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Community Foundation of Broward

910 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
United States

Mission

To provide leadership on community solutions and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter

Most Meaningful Change

Three years ago we completed a community-wide needs assessment through extensive research, interviews, information sessions and community conversations. A common issue of concern was education. At that time 25 U.S. school districts produced one-fifth of all U.S. dropouts. Broward was one of them. The foundation responded by giving voice to different sectors and building consensus. From that work, the School is Cool initiative was born with a target to increase high school graduation rates to 90% by focusing on middle school success. Poor attendance, behavior issues and low performance in reading and math in the middle school grades clearly predicts high school dropouts. Principals and nonprofit leaders have co-created new programs in nine public middle schools that feed into the lowest-performing high schools. The programs range from literacy learning labs and suspension prevention programs, to extended school day tutoring for failing students. The approach is also building community-wide engagement. This year, both the Children’s Services Council and Broward County Public Schools have incorporated School is Cool into their strategic plans, and the Broward Workshop has adopted it as its number one priority.

1984 Year Founded
$136,600,986 Endowment Value
$8,199,844 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

1,800,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Broward
Address 1910 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 200
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownFort Lauderdale
State / RegionFlorida
ZIP / Postal Code33301
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
Phone954.761.9503
Emailamilojica@cfbroward.org
Websitewww.cfbroward.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Linda Carter, President & CEO
Primary Contact’s NameALeksandar Milojica
Primary Contact’s PositionMarketing Manager
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1984
Mission StatementTo provide leadership on community solutions and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced1,800,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)11
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$26,039,420
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$6,904,683
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$9,301,610
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$8,199,844
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$136,600,986
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 servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important 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
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLot
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefFair amount
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
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 organizationsOften
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
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 servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
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 much better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
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 foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery helpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
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 fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsThree years ago we completed a community-wide needs assessment through extensive research, interviews, information sessions and community conversations. A common issue of concern was education. At that time 25 U.S. school districts produced one-fifth of all U.S. dropouts. Broward was one of them. The foundation responded by giving voice to different sectors and building consensus. From that work, the School is Cool initiative was born with a target to increase high school graduation rates to 90% by focusing on middle school success. Poor attendance, behavior issues and low performance in reading and math in the middle school grades clearly predicts high school dropouts. Principals and nonprofit leaders have co-created new programs in nine public middle schools that feed into the lowest-performing high schools. The programs range from literacy learning labs and suspension prevention programs, to extended school day tutoring for failing students. The approach is also building community-wide engagement. This year, both the Children’s Services Council and Broward County Public Schools have incorporated School is Cool into their strategic plans, and the Broward Workshop has adopted it as its number one priority.
 

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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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