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Human Services : Social Services

St. John's Bread & Life

Feeding body, mind, and spirit

four stars

93.31

795 Lexington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221
tel: (718) 574-0058   Web Site
EIN: 11-3174514

Board Leadership
Thomas McInerney
Chair

CEO
Sr. Caroline Tweedy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.31 four stars
  Financial 90.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, St. John's Bread & Life works to bring food to the poor and accompany them on their journey to wholeness by providing necessary services. We advocate for them, always mindful of the words of St. Vincent "to serve others as we would serve Christ." The St. John's Bread and Life kitchen is our principle effort in helping those in need, by providing our community daily with a good solid meal, providing our guests the opportunity to start that day well. Bread and Life daily addresses the issues of hunger and poverty in Brooklyn and Queens. Every day, Bread and Life serves over one thousand meals to hungry New Yorkers. Our goal is to combat poverty and help people achieve self-sufficiency, in addition to educating the public and increasing awareness about meals to needy New Yorkers.

Founded in 1982, St. John's Bread & Life works to bring food to the poor and accompany them on their journey to wholeness by providing necessary services. We advocate for them, always mindful of the words of St. Vincent "to serve others as we would serve Christ." The St. John's Bread and Life kitchen is our principle effort in helping those in need, by providing our community daily with a good solid meal, providing our guests the opportunity to start that day well. Bread and Life daily addresses the issues of hunger and poverty in Brooklyn and Queens. Every day, Bread and Life serves over one thousand meals to hungry New Yorkers. Our goal is to combat poverty and help people achieve self-sufficiency, in addition to educating the public and increasing awareness about meals to needy New Yorkers.

Financial

four stars

90.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
79.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. John's Bread & Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. John's Bread & Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 93.31 four stars
Food Outreach (MO) 94.93 four stars
Second Helpings (IN) 93.04 four stars
The Hunger Coalition (ID) 100.00 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Alameda County (CA) 87.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,698,408
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $466,785
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $669,882
Total Contributions $3,835,075
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,835,075
   Other Revenue $-23,934
TOTAL REVENUE $3,811,141
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,556,000
   Administrative Expenses $329,983
   Fundraising Expenses $423,617
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,309,600
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-498,459
   
Net Assets $5,593,960

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
Soup Kitchen Programs: Meals & Nutrition $2,437,071 68.5%
Social Services $1,118,929 31.5%

Ratings History
St. John's Bread & Life has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 93.31 four stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 90.50 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.71 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.31 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.05 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.29 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 92.91 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.22 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 87.56 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.81 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 91.62 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 98.27 four 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 11-3174514
Name in IRS Master File ST JOHNS BREAD & LIFE PROGRAM INC
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 (31) Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc
(150) Hospital
(120) Publishing activities
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 Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Ruling Date March, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Caroline Tweedy Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$115,046 2.66% Candyce Mason Director of Development
$85,246 1.97% Anthony Butler Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 93.31 four stars
Moveable Feast (MD) 90.52 four stars
Arlington Food Assistance Center (VA) 86.34 three stars
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen (CA) 88.83 three stars
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 90.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

St. John's Bread & Life
795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
tel: (718) 574-0058
fax: (718) 455-7796
EIN: 11-3174514

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Board Leadership

Thomas McInerney
Chair

CEO

Sr. Caroline Tweedy
Executive Director

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