Community Foundation of Boone County, Inc.

Make a Difference. Make it Here.

Lebanon, IN   |  www.communityfoundationbc.org

Mission

The Community Foundation of Boone County unites people, organizations and philanthropy to create a thriving community for all.

Ruling year info

1991

President/CEO

Ms. Jodi L Gietl

Main address

102 N. Lebanon Street Suite 200

Lebanon, IN 46052 USA

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EIN

35-1829585

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Community Foundation of Boone County works to connect people, organizations, and philanthropy, to make an impact in Boone County communities.

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?

Scholarship Program

The Community Foundation of Boone County administers more than 50 scholarships. These scholarships are available to qualified students (primarily Boone County students).

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Our Boone County nonprofit organizations told us they want more professional development opportunities and more opportunities to gather together, connect, and collaborate with other nonprofits. We took that in and created the Boone County Nonprofit Network. Quarterly programs will consist of 3 components:

-Networking Lunch Provided
-Intentional networking: Designed for the nonprofit organizations to truly learn more about what each other is doing, obstacles being faced, and upcoming plans and new initiatives.
-Professional development: We have partnered with Boone County experts in different areas who will come and share with attendees the best practices for each of the areas.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Women of Impact Boone County is a philanthropic women’s group, coordinated by the Community Foundation of Boone County (CFBC). This group is designed to provide financial support for local nonprofit organizations while creating a sense of community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

All grants awarded by the CFBC are to improve the quality of life in Boone County, Indiana by contributing to the development of each community and enabling citizens to reach their full untapped potential.

The purpose of these grant guidelines is to help applicants understand CFBC’S funding fields of interest, award sizes and types of grants, applicant eligibility, proposal requirements, deadlines and timelines, as well as expectations for final reporting.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations 2018

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Children and youth, Adults, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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

Adults, Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

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

Age groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

We engage the community & educate citizens on how they can make a difference here in Boone County.

We invest in people, programs, & organizations that transform lives & communities.

We lead a vision for collaborative solutions to address root causes of challenges facing our community.

The establishment & growth of permanently endowed funds will strengthen Boone County for generations to come.

We believe that a larger impact can be made when people come together.

We receive donations from people who are passionate about philanthropically helping to address local needs in Boone County. We invest those gifts so they grow and maximize the resources we have to support the 100+ nonprofits that help Boone County thrive. Our endowed funds are invested to preserve the original value of these gifts and grow our assets over time. Our investment strategy has produced excellent results for Boone County in both stable and unstable markets spanning three decades. We work diligently with our Board of Directors, Staff, and various committees to ensure grants and scholarships are distributed throughout the community. We market through all forms of communication to share the story of the Community Foundation of Boone County and the work that has been done throughout our history.

We have engaged a very strong Board of Directors, with members from all points of the county in a variety of fields. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, to ensure they are guiding the work of the foundation while staying true and focused on our mission.

We have three full-time staff members, two part-time staff members, and range from one to three interns throughout the year. The team is focused in on their areas of expertise, while continually educating themselves on the multiple aspects of the foundation and the work that is done. Ensuring that all staff know about all departments helps to deliver the best customer service to anyone reaching out to the foundation.

With every new year, the Community Foundation of Boone County establishes new relationships with a variety of constituents throughout Boone County communities, which continue to help bring collaboration to the forefront of conversations with people all over the county.

CFBC has grown to nearly $30 million in net assets since our inception in 1991. Over the last 30 years, we have awarded over $26 million in granting opportunities to local nonprofit. As our endowment continues to grow, we now average around $1 million each year awarded out to local nonprofits and students in grants and scholarships. We continue developing and maintaining relationships with our donors, nonprofit organizations, and community partners.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Foundation of Boone County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Josh Frost

Jim Michalke

Community Volunteer

Dan Fleck

Community Volunteer

Paula Hudson

Community Volunteer

Gary Emmert

Community Volunteer

Bob Wesseler

Community Volunteer

Krisna Patel

Community Volunteer

Jennifer Scott

Community Volunteer

Laura Dunshee

Community Volunteer

Jodi Lamb

Community Volunteer

Luanne Cluff

Community Volunteer

Shauna Lake

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/29/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/29/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.