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Sephardic Food Fund

Food with dignity

one star

58.70

459 Broadway New York, NY 10013
tel: (866) 733-3863   Web Site
EIN: 56-2307777

CEO
David Sitt
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 58.70 one star
  Financial 87.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 43.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Fund is a community-supported effort dedicated to discreetly identifying the needy in our midst and providing for their nutritional needs without injuring their dignity and pride. The Food Fund is almost entirely staffed by hand-picked volunteers. The Food Fund pioneered the concept of providing ordinary, bank-issued credit cards to individuals and families in distress. These credit cards allow the beneficiaries to shop at all food stores - supermarkets, groceries, butchers, etc. - up to a prescribed monthly credit limit. The credit limit varies according the number of family members plus any special considerations that are taken into account.

The Food Fund is a community-supported effort dedicated to discreetly identifying the needy in our midst and providing for their nutritional needs without injuring their dignity and pride. The Food Fund is almost entirely staffed by hand-picked volunteers. The Food Fund pioneered the concept of providing ordinary, bank-issued credit cards to individuals and families in distress. These credit cards allow the beneficiaries to shop at all food stores - supermarkets, groceries, butchers, etc. - up to a prescribed monthly credit limit. The credit limit varies according the number of family members plus any special considerations that are taken into account.

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Financial

three stars

87.27

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

43.00

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)
97.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sephardic Food Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sephardic Food Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sephardic Food Fund (NY) 58.70 one star
Farm Aid (MA) 88.48 three stars
The Hunger Coalition (ID) 94.34 four stars
Caring for Friends (PA) 85.43 three stars
Gifts of Love (CT) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,578,485
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,578,485
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,578,485
   Other Revenue $92,463
TOTAL REVENUE $2,670,948
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,740,642
   Administrative Expenses $59,074
   Fundraising Expenses $18,165
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,817,881
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-146,933
   
Net Assets $833,863

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
Credit Card Program $2,740,642 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 58.70 one star
2017-12 05/01/2019 61.26 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 64.42 one star
2015-12 06/01/2017 65.17 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 65.30 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 65.04 one star
2012-12 04/01/2014 62.48 one star
2011-12 06/01/2013 63.97 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 56-2307777
Name in IRS Master File SEPHARDIC FOOD FUND INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
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 March, 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
None reported -- David Sitt Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Sephardic Food Fund
459 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
tel: (866) 733-3863
EIN: 56-2307777

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CEO

David Sitt
Executive Director

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