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THE GREENVILLE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

aka GACF   |   Greenville, MI   |  www.gacfmi.org

Mission

The mission of the Greenville Area Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Greenville area.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director and CEO

Ms. Alison Barberi

Main address

225 N Lafayette St

Greenville, MI 48838 USA

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EIN

38-2899657

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to improve the quality of life for those people living in the greater Greenville area. This goal is inclusive of all area residents.

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?

Grants

THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS CHARITABLE, PHILANTHROPIC, EDUCATIONAL, LITERARY, ARTISTIC OR SCIENTIFIC UNDERTAKINGS IN THE GREENVILLE, MICHIGAN AREA THE FOUNDATION IS SUPPORTED PRIMARILY THROUGH DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS AND GRANTS

Population(s) Served
Adults

A collaborative initiative with regional community foundations and the Michigan Health Endowment to bring the Catchafire program to local nonprofits. We enrolled 20 community nonprofits in 2021.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR U.S. COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Council of Michigan Foundations 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

To be more impactful in the area through our grantmaking. We hope to increase access for funds for area nonprofits and support organizations serving all residents in our community.

We have developed strategies to help us respond through our competitive grantmaking cycles, as well as, for proactive grantmaking. We are growing our unrestricted funds to be flexible in our grantmaking. We are having more conversations with community organizations about community needs and opportunities.

Growth of our unrestricted funds has allowed us the opportunity to pursue this objective as well as increased community involvement to collaborate with those organizations doing important work in our community. We are also embracing proactive grantmaking.

Over the last 5 years we have increased proactive grantmaking and increased flexibility with our competitive grant cycles. In 2020, we made our largest proactive grants to date. Our hope is to reduce barriers and increase access to funding for area nonprofits.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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THE GREENVILLE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 02/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Peter Blinkilde

Community at Large

Kris Stevens-Berry

Community at Large

Peter Blinkilde

Community at Large

Eric Januzelli

Community Volunteer

Susan Ayres

Cultural Community

Mary Beth Taylor

Education Community

Dick Ellafrits

Community at Large

Doug Hinken

City of Greenville

Amy Homich

Eureka Township

Charles McNinch

Business Community

John Hoppough

City of Greenville

John O'Donald

Business Community

Phil Tower

Business Community

David Seppala

Community at Large

Angela Peterman

Community at Large

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/10/2021

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/10/2021

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.