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

Birch Community Services

The Sustainable Families Program

three stars

84.36

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 84.36 three stars
  Financial 88.70 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of food donation partners
230
Total pounds of food rescued
10,358,100
Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs
5,000,000
Number of financial literacy courses conducted
9
Number of participants counseled
643
This impact information is current as of August 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

three stars

88.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

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)
98.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,267,346
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $541,434
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,808,780
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,808,780
   Other Revenue $54,810
TOTAL REVENUE $14,863,590
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,384,027
   Administrative Expenses $72,897
   Fundraising Expenses $72,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,529,869
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $333,721
   
Net Assets $1,279,811

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,000 0.51% Suzanne Birch Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Birch Community Services (OR) 84.36 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (LA) 92.61 four stars
Vermont Foodbank (VT) 95.00 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (NC) 91.34 four stars
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA) 88.81 three 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