Ritter Family Foundation in Ridgefield, Connecticut (CT)

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Ritter Family Foundation
Employer Identification Number (EIN)061468578
Name of OrganizationRitter Family Foundation
In Care of NameBruce N Ritter
Address38 Peaceable St, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4815
ActivitiesGifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date06/1997
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationPrivate non-operating foundation
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2013
Assets$5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 - Not required to file (all other)
Asset Amount$5,254,591
Amount of Income$2,771,647
Form 990 Revenue Amount$105,659
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Private Grantmaking Foundations


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Amount of income in 2013: $2,771,647 (it was $3,501,914 in 2012)
This organization: 

 $2,771,647
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $105,507

Assets in 2013: $5,254,591 (it was $5,036,995 in 2012)
Ritter Family Foundation: 

 $5,254,591
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $324,979

Expenses in 2012: $576,196
This organization: 

 $576,196
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $49,065

Income to expenses ratio in 2012: 4.8
Ritter Family Foundation: 

 4.8
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Grants share in income in 2012: 75.7%
Ritter Family Foundation: 

 75.7%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 100.0%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2012

Expenses for 2012

Assets for 2012

Analysis of Revenue and Expenses (for 2012)
Revenue and expenses per booksNet investment incomeAdjusted net incomeDisbursements for charitable purposes (cash basis only)
Total revenue$1,321,001$247,662$0
Contributions, gifts, grants, etc., received$1,000,000
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$0
Dividends and interest from securities$91,942
Gross rents$0
Gross profit from sales of goods$0
Other income$4,674
Other$224,385
Total expenses and disbursements$576,196$49,601$0$379,853
Compensation of officers, directors, trustees, etc.$0
Total operating and administrative expenses$196,343$49,601$0
Contributions, gifts, grants paid$379,853
Excess of revenue over expenses and disbursements$744,805
Net investment income$198,061
Adjusted net income$0
Balance Sheets (for 2012)
Book ValueFair Market Value
Total assets$5,036,995$5,460,669
Cash - non-interest-bearing$0
Investments-U.S. and state government obligations$0
Investments-corporate stock$3,565,688
Investments-corporate bonds$0
Investments-mortgage loans$0
Investments-other$228,980
Other$1,242,327
Total liabilities$1
Mortgages and other notes payable$0
Other$1
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$5,036,995
Capital Gains and Losses for Tax on Investment Income (for 2012)
Capital gain net income$224,385
Net capital loss$0
Excise Tax Based on Investment Income (for 2012)
Domestic foundations that meet the section 4940(e) requirements (for Reduced Tax on Net Investment Income)No
Tax based on investment income$3,961
Total credits and payments$0
Any penalty for underpayment of estimated tax$28
Tax due$3,989
Overpayment$0
Amount to be credited to 2013 estimated tax$0
Statements Regarding Activities (for 2012)
During the tax year, did the foundation attempt to influence any national, state, or local legislation or did it participate or intervene in any political campaign?No
Was there a liquidation, termination, dissolution, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the foundation claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) for calendar year 2012 or the taxable year beginning in 2012?No
Statements Regarding Activities for Which Form 4720 May Be Required (for 2012)
During the year did the foundation (either directly or indirectly):
Engage in the sale or exchange, or leasing of property with a disqualified person?No
Borrow money from, lend money to, or otherwise extend credit to (or accept it from) a disqualified person?No
Furnish goods, services, or facilities to (or accept them from) a disqualified person?No
Pay compensation to, or pay or reimburse the expenses of, a disqualified person?No
Transfer any income or assets to a disqualified person (or make any of either available for the benefit or use of a disqualified person)?No
Agree to pay money or property to a government official?No
At the end of tax year 2012, did the foundation have any undistributed income for tax year(s) beginning before 2012?No
Did the foundation hold more than a 2% direct or indirect interest in any business enterprise at any time during the year?No
Did the foundation invest during the year any amount in a manner that would jeopardize its charitable purposes?No
During the year did the foundation pay or incur any amount to:
Carry on propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence legislation (section 4945(e))?No
Influence the outcome of any specific public election (see section 4955); or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive?No
Provide a grant to an individual for travel, study, or other similar purposes?No
Provide a grant to an organization other than a charitable, etc., organization described in section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3), or section 4940(d)(2)?No
Provide for any purpose other than religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals?No
Minimum Investment Return (for 2012)
Fair market value of assets not used (or held for use) directly in carrying out charitable, etc., purposes$4,716,024
Net value of noncharitable-use assets$4,645,280
Minimum investment return$232,264
Distributable Amount (for 2012)
Distributable amount$228,303
Undistributed Income (for 2012)
Distributable amount for 2012$228,303
Undistributed income for 2012. This amount must be distributed in 2013$0
Private Operating Foundations (for 2012)
2012201120102009Total
The lesser of the adjusted net income or the minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Qualifying distributions made directly for active conduct of exempt activities$0$0$0$0$0
Value of all assets$0$0$0$0$0
Value of assets qualifying under section 4942(j)(3)(B)(i)$0$0$0$0$0
2/3 of minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Total support other than gross investment income (interest, dividends, rents, payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), or royalties)$0$0$0$0$0
Support from general public and 5 or more exempt organizations as provided in section 4942(j)(3)(B)(iii)$0$0$0$0$0
Gross investment income$0$0$0$0$0
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Alabama219
Arkansas78
Arizona303
California2,586
Colorado408
Connecticut419
District of Columbia111
Delaware583
Florida1,525
Georgia482
Hawaii85
Iowa178
Idaho58
Illinois1,113
Indiana311
Kansas157
Kentucky167
Louisiana161
Massachusetts705
Maryland425
Maine85
Michigan619
Minnesota384
Missouri346
Mississippi70
Montana69
North Carolina788
North Dakota20
Nebraska169
New Hampshire75
New Jersey876
New Mexico92
Nevada215
New York2,617
Ohio698
Oklahoma228
Oregon208
Pennsylvania1,086
Rhode Island184
South Carolina171
South Dakota32
Tennessee266
Texas1,263
Utah274
Virginia477
Vermont54
Washington401
Wisconsin354
West Virginia69
Wyoming63
International44
Total22,396

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