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Elijah's Promise

Food Changes Lives

three stars

86.84

211 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901
tel: (732) 545-9002   Web Site
EIN: 22-3055539

Board Leadership
Gabriel A. Lavigne
President

CEO
Michelle Wilson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.84 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1989, Elijah's Promise has used food as a tool to alleviate hunger, empower lives and invite justice for the most vulnerable members of our Central New Jersey community. We operate a community soup kitchen, culinary arts school, catering business, pay-as-you-can café, and connect low-income individuals and families with social and health services. We fight to end hunger through promoting good food for all, providing education and jobs in the food industry, and creating social enterprise food businesses that create social good. We envision a community where no one goes hungry for lack of food or funds; where a good meal is a nutritious meal; where our community learns to steward natural and financial resources wisely; and where we make opportunity available to those who seek.

Since 1989, Elijah's Promise has used food as a tool to alleviate hunger, empower lives and invite justice for the most vulnerable members of our Central New Jersey community. We operate a community soup kitchen, culinary arts school, catering business, pay-as-you-can café, and connect low-income individuals and families with social and health services. We fight to end hunger through promoting good food for all, providing education and jobs in the food industry, and creating social enterprise food businesses that create social good. We envision a community where no one goes hungry for lack of food or funds; where a good meal is a nutritious meal; where our community learns to steward natural and financial resources wisely; and where we make opportunity available to those who seek.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.91
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Elijah's Promise on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Elijah's Promise on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Elijah's Promise (NJ) 86.84 three stars
Ceres Community Project (CA) 88.00 three stars
ICM Food & Clothing Bank (AZ) 93.98 four stars
Neighbor to Neighbor (CT) 96.80 four stars
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) 86.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,430,144
   Federated Campaigns $25,789
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $189,796
Total Contributions $1,645,729
   Program Service Revenue $503,847
Total Primary Revenue $2,149,576
   Other Revenue $125,737
TOTAL REVENUE $2,275,313
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,964,563
   Administrative Expenses $233,510
   Fundraising Expenses $78,853
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,276,926
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,613
   
Net Assets $2,004,686

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 86.84 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 86.84 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.02 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.55 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.62 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.51 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 88.10 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 89.76 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 22-3055539
Name in IRS Master File ELIJAHS PROMISE
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 (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 March, 1991
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
$104,017 4.56% Michelle Wilson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Elijah's Promise (NJ) 86.84 three stars
ICM Food & Clothing Bank (AZ) 93.98 four stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 91.27 four stars
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 89.65 three stars
Boca Helping Hands (FL) 99.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Elijah's Promise
211 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
tel: (732) 545-9002
fax: (732) 246-1138
EIN: 22-3055539

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Board Leadership

Gabriel A. Lavigne
President

CEO

Michelle Wilson
Executive Director

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