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Meals On Wheels America

Together, we can deliver

four stars

93.15

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 93.15 four stars
  Financial 91.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 19.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 93.15 four stars
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 89.75 three stars
Second Helpings (IN) 92.61 four stars
Food For Thought (CA) 87.69 three stars
Open Hand (GA) 89.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,485,550
   Federated Campaigns $52,612
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $396,184
Total Contributions $10,934,346
   Program Service Revenue $1,312,628
Total Primary Revenue $12,246,974
   Other Revenue $207,098
TOTAL REVENUE $12,454,072
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,955,184
   Administrative Expenses $2,380,607
   Fundraising Expenses $625,395
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,961,186
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-507,114
   
Net Assets $9,055,468

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 $4,679,270 47.0%
Member Services $4,614,797 46.4%
Federal Grants $661,117 6.6%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 93.15 four stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$339,836 2.62% Ellie Hollander President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 93.15 four stars
MANNA (PA) 91.58 four stars
Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels (TX) 90.86 four stars
Friendship Trays (NC) 93.24 four stars
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 90.02 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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