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

Circle Of Concern

Feeding Families is Just the Beginning

three stars

86.52

112 St. Louis Ave Valley Park, MO 63088
tel: (636) 861-2623   Web Site
EIN: 23-7085010

Board Leadership
Lana Biondo
President

CEO
Cynthia R. Miller
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.52 three stars
  Financial 80.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission: Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County. Since 1967, Circle Of Concern has served west St. Louis County with our food pantry, financial assistance, scholarships and other programs. In the pantry, we are committed to providing both canned/boxed nonperishable food AND fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, cheese and some meat. Financial assistance meets critical needs to avert an eviction or to keep the utilities on. Scholarships help young people go to college and help adult clients gets critical job training and certifications; in both cases, they are a step toward breaking the cycle of poverty. Holiday programs such as Thanksgiving Baskets, Holiday Family Adoption and Toy Day ease expenses during that joyful time of year. With these programs - and more - Circle is committed to helping our neighbors-in-need so they can direct their own resources toward rebuilding their financial foundations.

Our Mission: Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County. Since 1967, Circle Of Concern has served west St. Louis County with our food pantry, financial assistance, scholarships and other programs. In the pantry, we are committed to providing both canned/boxed nonperishable food AND fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, cheese and some meat. Financial assistance meets critical needs to avert an eviction or to keep the utilities on. Scholarships help young people go to college and help adult clients gets critical job training and certifications; in both cases, they are a step toward breaking the cycle of poverty. Holiday programs such as Thanksgiving Baskets, Holiday Family Adoption and Toy Day ease expenses during that joyful time of year. With these programs - and more - Circle is committed to helping our neighbors-in-need so they can direct their own resources toward rebuilding their financial foundations.

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Financial

three stars

80.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.49
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Circle Of Concern on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Circle Of Concern on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Circle Of Concern (MO) 86.52 three stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 86.16 three stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 90.94 four stars
Food Bank of the Albemarle (NC) 91.06 four stars
Food for Lane County (OR) 92.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,447,127
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $139,835
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,586,962
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,586,962
   Other Revenue $-4,467
TOTAL REVENUE $2,582,495
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,807,827
   Administrative Expenses $222,954
   Fundraising Expenses $139,932
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,170,713
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $411,782
   
Net Assets $3,162,355

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
Food Pantry Distributions $1,431,744 79.2%
Holiday Program and Birthday Club $145,491 8.0%
Financial Aid to Individuals $112,840 6.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.52 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.01 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2018 86.00 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.72 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 83.30 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2015 79.45 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 79.26 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 77.19 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 82.44 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 85.30 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 23-7085010
Name in IRS Master File CIRCLE OF CONCERN
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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 January, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,327 3.56% Cynthia Miller Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Circle Of Concern (MO) 86.52 three stars
Hunger Task Force (WI) 89.56 three stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 96.27 four stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 89.78 three stars
Sunshine Division Portland Police Dept (OR) 90.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Circle Of Concern
112 St. Louis Ave
Valley Park, MO 63088
tel: (636) 861-2623
EIN: 23-7085010

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Board Leadership

Lana Biondo
President

CEO

Cynthia R. Miller
Executive Director

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