallyDid not answer
InternationallyDid not answer
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 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 communitySlightly important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
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 cultureNot at all
EducationLittle
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthNot at all
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
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 concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesNever
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
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 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 worse
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
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 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 assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDo not work in this sphere
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 groupsNot at all
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentN/A
UniversitiesN/A
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesNot at all
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationN/A
Other organizationVery helpful
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 volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearNo
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
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 YearsWe are a relatively new foundation and have only been raising funds for the last couple of years. As such, we don’t have a lot of tangible “projects” to point to, but the work we are doing to build a permanent fund to support our community is our most meaningful change. We will continue to work to build a culture of long-term thinking and giving in the municipality.
 

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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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