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Human Services : Social Services

Open Arms of Minnesota

From a single act of kindness to nearly 3 million nutritious meals

four stars

90.50

2500 Bloomington Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
tel: (612) 872-1152   Web Site
EIN: 41-1681317

Board Leadership
Chris Pelletier
Board Chair

CEO
Leah Hébert Welles
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.50 four stars
  Financial 92.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and ALS. We also work with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing food and technical assistance for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Open Arms meals are tasty, convenient and healthy. Our professional chefs focus on using fresh ingredients in our meals instead of heavily processed food, so you can rest assured that you are getting great nutrition. We even have an urban farm that produces beautiful veggies for our kitchen during the summer and fall.

Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and ALS. We also work with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing food and technical assistance for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Open Arms meals are tasty, convenient and healthy. Our professional chefs focus on using fresh ingredients in our meals instead of heavily processed food, so you can rest assured that you are getting great nutrition. We even have an urban farm that produces beautiful veggies for our kitchen during the summer and fall.

Financial

four stars

92.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.31
  Program Expenses Growth 20.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Open Arms of Minnesota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Open Arms of Minnesota on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 90.50 four stars
Gifts of Love (CT) 85.72 three stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 95.10 four stars
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego (CA) 91.54 four stars
CEAP (MN) 89.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,432,780
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $786,744
Total Contributions $2,219,524
   Program Service Revenue $1,409,330
Total Primary Revenue $3,628,854
   Other Revenue $664,136
TOTAL REVENUE $4,292,990
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,769,534
   Administrative Expenses $212,221
   Fundraising Expenses $488,869
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,470,624
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-177,634
   
Net Assets $4,592,102

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
Food Program $3,769,534 100.0%

Ratings History
Open Arms of Minnesota has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 90.50 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.45 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 89.92 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 88.22 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.35 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.12 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.90 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 89.59 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 91.18 four stars
2010-12 10/01/2012 83.65 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 41-1681317
Name in IRS Master File OPEN ARMS OF MINNESOTA INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 September, 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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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,300 3.18% Leah Hebert Welles Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 90.50 four stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 92.55 four stars
Mama's Kitchen (CA) 85.24 three stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 85.85 three stars
ICA (MN) 87.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Open Arms of Minnesota
2500 Bloomington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
tel: (612) 872-1152
fax: (612) 872-0866
EIN: 41-1681317

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Board Leadership

Chris Pelletier
Board Chair

CEO

Leah Hébert Welles
Executive Director

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