Community Fdn Of Greater Des Moines

Organization Overview

Community Fdn Of Greater Des Moines is located in Des Moines, IA. The organization was established in 1995. According to its NTEE Classification (T31) the organization is classified as: Community Foundations, under the broad grouping of Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations and related organizations. As of 12/2019, Community Fdn Of Greater Des Moines employed 33 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 12/2019, Community Fdn Of Greater Des Moines generated $97.8m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 6.0% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $57.4m during the year ending 12/2019. While expenses have increased by 9.2% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2014, Community Fdn Of Greater Des Moines has awarded 20,418 individual grants totaling $201,366,978. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2019

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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PROMOTE CHARITABLE GIVING, CONNECT DONORS WITH CAUSES, PROVIDE LEADERSHIP ON COMMUNITY ISSUES

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER DES MOINES WORKS WITH INDIVIDUAL DONORS, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES TO ESTABLISH CHARITABLE FUNDS THAT BENEFIT CAUSES AND COMMUNITIES FOREVER. THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL BY PROMOTING CHARITABLE GIVING, CONNECTING DONORS WITH CAUSES THEY CARE ABOUT AND PROVIDING LEADERSHIP ON IMPORTANT COMMUNITY ISSUES. THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER DES MOINES IS CONFIRMED IN COMPLIANCE WITH NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR U.S. COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS. THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OFFERS EXPERT GIVING ADVICE, CHARITABLE GIVING TOOLS TO MEET INDIVIDUAL GIVING GOALS, AND PROFESSIONAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT OF CHARITABLE FUNDS. THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ADMINISTERS MORE THAN 2,000 CHARITABLE COMPONENT FUNDS.THROUGH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTMAKING PROGRAMS AND DONOR FUNDS, OVER $49 MILLION WAS GRANTED TO CHARITABLE CAUSES IN 2019.


THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SERVES AS THE FISCAL SPONSOR FOR IMPORTANT COMMUNITY BETTERMENT INITIATIVES. THESE INITIATIVES FULFILL SHORT-TERM ADMINISTRATIVE NEEDS FOR A SPECIFIC PROGRAM OR PROJECT THAT IS KEY TO THE FUTURE VIABILITY OF THE COMMUNITY. BY SERVING AS FISCAL SPONSOR, THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR THESE VOLUNTEER GROUPS TO ESTABLISH AN UNNECESSARY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, YET ALLOWS FOR THE PROJECT TO BE CARRIED OUT IN A PRUDENT MANNER WITH STRONG FISCAL OVERSIGHT. THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PROVIDES ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR THESE PROJECTS. EXAMPLES INCLUDE THE LAURIDSEN SKATEPARK, GRAY'S LAKE, THE MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY RECPLEX AND PLANNING FOR THE GREATER DES MOINES DISASTER RECOVERY FUND.


THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE IN GREATER DES MOINES AND RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANT ROLE THE NONPROFIT SECTOR PLAYS IN BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES. THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S LEADERSHIP GRANTS SUPPORT CRITICAL PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS THAT IMPACT QUALITY OF LIFE IN GREATER DES MOINES. ITS CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS STRENGTHEN THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PROVIDE FUNDING FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSULTATION TO HELP IMPROVE THE CAPACITY AND MANAGEMENT OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. IN ADDITION, THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE IN ASSISTING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH ACCOUNTING SERVICES WHICH ALLOWS THEIR FOCUS TO REMAIN ON MISSION FULFILLMENT.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Jensen Construction Company
Project Construction Services
$614,202
Silchester International Investors
Investment Management
$261,539
The Underground Co
Project Site Utility Services
$231,869
Stellar Technology Solutions Llc
Software Services
$224,854
California Skateparks
Project Design And Engineer Services
$211,423
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$187,086
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$426,245
Government grants $4,454,629
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$73,680,434
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $34,451,131
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$78,748,394
Total Program Service Revenue$405,083
Investment income $13,094,847
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $29,550
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $5,409,737
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $97,760,217

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Community Fdn Of Greater Des Moines has awarded $55,611,352 in support to 5,284 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER IOWA

Org PageRecipient Profile

Urbandale, IA

PURPOSE: GRANT DISTRIBUTION

$3,698,912

SACRED HEART CHURCH AND SCHOOL

PURPOSE: GRANT DISTRIBUTION

$1,458,861

CLARINDA FOUNDATION INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Clarinda, IA

PURPOSE: GRANT DISTRIBUTION

$1,000,000

UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE

Org PageRecipient Profile

Alexandria, VA

PURPOSE: GRANT DISTRIBUTION

$800,000

THE GREAT OUTDOORS FOUNDATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

Des Moines, IA

PURPOSE: CENTRAL IOWA WATER TRAILS

$750,000

GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER IOWA

Org PageRecipient Profile

Urbandale, IA

PURPOSE: GRANT DISTRIBUTION

$641,469
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 7 grants that Community Fdn Of Greater Des Moines has recieved totaling $197,783.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation

Jefferson, IA

PURPOSE: ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE IN GREENE

$124,400
Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation

Des Moines, IA

PURPOSE: Assistance with staffing support for Iowa CAN affiliates. Building renovation project/Partners in Progress Grant

$35,000
William C Knapp Charitable Foundation

West Des Moines, IA

PURPOSE: GUARDIAN PROJECT

$15,000
Emc Insurance Foundation

Des Moines, IA

PURPOSE: FOR GENERAL SUPPORT OR FOR A CAPITAL FUND DRIVE OF THE RESPECTIVE ORGANIZATION

$10,000
William C Knapp Charitable Foundation

West Des Moines, IA

PURPOSE: SKATE PARK FUND

$8,333
William C Knapp Charitable Foundation

West Des Moines, IA

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET

$5,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$159,477,991
Earnings$31,758,937
Admin Expense$2,343,849
Net Contributions$19,189,205
Grants$8,824,563
Ending Balance$199,257,721

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