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Creating Peer Groups and Benchmarking Reports
Creating Peer Groups and Benchmarking Reports

Current Members

CF Insights is a growing community of over 100 engaged and innovative community foundations – representing 1/2 of the US population, 2/3 of total estimated community foundation assets, and virtually every region and type of community in the US.

Members of CF Insights

Including charter members who funded CF Insights’ development

  • Community Foundation of Acadiana
  • ACT for Alexandria
  • Adirondack Foundation
  • Akron Community Foundation
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
  • Amarillo Area Foundation
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Aspen Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Austin Community Foundation
  • The Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Benton County Foundation
  • Berks County Community Foundation
  • Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
  • The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • Black Belt Community Foundation
  • Brookline Community Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County
  • Blue Grass Community Foundation
  • Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • California Community Foundation
  • Foundation for the Carolinas
  • Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
  • Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI)
  • Central New York Community Foundation
  • Centre County Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley
  • Chester County Community Foundation
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Community Foundation of Chippewa County
  • The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Collier County
  • The Columbus Foundation & Affiliated Organizations
  • Connecticut Community Foundation
  • The Dallas Foundation
  • The Community Foundation of Decatur/Macon County
  • DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • Delaware Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
  • Elkhart County Community Foundation
  • The Erie Community Foundation
  • Evanston Community Foundation
  • Greater Everett Community Foundation
  • Fairfield County Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Community Foundation of Fayette County
  • The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Greater Flint
  • Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region
  • Community Foundation of Frederick County, MD
  • Fremont Area Community Foundation - Michigan
  • Gainesville Community Foundation
  • Galesburg Community Foundation
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation, MI
  • Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, MN
  • Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, NY
  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
  • Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
  • Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation
  • Gulf Coast - The Foundation of Community
  • Hampton Roads Community Foundation
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Hawaii Community Foundation
  • The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc.
  • The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Incourage Community Foundation
 
  • Johnson County Community Foundation
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Kern Community Foundation
  • Key Biscayne Community Foundation
  • Kitsap Community Foundation
  • Lancaster County Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
  • Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
  • Madison Community Foundation
  • Maine Community Foundation
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha's Vineyard
  • The Miami Foundation
  • Foundation of the Mid South
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
  • The Community Foundation for Muskegon County
  • Napa Valley Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • The New York Community Trust
  • Community Foundation of North Central Washington
  • The Community Foundation of North Florida
  • Community Foundation of North Texas
  • The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
  • Communities Foundation of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City Community Foundation
  • Omaha Community Foundation
  • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
  • Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
  • Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Placer Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of the Quincy Area
  • Community Foundation of Randolph County
  • The Rhode Island Foundation
  • Richmond Community Foundation
  • The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia
  • The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
  • Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Sacramento Region Community Foundation
  • San Angelo Area Foundation
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • Shasta Regional Community Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Sonoma County
  • Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan
  • The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
  • The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico
  • Southwest Florida Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana
  • Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
  • The Spartanburg County Foundation
  • Stanislaus Community Foundation
  • Central Susquehanna Community Foundation
  • The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
  • Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.
  • Three Rivers Community Foundation
  • Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Truman Heartland Community Foundation
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Watertown Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
  • Community Foundation of Western Nevada
  • Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
  • Whatcom Community Foundation
  • Whitefish Community Foundation
  • The Winston-Salem Foundation
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • Yakima Valley Community Foundation

 

Benefits
Benefits
CF Insights Members The Field
Services Expert Guidance and Analysis Checked
Peer Learning and Connections Checked
Technical Assistance
with Tools
Checked
Consulting and Project Support Checked Checked
Tools Benchmarking and Custom Reports Checked with Annotation
Dashboard for Board Presentations Checked
Activity-Based Costing Analysis Model Checked Checked
Economic Scenario Planning Model Checked Checked
Interactive Strategy Model Checked Checked
Knowledge Member Research Briefs Checked
Trend Analysis and Rankings Checked Checked
Reports on Key Issues and Ideas Checked Checked

* Columbus Survey Participants have on-demand access to a select subset of
benchmarking reports

Data We Collect
Data We Collect

Data Collected by CF Insights

All data collected by CF Insights is available to members as criteria with which to build peer groups and as the basis for over 60 on-demand reports.

Foundation Basics:

  • Fiscal Year End Date
  • Year Foundation Created
  • Staffing by Function
  • Strategic Operating Priorities
  • Affiliations with Other Foundations
  • Software Type Used
  • Engagement in the Following Areas:
    • Community Leadership
    • Fiscal Sponsorship/Fundraising
    • Fundraising for Operations
    • Nonprofit Resource Center
    • Services to Private Foundations
    • Special Initiatives

Geographic:

  • Urban vs. Rural
  • Population of Area Served
  • Geographic Area Served
  • State
  • Region

Assets and Funds:

  • Total Assets
  • Total Assets by Product Type
  • Total Number of Foundation Funds
  • Total Number of DAFs
  • Total Number of Funds Held at SOs
  • Total Number of SOs
  • Operating Endowment and Reserves

 

Expenses:

  • Total Operating Expenses
  • Special Initiative Operations Expenses
  • Operating Expenses as Percent of Assets

Contributions:

  • Total Foundation Contributions - $ and #
  • Total Contributions to DAFs - $ and #
  • Total Contributions to SOs - $ and #

Grants:

  • Total Foundation Grants - $ and #
  • Total Grants from DAFs - $ and #
  • Total Grants from SOs - $ and #

Activity-Based Costing Results:

  • Contributions/Subsidies by Product - $
  • Total Cost by Product - $
  • Total Cost by Activity Type - $

Administrative Fee Schedules:

CF Insights collects the following fee information by specific product and fund type.

  • Total Fees
  • Minimum Fees
  • Minimum Fund Balance

Investment Data from the COF Investment Survey:

The Council on Foundations provides CF Insights with the results of their annual and quarterly investment surveys.

  • Annualized Returns
  • Overall Allocation
  • Equity Allocation
  • Fixed Income Allocation
  • Alternate Allocation

Contact info@cfinsights.org for more information.

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