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International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies

MATTER

Dedicated to changing the world through resourcefulness

four stars

94.74

7005 Oxford Street St. Louis Park, MN 55426
tel: (952) 500-8652   Web Site
EIN: 37-1441658

Board Leadership
Casey Carl
Board Chair

CEO
Quenton Marty
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.74 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MATTER is a Minnesota-based global health nonprofit organization on a mission to expand access to health next door and around the world. Internationally, MATTER addresses these barriers by giving hospitals the tools they need to care for the sick and injured in dignified ways, and by designing solutions to create diversified and resilient farms. Locally, MATTER activates healthy eating for kids and families with the MATTERbox program, an innovative solution to healthy food access and nutrition education.

MATTER is a Minnesota-based global health nonprofit organization on a mission to expand access to health next door and around the world. Internationally, MATTER addresses these barriers by giving hospitals the tools they need to care for the sick and injured in dignified ways, and by designing solutions to create diversified and resilient farms. Locally, MATTER activates healthy eating for kids and families with the MATTERbox program, an innovative solution to healthy food access and nutrition education.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
"Number of people receiving access to health care"
1,696,880
"Number of people receiving access to healthy food"
1,757,470
"Number of corporations investing in their employees and the community as "Companies that Matter"
89
"Total Dollars received in cash contributions (not designated for projects)"
3,765,300
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. 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

93.00

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)
95.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MATTER on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MATTER on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MATTER (MN) 94.74 four stars
Feed the Children (OK) 89.18 three stars
Gleaning for the World (VA) 92.21 four stars
American Nicaraguan Foundation (FL) 91.16 four stars
Orphan Grain Train (NE) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,877,077
   Federated Campaigns $15,015
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $95,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $18,987,092
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $18,987,092
   Other Revenue $1,091,230
TOTAL REVENUE $20,078,322
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,642,439
   Administrative Expenses $459,160
   Fundraising Expenses $519,374
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,620,973
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,542,651
   
Net Assets $4,659,597

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
Medical Supplies $21,534,152 95.1%
Healthy Food Access and Nutrition Education $771,499 3.4%
Solutions for Farms Around the World $336,788 1.5%

Ratings History
MATTER has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 94.74 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 93.23 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.22 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.34 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 91.03 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.12 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 84.18 three stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 89.09 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 37-1441658
Name in IRS Master File MATTER
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
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 January, 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
$133,500 0.56% Quenton Marty President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MATTER (MN) 94.74 four stars
Heart to Heart International (KS) 96.46 four stars
LeSea Global Feed the Hungry (IN) 92.92 four stars
Hope for Haiti (FL) 94.32 four stars
Feed My Hungry Children (AZ) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

MATTER
7005 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
tel: (952) 500-8652
EIN: 37-1441658

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Board Leadership

Casey Carl
Board Chair

CEO

Quenton Marty
President

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