2011 Columbus Survey Results
2011 Columbus Survey Results: Guideposts for Navigating Peaks and Valleys
What changes in assets, gifts, and grants did community foundations experience in 2011? "Guideposts for Navigating Peaks and Valleys" (PDF, 1,547 KB) is an analysis of 2011 data gathered through the Columbus
Survey. The report is a resource to understand the performance of
your individual organization in the context of the field. Trends in
assets, gifts, and grants are the focal point of the analysis.
The average community foundation grew assets by 8 percent between 2010 and 2011, though growth rates vary by fiscal year end. Grants also increased for the average community foundation by 7%, and there was no change in average gifts. CF Insights thanks the 290+ community foundations that shared 2011 data for this analysis. Access the data (XLS, 40 KB) for all reporting community foundations and access the Top 100 by Assets (PDF, 268 KB).
Want to understand what all these numbers mean for the field and your foundation? Through CF Insights, you can access fresh comparative data from 290 community foundations. Join us for an overview of this year’s survey findings followed by a demonstration of how you can use comparative data to provide insights for your foundation.
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