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Human Services : Social Services

Meals on Wheels San Antonio

Nourishing Lives, Enabling Independence, Caring For Our Seniors

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four stars

96.35

4306 North West Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78229
tel: (210) 735-5115   Web Site
EIN: 74-1948646

Board Leadership
Steven Dean
President

CEO
Vinsen Faris
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.35 four stars
  Financial 94.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Meals on Wheels San Antonio was founded in 1977. The organization provides services through two programs focused on nourishing lives, enabling independence and caring for the oldest residents in the community: Meals on Wheels and Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Centers. Both programs enable the mission of providing services to seniors that allow them to age in place with dignity and independence. Meals are delivered to over 5,000 seniors and 240 seniors are served through Alzheimer's day centers, annually.
Meals on Wheels provides hot, healthy meals to homebound seniors unable to prepare a meal for themselves. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers travel across the city to deliver not only the hot meal, but to also provide daily safety checks and opportunities for socialization.
Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Centers provide services to seniors with Alzheimer's and other dementia related diseases. Respite, on-going education and support is provided to caregivers through this program.

Meals on Wheels San Antonio was founded in 1977. The organization provides services through two programs focused on nourishing lives, enabling independence and caring for the oldest residents in the community: Meals on Wheels and Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Centers. Both programs enable the mission of providing services to seniors that allow them to age in place with dignity and independence. Meals are delivered to over 5,000 seniors and 240 seniors are served through Alzheimer's day centers, annually.
Meals on Wheels provides hot, healthy meals to homebound seniors unable to prepare a meal for themselves. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers travel across the city to deliver not only the hot meal, but to also provide daily safety checks and opportunities for socialization.
Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Centers provide services to seniors with Alzheimer's and other dementia related diseases. Respite, on-going education and support is provided to caregivers through this program.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Percentage of clients satisfied with Meals on Wheels San Antonio services
95
Number of seniors who receive healthy, nutritious meals each week
5,171
Percentage of seniors who report improved health as a result of regular meal deliveries and safety checks
82
Percentage of clients living with Alzheimer's who achieve a stabilized routine as a result of day services
81
Percentage of caretakers who benefit from resources and support groups
94
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

four stars

94.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meals on Wheels San Antonio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meals on Wheels San Antonio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 96.35 four stars
National Council on Aging (VA) 88.29 three stars
Friends of Yad Sarah (NY) 95.73 four stars
Alzheimer's Family Center (CA) 93.36 four stars
Surrey Services for Seniors (PA) 91.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,520,268
   Federated Campaigns $274,563
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $148,980
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,242,781
Total Contributions $6,186,592
   Program Service Revenue $955,337
Total Primary Revenue $7,141,929
   Other Revenue $123,181
TOTAL REVENUE $7,265,110
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,118,055
   Administrative Expenses $362,235
   Fundraising Expenses $597,666
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,077,956
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-812,846
   
Net Assets $9,047,577

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
Meals on Wheels $5,807,058 81.6%
Grace Place $1,310,997 18.4%

Ratings History
Meals on Wheels San Antonio has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.35 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 95.38 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 94.70 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 96.81 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.64 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 91.71 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.27 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 93.06 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 94.17 four 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 74-1948646
Name in IRS Master File MEALS ON WHEELS SAN ANTONIO
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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 April, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,463 1.45% Vinsen Faris CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 96.35 four stars
The Senior Source (TX) 90.58 four stars
Iona Senior Services (DC) 94.78 four stars
The Blue Card (NY) 94.13 four stars
H.O.M.E. (IL) 90.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Meals on Wheels San Antonio
4306 North West Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78229
tel: (210) 735-5115
fax: (210) 735-5659
EIN: 74-1948646

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Board Leadership

Steven Dean
President

CEO

Vinsen Faris
Chief Executive Officer

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