Human Services : Social Services

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

four stars

96.83

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

Board Leadership
Jocelyn Guihama
Chair

CEO
Marianne Haver Hill
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.83 four stars
  Financial 95.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

95.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,783,179
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,783,179
   Program Service Revenue $211,771
Total Primary Revenue $13,994,950
   Other Revenue $290,967
TOTAL REVENUE $14,285,917
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,475,825
   Administrative Expenses $206,665
   Fundraising Expenses $388,322
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,070,812
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $215,105
   
Net Assets $10,218,332

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,787 0.95% Marianne Haver Hill President & CEO

Mission

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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Charity Contact Info

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

Marianne Haver Hill
President and CEO

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