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The Brother Benno Foundation

Uplifting the dignity of those we serve

four stars

93.32

3260 Production Avenue Oceanside , CA 92058
tel: (760) 439-1244   Web Site
EIN: 33-0051575

Board Leadership
Kathleen Diehlmann
President

CEO
Kathleen Diehlmann
Board President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.32 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Brother Benno Foundation, founded in 1983, is dedicated to distributing the generous gifts entrusted to it by the community, to serve and uplift the dignity of those in the community who are in vital need in North Coastal San Diego County. The goals of the Brother Benno Foundation are to see that, within the limits of our resources, no one in our area goes hungry, no one goes without shelter or clothing, and most importantly, no one goes without someone to care for him or her. We also strive to help our guests attain self-sufficiency. From the beginning, our founders decided to refer to the people they serve as guests instead of clients. Their choice of the word guest has been the underpinning of their entire philosophy, which is one of loving service and the belief that everyone has value and no one is a lost cause.

The Brother Benno Foundation, founded in 1983, is dedicated to distributing the generous gifts entrusted to it by the community, to serve and uplift the dignity of those in the community who are in vital need in North Coastal San Diego County. The goals of the Brother Benno Foundation are to see that, within the limits of our resources, no one in our area goes hungry, no one goes without shelter or clothing, and most importantly, no one goes without someone to care for him or her. We also strive to help our guests attain self-sufficiency. From the beginning, our founders decided to refer to the people they serve as guests instead of clients. Their choice of the word guest has been the underpinning of their entire philosophy, which is one of loving service and the belief that everyone has value and no one is a lost cause.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
98.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Brother Benno Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Brother Benno Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Brother Benno Foundation (CA) 93.32 four stars
Mustard Seed of Central Florida (FL) 91.45 four stars
Action in Community Through Service (VA) 90.90 four stars
Caritas of Austin (TX) 87.44 three stars
SBH Community Service Network (NY) 96.12 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,368,119
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,320
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,000
Total Contributions $4,406,439
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,406,439
   Other Revenue $858,085
TOTAL REVENUE $5,264,524
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,214,947
   Administrative Expenses $69,562
   Fundraising Expenses $22,596
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,307,105
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $957,419
   
Net Assets $4,414,509

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Assistance in North San Diego $3,613,805 85.7%
Thrift Shop $601,142 14.3%

Ratings History
The Brother Benno Foundation has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-07 05/01/2021 93.32 four stars
2018-07 10/01/2019 96.46 four stars
2017-07 12/01/2018 95.89 four stars
2016-07 02/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2015-07 12/01/2016 96.46 four stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 96.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 04/01/2016 96.54 four stars
2014-07 11/01/2015 93.96 four stars
2013-07 06/01/2015 96.30 four stars
2013-07 12/22/2014 86.06 three stars
2012-07 05/01/2013 80.90 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 33-0051575
Name in IRS Master File BROTHER BENNO FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Brother Benno Foundation (CA) 93.32 four stars
Two Ten Footwear Foundation (MA) 93.17 four stars
May Dugan Center (OH) 92.24 four stars
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Sharing House (NC) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Brother Benno Foundation
3260 Production Avenue
Oceanside , CA 92058
tel: (760) 439-1244
fax: (760) 439-1271
EIN: 33-0051575

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Diehlmann
President

CEO

Kathleen Diehlmann
Board President

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