You may download our December 2016 Investment Report or our Investment Policy. If you are interested in further information, such as the names of our current investment managers, members of the Investment Committee, and fees charged, please contact Amy Vars, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
As a public charity, Rochester Area Community Foundation makes a point of operating in an open manner that welcomes scrutiny. We take our obligation to donors, community groups, and the public very seriously. Accordingly, our federal tax returns, audited financial statements, and other related documents are posted on our website and are on file with the New York State Attorney General.
We are also pleased to offer our Consolidated Financial Statements, which include the independent auditor's report from Bonadio & Co., LLP.
Annually in November, we file an individual Form 990 with the IRS for Rochester Area Community Foundation, Rochester Area Community Foundation Depository, Inc., Rochester Area Foundation, Rochester Area Community Foundation Initiatives, Inc., and Feinbloom Supporting Foundation.
Each organization's separately filed IRS Federal Form 990 and Tax Determination Letter are available below and updated annually.
If you have any questions regarding the information included in any of these returns, reports or letters, or wish to receive information from prior fiscal years, please email Amy Vars, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, or call her at 585.271.4100.
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