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

Heartland Hope Mission

More than a pantry by providing clients with resources to be food secure and self-sufficient in a hope-filled environment

four stars

96.66

2021 U Street Omaha, NE 68107
tel: (402) 733-1904   Web Site
EIN: 14-1869352

Board Leadership
Scott Kinkaid
President

CEO
Chelsea Salifou
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We operate two client-choice food pantries, where low-income, working poor and families in crisis can receive a 7-9 day supply of groceries for their household size. Clients also receive clothing, hygiene items, diapers and housewares. Every visitor meets with a Client Service Specialist to assess their particular situation. Clients are screened for programs like SNAP (food stamps) and applications are completed, if applicable. Clients are also given appropriate referrals. Additionally, we offer employment resources by way of updated job postings, access to a computer classroom and an agent from Heartland Workforce Solutions, and employers who come in to promote employment opportunities. At Thanksgiving, we provide families with whole turkeys and all the fixings for a holiday feast. At Christmas, parents can register to receive brand-new toys for their children, along with wrapping paper, stocking stuffers and a holiday meal pantry. We also have a community garden at our main pantry.

We operate two client-choice food pantries, where low-income, working poor and families in crisis can receive a 7-9 day supply of groceries for their household size. Clients also receive clothing, hygiene items, diapers and housewares. Every visitor meets with a Client Service Specialist to assess their particular situation. Clients are screened for programs like SNAP (food stamps) and applications are completed, if applicable. Clients are also given appropriate referrals. Additionally, we offer employment resources by way of updated job postings, access to a computer classroom and an agent from Heartland Workforce Solutions, and employers who come in to promote employment opportunities. At Thanksgiving, we provide families with whole turkeys and all the fixings for a holiday feast. At Christmas, parents can register to receive brand-new toys for their children, along with wrapping paper, stocking stuffers and a holiday meal pantry. We also have a community garden at our main pantry.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Pantries
Program Name: Food Pantries

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The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Heartland Hope Mission provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Heartland Hope Mission.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Heartland Hope Mission publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Heartland Hope Mission’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 24.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heartland Hope Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Heartland Hope Mission on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 96.66 four stars
Harvesters: The Community Food Network (MO) 91.80 four stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.51 four stars
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 95.89 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 92.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,528,030
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,528,030
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,528,030
   Other Revenue $28,008
TOTAL REVENUE $2,556,038
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,793,377
   Administrative Expenses $79,244
   Fundraising Expenses $43,538
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,916,159
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-360,121
   
Net Assets $2,444,382

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 $2,583,873 92.5%
Employment Information $108,942 3.9%
Christmas in South Omaha $100,562 3.6%

Ratings History
Heartland Hope Mission has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.66 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 93.91 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 88.81 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.81 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 82.23 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.01 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 77.47 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 74.24 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 73.26 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 72.20 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 14-1869352
Name in IRS Master File HEARTLAND HOPE MISSION
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 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 July, 2003
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,919 2.91% Chelsea Salifou President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 96.66 four stars
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 87.47 three stars
Food for Lane County (OR) 90.61 four stars
Emergency Food Network (WA) 91.16 four stars
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (CT) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Heartland Hope Mission
2021 U Street
Omaha, NE 68107
tel: (402) 733-1904
EIN: 14-1869352

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Board Leadership

Scott Kinkaid
President

CEO

Chelsea Salifou
CEO

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