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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER HUNTSVILLE

A Smart Place to Give

Huntsville, AL   |  www.communityfoundationhsv.org

Mission

VISION | To be the trusted leader in mobilizing generosity. MISSION | To improve the quality of life in our community by increasing community awareness, deepening community investment, and maximizing community impact. VALUES| Excellence, passion, innovation, collaboration WE BELIEVE... - that we live in a great community. - that when we invest in quality of life, that investment benefits all of us. - that together we can accomplish more than any company, organization, or person can alone. - that this community has the resources to address our most pressing problems. - that when we invest in our nonprofit community, that investment can reap huge dividends. - that when we take the time to talk to one another, we can more quickly develop solutions.

Notes from the nonprofit

In its first decade serving this community, the Community Foundation has raised well over $32 million dollars of charitable assets and has distributed, on behalf of our donors, over $17,000,000 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations. Although our donors can donate to any 501(c)(3) organization in the United States, many have chosen to invest their grant dollars locally, with over 70% of all grants remaining in Madison County to meet community needs. We foster this spirit of generosity with a commitment to uphold the highest standards for philanthropic excellence - including legal, ethical, effective practices - to maintain financial health and organizational transparency.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO/President

Melissa Thompson

Main address

303 Williams Ave SW Suite 1031

Huntsville, AL 35801 USA

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Formerly known as

Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County

EIN

26-3750673

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We strive to be a trusted leader in mobilizing generosity to improve the quality of life in our community. We seek to identify and help solve problems in impact areas including: Basic Needs; Heath & Wellness; Neighborhoods & Community; Lifestyle; Economy; Emergency Relief; Environment; and Education. We achieve this vision by focusing on three strategies: - Encourage strategic generosity - Support local nonprofits - Pioneer innovative solutions We believe that together we can accomplish more than any one individual, company, or organization can alone. Through the power of giving, we can generate positive change in our community and position us for a stronger tomorrow.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Donor Education

In an effort to increase generosity throughout the Greater Huntsville region, the Community Foundation facilitates programmatic outreach to provide donors with the tools and information they need to make informed, strategic giving decisions. Among the initiatives being offered by the Community Foundation is an annual Summit on Philanthropy. The Summit is an inspirational networking and educational event that connects donors with the causes they care about most. In addition to the Summit, the Community Foundation also offers other forums to help educate donors on the latest philanthropic resources and tax information. We believe that generosity has the power to change lives, change communities, and change the future.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Retired people

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is a nonprofit community organization that strives to be the trusted leader in mobilizing philanthropy to improve quality of life in our community. We help donors be generous, however that looks to them with a variety of generosity tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.
In addition to donor advised funds, we operate our signature Now & Later Funds which employ an innovative generosity tool to impact our community now and for years to come, and support our donors as they create a legacy they love through planned giving.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Retired people

In addition to making it easy for donors to be generous, however it looks to them, the Community Foundation has strategically positioned itself to be a resource for the nonprofit community as strong agencies following best practices will more effectively meet our donors’ expectations. There are over 1,500 nonprofits serving Madison County alone, and these nonprofits have great potential to enhance their already a strong impact in our community if they can continually develop their mission-building skills and capabilities. The Community Foundation convenes training and technical assistance to increase the capacity of the nonprofit staff to meet community needs in a variety of ways, including our annual nonprofit conference NAVIGATE. As a result of these capacity-building efforts, we help assure our donors that the dollars they invest in these agencies will be leveraged for greatest impact.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations


Since 2021

Council on Foundations Accredited

CharityNavigator | 4 Star 2019

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2016

Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Council on Foundations - Member 2009

Chamber of Commerce 2009

Southeastern Council of Foundations 2013

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Health, Social and economic status

Related Program

Nonprofit Capacity Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total dollar value of grants made by the Community Foundation for our programs and to nonprofit organizations on behalf of our fundholders.

Number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Donor Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Sponsoring two major annual events: 1) Summit on Philanthropy - donor education and celebration of philanthropy. 2) Navigate (formerly NPU) - professional development for nonprofit leaders.

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Donor Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total attendees at the Summit on Philanthropy and NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network Conference.

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Nonprofit Capacity Building

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Educational and networking seminars/conferences for donors, nonprofits, other grantmaking organizations, and community leaders. Meetings convened for community leadership purposes.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Donor Asset Management

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of grants issued to nonprofits for calendar year - including discretionary grants and donor-directed grants.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Improve the quality of life in our Community (Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama)
2) Increase the amount of charitable giving in the community
3) Improve the effectiveness and build capacity in the nonprofit sector in our community
4) Operate a sustainable business model so the Community Foundation can be a perpetual source of philanthropy in the community

1) Educate donors, prospective donors about tax-efficient philanthropic services available at the Foundation
2) Convene community leaders to identify issues and help organize collaborative programs to address them 3)Provide educational and networking opportunities for nonprofits in the community
4) Provide high quality customer support and services for our fundholders
5) Seek competitive returns on investment for our charitable assets

1) Provide a variety of charitable fund services for corporate, individual, organization, and family entities
2) Vast knowledge of our community's nonprofit organizations
3) Deep understanding of our communities most pressing social needs
4) Strong back-office administrative and investment partnership to provide cost-effective and high-quality services

1) Strong and growing attendance at three annual events: NAVIGATE, Summit on Philanthropy, and Toasting with Tallulah
2) Assets under Management growing each year
3) Maintaining positive operating surplus
4) Significant grants make to nonprofits and religious institutions on behalf of fundholders
5) Successful convening of Community Conversations to address pressing social needs
6) Hosting dozens of educational and networking events around philanthropic subjects

Financials

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER HUNTSVILLE

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ray White

Warren Averett, LLC

Term: 2022 - 2024

Mike DeMaioribus

DeMaioribus Technologies

Chris Hinson

Hinson & Hinson, PC

Mike Lowe

SAIC (retired)

Jessica Hovis Smith

Longview Financial

Clay Hagan

Torch Technologies

Ray White

Warren Averett

Penny Billings

Bancorp South

Tina Watts

Boeing Alabama

Jay Dryden

Vector Wealth Strategies

Kristina Hendrix

Dynetics, Inc.

Lynn Troy

Troy 7, Inc.

G.W. Boone III

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.

Brad Garland

BrandBlackwell

Cecilia Showalter

Aeroject Rocketdyne

George Smith

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data