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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Birch Community Services

The Sustainable Families Program

three stars

82.51

17780 NE San Rafael Street Portland, OR 97230
tel: (503) 251-5431   Web Site
EIN: 93-1186020

Board Leadership
Alex Krider
President of the Board

CEO
Suzanne Birch
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.51 three stars
  Financial 90.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Mission is to provide a community where people can be responsible and accountable for meeting their basic needs, and to equip them with tools to overcome financial difficulty.

Founded in 1996, Birch Community Services, Inc. (BCSI) is serving struggling working families in the Portland Oregon Metro area. They offer help for today and hope for tomorrow. The families in the BCS program can select nutritious foods to feed their families, acquire job and financial management skills, volunteer regularly to help at the BCS warehouse, and help other working struggling families in the program. Birch Community Services, Inc. also offers a variety of cooking classes including canning, meal planning, and ethnic cooking, sewing and quilting classes and gardening classes in their two community gardens.

Our Mission is to provide a community where people can be responsible and accountable for meeting their basic needs, and to equip them with tools to overcome financial difficulty.

Founded in 1996, Birch Community Services, Inc. (BCSI) is serving struggling working families in the Portland Oregon Metro area. They offer help for today and hope for tomorrow. The families in the BCS program can select nutritious foods to feed their families, acquire job and financial management skills, volunteer regularly to help at the BCS warehouse, and help other working struggling families in the program. Birch Community Services, Inc. also offers a variety of cooking classes including canning, meal planning, and ethnic cooking, sewing and quilting classes and gardening classes in their two community gardens.

Financial

four stars

90.93

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
98.8%
  Administrative Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Birch Community Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Birch Community Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Birch Community Services (OR) 82.51 three stars
Worcester County Food Bank (MA) 90.93 four stars
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (MD) 87.42 three stars
The Foodbank (OH) 100.00 four stars
Table To Table Inc (NJ) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,642,788
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $522,818
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,165,606
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,165,606
   Other Revenue $78,053
TOTAL REVENUE $16,243,659
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,142,728
   Administrative Expenses $93,722
   Fundraising Expenses $99,634
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,336,084
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,425
   
Net Assets $1,187,386

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-10 03/01/2021 82.51 three stars
2018-10 03/01/2020 84.36 three stars
2017-10 07/01/2019 94.02 four stars
2017-10 02/01/2019 92.24 four stars
2016-10 12/01/2018 92.24 four stars
2016-10 02/01/2018 79.99 two stars
2015-10 11/01/2016 86.44 three stars
2014-10 06/01/2016 86.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 03/01/2016 83.21 three stars
2014-10 02/01/2016 77.69 two stars
2013-10 07/01/2015 88.77 three stars
2012-10 09/01/2014 83.27 three stars
2012-10 08/01/2014 80.82 three stars
2012-10 02/01/2014 79.12 two stars
2012-10 06/01/2013 68.74 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 93-1186020
Name in IRS Master File BIRCH COMMUNITY SERVICES INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 March, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2018
  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,000 0.45% Suzanne Birch Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Birch Community Services (OR) 82.51 three stars
Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GA) 93.37 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16 four stars
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 91.91 four stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 99.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Birch Community Services
17780 NE San Rafael Street
Portland, OR 97230
tel: (503) 251-5431
EIN: 93-1186020

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Board Leadership

Alex Krider
President of the Board

CEO

Suzanne Birch
Executive Director

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