Mission: Not Available

Lindaben Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2020, and donations are tax-deductible.  Note: This organization was not on the most recent list of organizations provided by the IRS, the Business Master File (BMF). It will be removed from our website if it is not listed in the BMF for three consecutive months.

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Contact Information

  URL not available

  9770 PATUXENT WOODS DR STE 333
Columbia MD 21046-3469



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 80% Impact & Results, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 10% 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

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology because it files Form 990-EZ, as allowed by the IRS for charities with less than $200,000 annual revenue.


Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.


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Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

No Data Available


Revenue and expense data is not available for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

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


Activities:

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)


Affiliation:

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.


Lindaben Foundation Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Administrative Capacity


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

Our fundraising is very limited due to the COVID restrictions in place and to ensure safety of our staff and donors. We even cancelled our Anniversary event due to the risk of COVID shutdown.


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

Due to growing rate of unemployment, housing and food insecurity in our local communities- the demand for food assistance has been in record high. COVID simply push the already existing issue on food at the forefront, therefore our hunger initiative become important and demand more from us. We are one of those few pantries and find themselves still in operation and continue to provide food.


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

We were able to find our strength in building collaborative partnership with fellow community-based organization.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Using virtual meetings more often in staying in touch with partners and our own volunteer staff. Being able to use social media to do our outreach and campaigns for our programs.


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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

100

out of 100

Lindaben Foundation Inc. is highly cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$0.30 provides a meal to a person in need.


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Impact & Results Report

100

of 100 points


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Community Pantry and Wellness Feeding Program

Activities

The nonprofit provides groceries to beneficiaries.

Program Type

Food Distribution

Beneficiaries Served

Program Geography

Time Period of Data

1/1/21 to 12/20/21


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

$25,000 program costs + $53,566 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $78,566 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

$78,566 total costs / 240,000 meals provided = roughly $0.30 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.

Determination

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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...   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

100

out of 100

The score earned by Lindaben Foundation Inc. 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

100

of 100 points

Mission

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


To be a channel of safe haven for homeless, at-risk population and underserved community by uplifting their conditions and providing wrap around services founded in love and friendship.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


To empower those in need and invisible by providing means to improve their quality of life in a community where they feel worthy, safe and accepted.


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: Strengthen our hunger and housing stability programs by adding chair and volunteer staff that will champion each initiative.

Goal Type: Focus on core programs to achieve mission and scale back on programs not seen as core.


Goal Two: Recruit more staff to create solid team that will help in maximizing the use of our tools. Have strategic training programs for our board members and team leads.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Three: Work with data points that we got including surveys, feedback and sign-up logs with regards to our programs and posts. Use the analysis and outcome from this task to be able to understand impact.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

We recently invested in attending grant class, we have mentors, start our meeting to restructure our organizations and incorporate management systems to handle our database of contacts and communications.

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

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

We are huge in recognizing the value of collective efforts and making an intent to be sustainable. Within our first year alone, we managed to grow our partnerships within the community by being a school partners, connecting with Council member offices, seeking help with fellow nonprofits and other businesses. It's through this relationship building that had allow us to exponentially grow our services specially in our hunger initiatives. This also provided our organization a way to directly connect to impoverished families and children which in turn gave us a better picture which programs to launch and focus.

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.


Since last year, we grew in the total number of title I schools that we currently sponsored. From one to now six schools! Our services also grew under our hunger initiative due to epidemic on food insecurity brought by COVID. We started with serving 100 families once a month to 300+ families each month. We made big leap in leveraging our food recovery mission to supplement our growing community pantry operations. We also successfully move to a new food pantry location, with new partnership from a congregation who believe in our programs. Since our operations are non-stop, it allows us to gain more followers and volunteer staff- from 5 to 90+ hard working volunteers, 40% are youth volunteers! We also made progress in our technology stack by incorporating more tools to make our operations efficient and data driven. Last but not the least, we managed to create additional leadership structure and roles delegation to be able to handle the growing demands of our programs.

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

100

out of 100

Lindaben Foundation Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

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

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (30% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 100/100 (70% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

100/100 points

70% of beacon score


This organization's score of 100 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 14 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


Methodology


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

100/100 points

30% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. 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.


View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices




Methodology


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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