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Meals On Wheels America

Together, we can deliver

four stars

94.84

1550 Crystal Drive Suite 1004
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (888) 998-6325   Web Site
EIN: 23-7447812

Board Leadership
Patti Lyons
Chair

CEO
Ellie Hollander
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.84 four stars
  Financial 93.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through our network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. While the diversity of each program's services and operations may vary based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes. Together, we galvanize the resources of local community organizations, businesses, donors, sponsors and more than two million volunteers – bolstered by supplemental funding from the Older Americans Act – into a national safety net for our seniors. At the core of the Meals on Wheels service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors.

Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through our network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. While the diversity of each program's services and operations may vary based on the needs and resources of their communities, they are all committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes. Together, we galvanize the resources of local community organizations, businesses, donors, sponsors and more than two million volunteers – bolstered by supplemental funding from the Older Americans Act – into a national safety net for our seniors. At the core of the Meals on Wheels service is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors.

Financial

four stars

93.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 32.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meals On Wheels America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meals On Wheels America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 94.84 four stars
Second Helpings (IN) 98.23 four stars
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 89.92 three stars
St. Mary's Dining Room (CA) 88.68 three stars
God's Love We Deliver (NY) 91.62 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,052,892
   Federated Campaigns $79,797
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $492,734
Total Contributions $9,625,423
   Program Service Revenue $1,166,700
Total Primary Revenue $10,792,123
   Other Revenue $308,654
TOTAL REVENUE $11,100,777
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,053,662
   Administrative Expenses $1,787,018
   Fundraising Expenses $603,006
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,443,686
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,342,909
   
Net Assets $9,936,006

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
Grant Programs $6,522,620 59.0%
Member Services $3,776,286 34.2%
Federal Grants $754,756 6.8%

Ratings History
Meals On Wheels America has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 94.84 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.55 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 93.81 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 23-7447812
Name in IRS Master File MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1976
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

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$314,088 2.33% Ellie Hollander President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 94.84 four stars
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 92.92 four stars
making change (CO) 90.14 four stars
Hunger Free America (NY) 90.87 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Meals On Wheels America
1550 Crystal Drive
Suite 1004
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (888) 998-6325
fax: (703) 548-5274
EIN: 23-7447812

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Board Leadership

Patti Lyons
Chair

CEO

Ellie Hollander
President, CEO

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