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    Mama's Kitchen

    Mama's Kitchen


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...3960 HOME AVE
    San Diego CA 92105-5925


    San Diego CA | IRS ruling year: 1995 | EIN: 33-0434246  


    Mama's Kitchen is the only organization in San Diego County delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to individuals and families vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer, or other critical illnesses, for every day of the year, on a county-wide basis, free of charge.

    Founded in 1990, Mama's Kitchen delivers nourishment, hope and a helping hand to people battling malnutrition and hunger, isolation and a life-threatening illness.

    In addition, Mama's Kitchen provides a free pantry program for low-income, HIV positive people who are strong enough to provide for themselves, but who cannot afford to purchase groceries regularly.

    Mama's Kitchen is committed to fighting HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other critical illnesses through the power of nutrition. Approximately 1,431 volunteers join 29 paid employees to provide health and hope to an estimated 2,000 San Diego County residents annually.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 95%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Mama's Kitchen is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Mama's Kitchen has earned a 95% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2021, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 2.70% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 2.56 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.10 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 5.70% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 14.70% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 79.40% - 8.4/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 17.07% - 10/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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