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Waste Not

So perishable food won't go to waste

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four stars

94.69

1700 North Granite Reef Road Scottsdale, AZ 85257
tel: (480) 941-1841   Web Site
EIN: 86-0650514

Board Leadership
Christina La Porte
President

CEO
Kate Thoene
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Waste Not occupies a very unique niche in our community. We are not a food bank, yet we feed thousands upon thousands of hungry people every day. Our trucks and drivers are on the road six days per week, beginning at 6:30am, collecting an average of 6,000 pounds of excess perishable food daily from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and various food purveyors - food that would otherwise be thrown away. We deliver the food the same day to more than 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry including schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes and senior facilities.

Waste Not occupies a very unique niche in our community. We are not a food bank, yet we feed thousands upon thousands of hungry people every day. Our trucks and drivers are on the road six days per week, beginning at 6:30am, collecting an average of 6,000 pounds of excess perishable food daily from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and various food purveyors - food that would otherwise be thrown away. We deliver the food the same day to more than 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry including schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes and senior facilities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Total pounds of food rescued
3,200,000
Number of adults and children fed annually
75,000
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
96.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Waste Not on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Waste Not on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Waste Not (AZ) 94.69 four stars
Help From People to People (NY) 85.01 three stars
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (TX) 98.23 four stars
Valley Outreach (MN) 90.48 four stars
The Banquet (SD) 86.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,163,535
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,163,535
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,163,535
   Other Revenue $45,797
TOTAL REVENUE $6,209,332
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,012,655
   Administrative Expenses $185,016
   Fundraising Expenses $50,057
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,247,728
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-38,396
   
Net Assets $405,417

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
Food Distribution $6,012,655 100.0%

Ratings History
Waste Not has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.69 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 94.69 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 94.69 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 91.11 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.67 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 86.45 three stars
2013-12 11/01/2015 80.37 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 79.73 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 85.74 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 89.91 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 86-0650514
Name in IRS Master File WASTE NOT INC
NTEE Code K19
NTEE Classification Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
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 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 October, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 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
$93,000 1.48% Dee Mitten Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Waste Not (AZ) 94.69 four stars
Elijah's Promise (NJ) 89.02 three stars
ICM Food & Clothing Bank (AZ) 94.28 four stars
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 93.84 four stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 89.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Waste Not
1700 North Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
tel: (480) 941-1841
fax: (602) 476-2689
EIN: 86-0650514

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Board Leadership

Christina La Porte
President

CEO

Kate Thoene
Executive Director

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