Human Services : Social Services

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$339,836 2.62% Ellie Hollander President, CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 93.15 four stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 90.19 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County (WI) 92.11 four stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 85.85 three stars
Religious Community Services (FL) 91.94 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