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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

91.45

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 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.69
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
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) 91.45 four stars
Meals on Wheels Central Texas (TX) 92.61 four stars
Food For Thought (CA) 90.10 four stars
Second Helpings (IN) 98.23 four stars
The Banquet (SD) 86.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,396,857
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $390,618
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $589,437
Total Contributions $2,376,912
   Program Service Revenue $637,569
Total Primary Revenue $3,014,481
   Other Revenue $158,743
TOTAL REVENUE $3,173,224
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,855,580
   Administrative Expenses $178,220
   Fundraising Expenses $347,610
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,381,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-208,186
   
Net Assets $4,770,493

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 $2,855,580 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$126,129 3.73% Leah Hebert Welles Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 91.45 four stars
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 93.84 four stars
Meals on Wheels Central Texas (TX) 92.61 four stars
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (TX) 98.79 four 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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