Extrafood Org is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2014, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information


Kentfield CA 94904-1502

 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Extrafood Org is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator

Overall Score


out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 35% Finance & Accountability, 50% Impact & Results, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 5% Culture & Community

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...   Finance & Accountability

This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

Finance & Accountability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Extrafood Org is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.

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Finance & Accountability Report


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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio


Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.

Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

9/9 Independent

Higher effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).

The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.

Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No Audit

Higher effect on score

An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio


Lower effect on score

The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990



Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.

Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.

Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.

An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.

Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.

Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy


Lower effect on score

Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.

This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.

Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information


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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting











Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activity data not reported from the IRS

Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.

Extrafood Org reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

The COVID-19 pandemic had a number of negative impacts on ExtraFood's program execution and the cost to run our programs. There were increased costs associated with our volunteer program, including additional training, PPE including masks, gloves, additional food bins and insulated bags, and other supplies to keep our volunteers safe and healthy. We also needed to reduce the total number of volunteers that were able to complete food rescue trips due to the age of many of our volunteers and the need to reduce person-to-person contact, which required us to increase the use of our two food recovery vehicles and staff to operate them, which increased our program costs significantly.

How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

In addition to fluctuating donated food supplies, and the changing needs of the people we support with our food deliveries, ExtraFood's programs also changed in a number of ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we saw an increasing number of people and recipient food distribution partner sites requesting more prepared meals, we worked with our community meals restaurant and catering partners to expand the total number of healthy, prepared meals we distributed and launched multiple new pop-up food distribution sites. We also saw a need to deliver prepared meals for people in our county who were COVID positive, and through a partnership with Marin County we delivered 50,000+ meals for families so that they could shelter in place and keep our community safe from the spread of COVID-19. We continue to see increasing demand for food and have increased our work to grow the amount of food donated to meet these expanded needs.

How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

ExtraFood's small staff has grown to keep up with the growing demand from our community food pantry and distribution partners for more fresh, healthy food, and our volunteer program, including many food handling and sorting policies and procedures, have adapted as COVID-19 has changed the nature of the environment in which we work. We have increased the usage of our two refrigerated food recovery vehicles, increased our partnerships with food distribution sites to reach more people in need, and have increased our recruitment and training of food donor sites so that we can increase the supply of fresh, donated food., Additionally, ExtraFood has increased the usage of PPE in our food recovery activities, and expanded our work with school partners as they have experienced many changes in operation over the last two years that have affected their ability to produce, order, store, and distribute food to children who need it.

Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Extrafood has learned many lessons as we have adapted to the changing food recovery environment due to the ongoing pandemic. We are grateful that many of the restrictions on our volunteers and on community engagement opportunities have begun to dissipate, and have started to plan more hands-on workshops and events to grow community awareness and participation. There were also some innovations made due to the pandemic that will continue our program operations, including our expanded relational database that allows us to track the food needs of our recipient partners in real time, including types and quantities of food, culturally relevant and dietary information, and the ability of their staff and volunteers to distribute that food based on day and time data. We have also increased the interactivity of our volunteer portal, and increased automation to improve our response time during times of disaster, crisis or emergency.

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...   Impact & Results

This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

Impact & Results Score


out of 100

Extrafood Org is highly cost-effective, earning a passing score.


$3 provides a meal to a person in need.

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Impact & Results Report


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Food Recovery


The nonprofit collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens.

Program Type

Food Distribution

Beneficiaries Served

Program Geography

Time Period of Data

1/1/21 to 12/31/21

Learn how we assess the impact of nonprofits

Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.

Outcome Metric

A meal provided to a person in need

Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.

Outcome data collected during the program. The nonprofit submitted data on the amount of food it provides.

Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).

We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of the nonprofit’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.

Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.

Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.

Cost Calculation

$731,062 program costs + $1,416,220 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $2,147,282 total costs

Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Calculation

$2,147,282 total costs / 788,774 meals provided = roughly $3 provides a meal to a person in need.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.


Highly cost-effective

Analysis Details

Analysis conducted in 2022 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs

Extrafood Org reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


Spent in most recent FY


Percent of program expenses

ExtraFood.org operates a county-wide food recovery program in Marin County, California, where 1 in 5 people struggle with hunger. ExtraFood is the only organization that rescues excess fresh food from ... (More)

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...   Leadership & Adaptability

This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

Leadership & Adaptability Score


out of 100

The score earned by Extrafood Org is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.

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Leadership & Adaptability Report


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The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission

ExtraFood's mission is to help end hunger and wasted food in Marin.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses


The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.

ExtraFood is working toward a day when all people in our community have the food they need to thrive, and when fresh, edible food stays out of landfills and on the tables of the children, families and seniors in our community that struggle with food insecurity.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.

Goal One: Increase the number of vulnerable people we reach with our fresh food deliveries each week

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Two: Capture every available pound of fresh, edible food for redistribution to food-insecure children, families, and seniors

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Goal Three: Permanently change our local food ecosystem, increase equity and access to our community's food safety net, and increase our community's resiliency during times of crisis, disaster, and emergency.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development

Describe an investment in leadership

ExtraFood believes that everyone in our community should have the food they need. And, food justice is racial justice: We stand for full racial equality and the dismantling of structural racism in all of our society's institutions. Because we hold these values, ExtraFood has committed funds each year to expanding our staff's diversity, equity, and inclusion educational opportunities, including anti-racism workshops and opportunities to be mentored by and learn from other leaders in the food justice and environmental justice space. ExtraFood also makes available professional advancement and educational opportunities for all of our staff, including workshops, classes, and certification programs in professional development and other fields based on staff interest.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.

This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

ExtraFood has built a coalition of over 470 food donor and community food distribution partners across the county. We are a part of Drawdown Marin, Zero Waste Marin, Marin VOAD, and many other groups and collectives of community-based organizations that are all working together to reduce food waste and to address the root causes of food insecurity in our county. ExtraFood also engages in community awareness activities including branded educational materials, articles in local press, sponsored social media posts, and in-person trainings with food donor organizations and with volunteers. Our executive staff are active in the community as experts on our local food system and we work closely with community groups, nonprofit organizations, and companies to disseminate knowledge and share our experiences and resources related to food rescue as a solution to end hunger and food waste with the community.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, ExtraFood has had to rapidly adapt to the community's changing needs. As many of our food donor partners have experienced changes in their business, including some closing, our supply of donated food has fluctuated – some days and months we have seen extreme declines, and others we have seen dramatic surges. We have also had to react and adapt to the changing food needs of the vulnerable people that we serve. As schools have closed and reopened, as low-income senior housing community's have closed and then reopened their food pantry programs, and as our community's Covid-19 rules and regulations for our staff and volunteers, ExtraFood has continually risen to the challenge, and worked 7/365 to respond to the changing environment in which we work, and the changing needs of those we serve, on a daily basis. We have expanded our volunteer trainings, shifted a lot of the communication and training to virtual, expanded our food tracking so that we can respond to real-time requests for food, and expanded our collaborations with other organizations so that we can leverage the power of a greater number of people and partnerships to serve more people.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community

This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.

Culture & Community Score


out of 100

Extrafood Org has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Not Scored

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.

Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research

Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.

Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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