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2019 Columbus Survey Results

October 1, 2020

The data, findings, and rankings throughout this dashboard are based on FY 2017 Columbus Survey responses from 238 community foundations.

2018 Columbus Survey Results

June 1, 2019

The data, findings, and rankings throughout this dashboard are based on FY 2018 Columbus Survey responses from 251 community foundations. 

2017 Columbus Survey Results

July 20, 2018

The data, findings, and rankings throughout this dashboard are based on FY 2017 Columbus Survey responses from 269 community foundations. 

Early Success in P-3 Family Engagement

May 1, 2018

Evidence and Next Steps for Oregon's Education Leaders

Early Success in P-3 Family Engagement: Evidence and Next Steps for Oregon's Policymakers

May 1, 2018

Prenatal-through-Grade-3 (P-3) initiatives are an innovative approach to improving school readiness for Oregon'schildren.

2016 Columbus Survey of Community Foundations: List of Top 100 Community Foundations by Asset Size

August 16, 2017

Includes results of the 2016 Columbus Survey of Community Foundations that pertain to the top 100 community foundations by asset size. The table includes the community foundation name, amount of assets at the time of the survey, and fiscal year end.

Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size Top 100 Lists - FY 2016

August 16, 2017

In this publication, CF Insights highlights attributes that characterize community foundations in ways beyond asset values.Participants in the FY 2016 Columbus Survey are ranked based on:– by Distribution Rate—The distribution rate is calculated by dividing the foundation's total grants by total assets (including supporting organizations) at the end of the foundation's fiscal year. The percentage of total assets in donor-advised funds (Percent Total Assets DAF) is the total amount of IRS-classified donor-advised funds divided by total foundation assets.– by Gifts Per Capita—Gifts per capita is calculated by dividing the foundation's total gifts (including supporting organizations) by the population of the foundation's service area. The service area is defined by each community foundation.– by Number of Transactions—Total transactions represent the number of gifts and grants processed annually (including supporting organizations). The average transaction size represents the total dollar value of gifts plus the total dollar value of grants divided by the total number of transactions.

2016 Columbus Survey Results

August 16, 2017

The data and findings throughout this dashboard are based on FY 2016 Columbus Survey responses from 253 community foundations. 

State of Play: Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes

June 16, 2017

The report is an independent assessment of access, quality, and participation in youth sports in six counties surrounding Rochester. This report offers an independent assessment of the state of play for kids and sports in the six counties within Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes—Livingston, Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, Seneca, and Yates counties. It is anchored in the notion that all stakeholders will benefit if all children in the region, regardless of zip code or ability, are provided access to a quality sport experience. The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program research team produced this State of Play report, analyzing sport programs and facilities in the region through the eight strategic filters ("plays") highlighted in the Aspen Institute's seminal 2015 report, Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game. Supporting Aspen were Rochester Area Community Foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and a task force consisting of youth sport and other leaders from across the region.

Poverty and Self-Sufficiency in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area

September 20, 2016

Poverty and Self-Sufficiency in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area updates data from a 2013 report. Overall, it shows that poverty is rising across the region, from 13.2 percent to 14.3 percent, based on the latest available Census figures. This report aims to update key elements from both previous studies, includingpoverty data for all the counties, towns and villages in the region, relying primarily on the latest U.S. Census data, highlight the financial stress that exists in our community by differentiating between poverty and self-sufficiency; and chronicle and summarize efforts of the greater Rochester community to understand and act upon crisis.

2015 Columbus Survey of Community Foundations: List of Top 100 Community Foundations by Asset Size

July 22, 2016

Includes results of the FY 2015 Columbus Survey of Community Foundations that pertain to the top 100 community foundations by asset size as of July 22, 2016. The table includes the community foundation name, amount of assets at the time of the survey, and fiscal year-end (FYE). Stats are based on FY 2015 data.

Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size Top 100 Lists - FY 2015

July 6, 2016

In this publication, CF Insights highlights attributes that characterize community foundations in ways beyond asset values.Participants in the FY 2015 Columbus Survey are ranked based on:– Most Active Grantmakers—distribution rates, with percent of donor-advised assets– Most Gifts per Capita—gifts per capita, with population of community served– Most Activity—total gift & grant transactions, with average transaction size