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Human Services : Social Services

Food For Thought

healing with food + love

87.41

6650 Railroad Avenue Forestville, CA 95436
tel: (707) 887-1647   Web Site
EIN: 68-0181095

Board Leadership
Rodney DeMartini
President

CEO
Ron Karp
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.41
  Financial 82.66
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food For Thought's mission is to foster health and healing with food and compassion.

Food For Thought's mission is to foster health and healing with food and compassion.

Financial

82.66

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food For Thought on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food For Thought on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food For Thought (CA) 87.41
Elijah's Promise (NJ) 88.22
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (TX) 100.00
Second Helpings (IN) 98.23
Meals on Wheels of Alameda County (CA) 87.58

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,772,918
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $213,750
Total Contributions $1,986,668
   Program Service Revenue $6,257
Total Primary Revenue $1,992,925
   Other Revenue $884,929
TOTAL REVENUE $2,877,854
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,076,581
   Administrative Expenses $168,227
   Fundraising Expenses $479,638
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,724,446
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $153,408
   
Net Assets $4,758,355

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
Nutrition Services $2,076,581 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 87.41
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.69
2017-12 06/01/2019 91.26
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.30
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.10
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.10
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.91
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.68
2012-12 04/01/2014 91.02
2011-12 06/01/2013 88.41
2010-12 09/01/2012 86.53

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

EIN 68-0181095
Name in IRS Master File FOOD FOR THOUGHT
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,810 4.32% Ron Karp Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$6,901 0.25% Shan Magnuson Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food For Thought (CA) 87.41
Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service (AK) 87.80
Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County (NY) 89.94
Share Our Strength (DC) 88.29
Project Angel Food (CA) 95.50

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Charity Contact Info

Food For Thought
6650 Railroad Avenue
Forestville, CA 95436
tel: (707) 887-1647
fax: (707) 887-1440
EIN: 68-0181095

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1608
Forestville, CA 95436

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Board Leadership

Rodney DeMartini
President

CEO

Ron Karp
Executive Director

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