aka Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center   |   Saute Nacoche, GA   |
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EIN: 58-1655784


At SNCA we value and nurture creativity along with the historical, cultural, and environmental resources of the Sautee Nacoochee area.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mr. Patrick Brennan

Main address

PO Box 460, 283 Highway 255 North

Saute Nacoche, GA 30571 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Neighborhood associations

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Programs and results

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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?

Folk Pottery Museum Northeast Georgia

This building and collection was donated by the Swanson Family and is supported by a $2.3 M endowment

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The collections in these galleries document the peoples who have lived in the region along with providing objects of art that are produced within a 50-mile radius.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Two facilities provide 100 seats and 300 seat auditoriums

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of free admissions

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Our audience includes local businesses, families, students, and visitors to our community. We provide 198 events a year on our 8.5 acre campus that includes five structures. We Change Peoples Lives!

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.03 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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 info

This snapshot of SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC’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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $84,572 $120,475 $127,579 $26,258 $191,304
As % of expenses 16.0% 22.7% 20.8% 4.7% 32.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$37,928 -$6,031 $1,106 -$97,168 $73,420
As % of expenses -5.8% -0.9% 0.1% -14.3% 10.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $635,184 $919,299 $714,263 $637,900 $796,560
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.8% 44.7% -22.3% -10.7% 24.9%
Program services revenue 9.5% 7.3% 9.4% 4.4% 4.8%
Membership dues 6.2% 4.3% 5.6% 6.3% 4.6%
Investment income 1.8% 1.6% 3.1% 1.6% 4.2%
Government grants 6.6% 4.0% 8.3% 12.9% 15.6%
All other grants and contributions 60.5% 71.0% 56.5% 54.5% 51.2%
Other revenue 15.4% 11.9% 17.0% 20.3% 19.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $529,786 $531,036 $613,384 $557,182 $586,903
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.4% 0.2% 15.5% -9.2% 5.3%
Personnel 49.5% 52.1% 48.1% 57.7% 55.6%
Professional fees 1.0% 1.2% 0.7% 1.0% 1.6%
Occupancy 6.0% 8.0% 5.7% 6.2% 4.9%
Interest 0.7% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 42.7% 38.4% 45.5% 35.1% 37.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $652,286 $657,542 $739,857 $680,608 $704,787
One month of savings $44,149 $44,253 $51,115 $46,432 $48,909
Debt principal payment $19,347 $59,719 $31,330 $5,355 $26,111
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $715,782 $761,514 $822,302 $732,395 $779,807

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 2.7 9.0 4.4 5.9 8.1
Months of cash and investments 7.9 13.8 13.8 18.1 20.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 1.6 3.5 4.3 7.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $120,556 $396,542 $224,902 $272,149 $394,697
Investments $228,856 $212,076 $481,961 $568,989 $628,539
Receivables $22,523 $20,177 $23,453 $10,135 $9,347
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $4,883,543 $4,923,931 $4,927,261 $4,930,234 $4,930,234
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 46.1% 48.3% 50.9% 53.3% 55.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 8.4% 6.1% 5.8% 5.4% 4.2%
Unrestricted net assets $2,446,202 $2,440,171 $2,441,277 $2,344,109 $2,417,530
Temporarily restricted net assets $77,077 $328,198 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $228,856 $212,076 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $305,933 $540,274 $527,903 $636,108 $664,277
Total net assets $2,752,135 $2,980,445 $2,969,180 $2,980,217 $3,081,807

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
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

Mr. Patrick Brennan

Thirty-Five years experience as a fundraising consultant 10 years, executive director 10 years, fundraising support 15 years

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 09/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Linda Harris

Linda Harris

Steve Lundeen

Eugenia Foster

Craig Bryant

JOyce Etheridge

Emily DeFoor

Suzanne Brosche

Gene Caso

Cindy Grace

James Sweeny

Michel Melton

Jon Schwart

Todd Marks

Anna Viola

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 2/28/2023

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
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Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

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Gender identity


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2020

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 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.