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Ecumenical Hunger Program

Fighting Hunger and Poverty in the Community

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four stars

98.23

2411 Pulgas Avenue East Palo Alto, CA 94303
tel: (650) 323-7781   Web Site
EIN: 94-2476942

Board Leadership
Annanda Barclay & Wendy Sinton
Board Co-Chairs

CEO
Lesia Preston
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP), a 42 year old, private, non-profit, community-based organization located in East Palo Alto provides emergency food, clothing, case management, and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. In addition, EHP plays a major role in both advocating for, and providing referrals to resources available to low-income families and individuals in our community. EHP provides food, clothing, household essentials, support and referral services to those in need.

The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP), a 42 year old, private, non-profit, community-based organization located in East Palo Alto provides emergency food, clothing, case management, and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. In addition, EHP plays a major role in both advocating for, and providing referrals to resources available to low-income families and individuals in our community. EHP provides food, clothing, household essentials, support and referral services to those in need.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
17,145
Average number of service recipients per month
1,525
Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs
435
Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy
1,375
Number of clients who report that services/supports are available when needed, even in a crisis
14,500
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

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97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 26.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ecumenical Hunger Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ecumenical Hunger Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Ecumenical Hunger Program (CA) 98.23 four stars
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council (OR) 86.84 three stars
Two Ten Footwear Foundation (MA) 89.86 three stars
Foothill Unity Center (CA) 92.22 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,017,161
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,725
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,056,886
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,056,886
   Other Revenue $20,487
TOTAL REVENUE $5,077,373
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,791,714
   Administrative Expenses $344,381
   Fundraising Expenses $146,974
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,283,069
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-205,696
   
Net Assets $2,769,670

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Ecumenical Hunger Program has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.05 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 84.44 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 98.91 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.14 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 96.28 four stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 95.33 four stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 90.01 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.57 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 87.26 three stars
2010-06 07/01/2012 85.71 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 94-2476942
Name in IRS Master File ECUMENICAL HUNGER PROGRAM
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 (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 Intermediate - the organization is an intermediate organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations (such as a state headquarters of a national organization).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1979
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
$92,301 1.74% Lesia Preston Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ecumenical Hunger Program (CA) 98.23 four stars
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Guadalupe Center (FL) 95.08 four stars
Yamhill Community Action Partnership (OR) 95.47 four stars
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (MN) 89.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ecumenical Hunger Program
2411 Pulgas Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
tel: (650) 323-7781
EIN: 94-2476942

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Board Leadership

Annanda Barclay & Wendy Sinton
Board Co-Chairs

CEO

Lesia Preston
Executive Director

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