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MEND - Meet Each Need with Dignity

With dignity & respect, powered by volunteers, provide services to meet basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance

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three stars

88.29

10641 North San Fernando Road Pacoima, CA 91331
tel: (818) 897-2443   Web Site
EIN: 23-7306337

Board Leadership
Jocelyn Guihama
Chair

CEO
Janet Marinaccio
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.29 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MEND-Meet Each Need with Dignity, which serves as many as 30,000 poverty-level clients each month while remarkably keeping operating costs to 5%, is the largest, most efficient and comprehensive poverty-relief organization in the San Fernando Valley. MEND takes a holistic approach to relieve the effects of poverty by providing basic human needs while giving their clients the tools, education, training, support and opportunities that foster self-reliance.

MEND was born as a volunteer-powered organization four decades ago in a garage in suburban LA and today benefits from the assistance of more than 3000 volunteers (and only 25 paid staffers) to implement its vast array of programs that provide food, clothing, medical, dental and vision care; job training, classes in ESL, literacy, computers, office skills, sewing and parenting; math, reading and science tutoring for kids; hot meals, food, clothing and showers to the homeless and a community wide Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program.

MEND-Meet Each Need with Dignity, which serves as many as 30,000 poverty-level clients each month while remarkably keeping operating costs to 5%, is the largest, most efficient and comprehensive poverty-relief organization in the San Fernando Valley. MEND takes a holistic approach to relieve the effects of poverty by providing basic human needs while giving their clients the tools, education, training, support and opportunities that foster self-reliance.

MEND was born as a volunteer-powered organization four decades ago in a garage in suburban LA and today benefits from the assistance of more than 3000 volunteers (and only 25 paid staffers) to implement its vast array of programs that provide food, clothing, medical, dental and vision care; job training, classes in ESL, literacy, computers, office skills, sewing and parenting; math, reading and science tutoring for kids; hot meals, food, clothing and showers to the homeless and a community wide Adopt-a-Family Christmas Program.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
94.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MEND - Meet Each Need with Dignity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MEND - Meet Each Need with Dignity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MEND - Meet Each Need with Dignity (CA) 88.29 three stars
The Sharing Center (FL) 88.85 three stars
Crisis Assistance Ministry (NC) 89.39 three stars
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison (NY) 91.36 four stars
Parker County Center of Hope (TX) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,080,099
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $265,217
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,345,316
   Program Service Revenue $289,306
Total Primary Revenue $12,634,622
   Other Revenue $18,175
TOTAL REVENUE $12,652,797
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,448,134
   Administrative Expenses $371,538
   Fundraising Expenses $378,519
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,198,191
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-545,394
   
Net Assets $9,289,958

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
Emergency Food Distribution Program $7,060,579 56.7%
Medical, Dental, and Vision Program $2,537,710 20.4%
Clothing Program $1,955,641 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.29 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.36 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 96.83 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.36 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 95.74 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 97.88 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 97.80 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 97.81 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.95 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 78.91 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 79.39 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 87.42 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 23-7306337
Name in IRS Master File MEND-MEET EACH NEED WITH DIGNITY
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 July, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Janet Marinaccio CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$115,353 0.87% Jenny Gutierrez COO and Interim President
$107,031 0.81% Marianne Haver Hill Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MEND - Meet Each Need with Dignity (CA) 88.29 three stars
American Friends of Yad Eliezer (NJ) 94.69 four stars
The Brother Benno Foundation (CA) 93.91 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore (MD) 87.40 three stars
Foothill Unity Center (CA) 92.22 four stars

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MEND - Meet Each Need with Dignity
10641 North San Fernando Road
Pacoima, CA 91331
tel: (818) 897-2443
fax: (818) 897-0128
EIN: 23-7306337

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Board Leadership

Jocelyn Guihama
Chair

CEO

Janet Marinaccio
President, CEO

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