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Center for Food Safety

Protecting our farms, our health, and our environment

three stars

85.57

660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Suite 402
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-9359   Web Site
EIN: 52-2165893

Board Leadership
Adele Douglass
President

CEO
Andrew Kimbrell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.57 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997, Center for Food Safety (CFS) works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach.

Founded in 1997, Center for Food Safety (CFS) works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach.

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Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Food Safety on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Food Safety on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,292,861
   Federated Campaigns $5,830
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,298,691
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,298,691
   Other Revenue $117,545
TOTAL REVENUE $3,416,236
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,124,584
   Administrative Expenses $188,825
   Fundraising Expenses $226,381
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,539,790
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-123,554
   
Net Assets $762,432

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$187,425 5.29% Andrew Kimbrell Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$18,648 0.52% Randy Hayes Secretary

Mission

Founded in 1997, Center for Food Safety (CFS) works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach.

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Food Safety
660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Suite 402
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-9359
fax: (202) 547-9429
EIN: 52-2165893

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Board Leadership

Adele Douglass
President

CEO

Andrew Kimbrell
Executive Director