aka GACF   |   Greenville, MI   |
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EIN: 38-2899657


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

Ruling year info


Executive Director and CEO

Ms. Alison Barberi

Main address

225 N Lafayette St

Greenville, MI 48838 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture



Community and economic development

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

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?



Population(s) Served

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
Children and youth

Where we work


Council on Foundations Accredited


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

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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.

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

    The greater Greenville community. We aim to be inclusive with our grantmaking.

  • 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),

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have made changes to our scholarship application and our website based on feedback about it not being as accessible as it could be.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    The feedback from community organizations, grantees, and scholarship recipients has made our organization more aware of the power dynamic between funder and grantee. We have opened up our grants to more operational requests and multi-year funding to better support local nonprofits.

  • 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,


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audited Financial Statements 2020 The Greenville Area Community Foundation
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19.59 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of THE GREENVILLE AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $4,432,150 $5,298,006 -$3,612,228 $7,120,897 $4,688,918
As % of expenses 284.8% 333.7% -203.5% 491.7% 250.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $4,424,021 $5,289,698 -$3,620,736 $7,112,255 $4,679,763
As % of expenses 282.8% 331.5% -203.0% 488.2% 248.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,755,814 $2,293,200 $1,579,968 $1,977,550 $1,746,259
Total revenue, % change over prior year 139.7% -38.9% -31.1% 25.2% -11.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 16.8% 31.8% 50.1% 44.7% 46.8%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 76.0% 63.0% 39.5% 48.2% 23.3%
Other revenue 7.2% 5.3% 10.1% 6.8% 29.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,556,485 $1,587,523 $1,774,828 $1,448,227 $1,874,587
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.3% 2.0% 11.8% -18.4% 29.4%
Personnel 11.0% 12.2% 11.8% 16.0% 13.1%
Professional fees 1.1% 1.3% 3.2% 4.1% 3.3%
Occupancy 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 69.2% 83.9% 82.5% 76.8% 81.9%
All other expenses 18.2% 2.0% 2.0% 2.5% 1.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,564,614 $1,595,831 $1,783,336 $1,456,869 $1,883,742
One month of savings $129,707 $132,294 $147,902 $120,686 $156,216
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $10,444 $0 $8,510 $9,213 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,704,765 $1,728,125 $1,939,748 $1,586,768 $2,039,958

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 4.3 9.8 2.8 3.0 2.0
Months of cash and investments 221.4 262.0 214.8 325.2 279.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 216.5 252.3 201.2 305.5 266.0
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $555,502 $1,294,935 $417,212 $364,511 $318,975
Investments $28,164,403 $33,366,308 $31,346,385 $38,887,109 $43,333,746
Receivables $907,123 $569,588 $521,547 $155,000 $100,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $205,460 $205,460 $212,478 $216,026 $216,026
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 14.4% 18.4% 21.1% 22.2% 26.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 4.9% 5.1% 7.0% 6.0% 4.8%
Unrestricted net assets $28,255,414 $33,545,112 $29,924,376 $37,036,631 $41,716,394
Temporarily restricted net assets $673,171 $690,303 $839,778 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $673,171 $690,303 $839,778 $274,181 $230,636
Total net assets $28,928,585 $34,235,415 $30,764,154 $37,310,812 $41,947,030

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director and CEO

Ms. Alison Barberi

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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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

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.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

No data


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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

  • 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.