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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

California Emergency Foodlink

Providing jobs, preventing hunger, training for the future

four stars

92.38

5800 Foodlink Street Sacramento, CA 95828
tel: (800) 283-9000   Web Site
EIN: 68-0275330

Board Leadership
John Healey
Chairman of the Board

CEO
John Healey
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

California Emergency Foodlink was founded in 1992 with the mission of finding sensible solutions to hunger that effectively address its root causes: poverty and joblessness. To accomplish its mission Foodlink has implemented a mission strategy of building better communities by providing jobs, preventing hunger and training for the future. At no charge to recipient agencies, Foodlink delivers more than 100 million pounds of food per year throughout California. Foodlink delivers government commodities from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) as well as fresh produce collected under the statewide agricultural food rescue program, Donate-Don't Dump (DDD).

California Emergency Foodlink was founded in 1992 with the mission of finding sensible solutions to hunger that effectively address its root causes: poverty and joblessness. To accomplish its mission Foodlink has implemented a mission strategy of building better communities by providing jobs, preventing hunger and training for the future. At no charge to recipient agencies, Foodlink delivers more than 100 million pounds of food per year throughout California. Foodlink delivers government commodities from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) as well as fresh produce collected under the statewide agricultural food rescue program, Donate-Don't Dump (DDD).

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
98.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses < 0.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth -15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Emergency Foodlink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Emergency Foodlink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Feeding San Diego (CA) 87.83 three stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 95.05 four stars
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.93 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,584,638
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,748,626
Total Contributions $17,333,264
   Program Service Revenue $5,617,866
Total Primary Revenue $22,951,130
   Other Revenue $3,988
TOTAL REVENUE $22,955,118
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,182,133
   Administrative Expenses $430,629
   Fundraising Expenses $2,100
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,614,862
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-659,744
   
Net Assets $18,695,988

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
Various Food Assistance $23,174,434 100.0%
Job Training & Warehouse Training $7,699 < 0.1%

Ratings History
California Emergency Foodlink has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 92.38 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 94.03 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 91.72 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 93.60 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 85.47 three stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 84.08 three stars
2012-09 06/01/2013 84.88 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2012 83.10 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 84.44 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 99.86 four stars
2009-09 09/01/2010 99.86 four stars
2008-09 12/01/2009 92.30 four stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 86.60 three stars
2006-09 04/01/2007 71.99 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 72.04 two 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 68-0275330
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY FOODLINK
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 February, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,000 0.46% John Healey Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Emergency Foodlink (CA) 92.38 four stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 88.98 three stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 four stars
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 93.07 four stars
Three Square (NV) 97.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Emergency Foodlink
5800 Foodlink Street
Sacramento, CA 95828
tel: (800) 283-9000
fax: (916) 387-7046
EIN: 68-0275330

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Board Leadership

John Healey
Chairman of the Board

CEO

John Healey
Chief Executive Officer

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