Profiles

Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville

PO Box 332
Huntsville, AL 35804
United States

Mission

To enhance the quality of life in the Greater Huntsville community through philanthropy.

Most Meaningful Change

We have raised awareness of dozens of local nonprofit organizations in our community and thereby increased charitable giving to these agencies. We have provided tax-efficient mechanisms to over 125 local families, resulting in millions of dollars donated to local nonprofit organizations. We have partnered with many local businesses to help create a culture of giving and enabled workplace-giving funds to support the community. Received accreditation by National Standards for Community Foundations.

2009 Year Founded
$13,650,000 Endowment Value
$965,207 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 12.11.17

Population Area Served

343,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Greater Huntsville
Address 1PO Box 332
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownHuntsville
State / RegionAL
ZIP / Postal Code35804
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
Phone256.535.2065
Emailinfo@communityfoundationhsv.org
Websitewww.communityfoundationhsv.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Stuart Obermann, President/CEO
Primary Contact’s NameStuart Obermann
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident & CEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2009
Mission StatementTo enhance the quality of life in the Greater Huntsville community through philanthropy.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced343,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members17
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$4,000,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$4,022,880
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,100,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$965,207
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$13,650,000
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 centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight 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 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 communityN/A
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
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 cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLot
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterLittle
Alternative energyFair amount
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
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 problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting 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
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
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 communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
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 givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLittle
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 foundationN/A
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 volunteersNo
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 environmentImportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
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 have raised awareness of dozens of local nonprofit organizations in our community and thereby increased charitable giving to these agencies. We have provided tax-efficient mechanisms to over 125 local families, resulting in millions of dollars donated to local nonprofit organizations. We have partnered with many local businesses to help create a culture of giving and enabled workplace-giving funds to support the community. Received accreditation by National Standards for Community Foundations.
 

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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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