Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country

Kerrville, TX   |  www.communityfoundation.net

Mission

To foster a thriving Texas Hill Country, inspire greater giving, celebrate legacy and heritage, and steward charitable resources for today and tomorrow. ---- The Community Foundation serves Bandera, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Real, and Uvalde counties.

Ruling year info

1982

Chief Executive Officer

Austin Dickson

Main address

241 Earl Garrett Street

Kerrville, TX 78028 USA

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EIN

74-2225369

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

The Community Foundation makes grants and tracks outcomes in four categories: arts and culture, basic human needs, environment, and youth development.

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?

Community Impact Fund

The Community Foundation offers a competitive, responsive grantmaking program that invests in local charities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Community Foundation offers academic scholarships to eligible high school seniors and college students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The Community Foundation offers professional development scholarships to nonprofit staff and board members.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Community Foundation offers donor-advised grants to qualified charities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Community Foundations National Standards Board 2021

Awards

Four-Star Charity 2020

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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
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

On average, the Community Foundation annually grants $3 million to nonprofits in the region. In 2021, the Foundation awarded $6.2 million - the largest amount in its history.

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.

The Community Foundation aims to support and strengthen nonprofits through financial grants, professional development, investment services, and community leadership.

The Community Foundation makes grants in strategic areas that advance the Foundation's priorities for the region. It also offers professional development and underwrites scholarships for the same to build skills in local nonprofit leadership. Additionally, the Foundation offers scholarships to support local students' higher education attainment.

The Community Foundation is the nexus between community leaders, nonprofit missions, and financial resources. Since 1982, the Foundation has played a leadership role in building a thriving civic sector in the Hill Country.

The Community Foundation has started, maintained, and supported local nonprofits, offered an annual professional development educational summit, and been recognized and awarded for its civic leadership.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The Community Foundation serves all 200,000 people in its 10-county service area. The Foundation focuses on grants to nonprofit organizations supporting underserved and marginalized communities, neighborhoods, and demographical categories.

  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have streamlined and simplified our grant reports due to grantee feedback. Grant reports are now one page, usually only five questions, and tailored to each grantee. It demonstrates respect for grantees' time and capacity for reporting, and the tailored nature of the report makes things more personalized.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have a wide array of community volunteers that make decisions through our grant advisory committees based upon community feedback.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to 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 the Texas Hill Country

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Haufler

Retired Community Banker

Term: 2022 - 2023

Charlie Givens

Davidson Freedle Espenhover & Overby, PC

Susan Johnson

Texas Heritage Vineyard

Karol Schreiner

Community Volunteer

Penny Van Shoubrouek

Happy State Bank

Tina Woods

Community Volunteer

Judy Hutcherson

Registered Nurse

Sonny Baldwin

Agriculture

Deborah Renick

Barons CreekSide Resort

Carl Luckenbach

Community Volunteer

JR Rust

Amentum Aviation

Carleton Turner

Viticulture

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 01/18/2022

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.