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Human Services : Social Services

Meals on Wheels San Antonio

Nourishing Lives, Enabling Independence, Caring For Our Seniors

87.87

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

Board Leadership
Steven Dean
Chair

CEO
Vinsen Faris
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.87
  Financial 82.85
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 7,000 seniors and 140 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 are provided to caregivers.

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 7,000 seniors and 140 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 are provided to caregivers.

Financial

82.85

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, Food satisfaction surveys
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Clients suggested we include more protein in our breakfast meals We agreed and the menu was updated A critical component of the Meals on Wheels service is a safety check and a brief friendly visit We ask our clients if they feel less isolated being on the Meals on Wheels Program? We expect 95% of our clients to answer positively to the question Last year, we only achieved 81% so we re-trained drivers to spend a little more time with a client when it was appropriate We hope that outcomes improve over the next year
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 87.87
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 93.83
Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc. (NY) 85.13
Moveable Feast (MD) 90.82
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 90.43

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,861,722
   Federated Campaigns $245,259
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,692
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,098,762
Total Contributions $12,295,435
   Program Service Revenue $825,016
Total Primary Revenue $13,120,451
   Other Revenue $46,596
TOTAL REVENUE $13,167,047
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,647,843
   Administrative Expenses $718,945
   Fundraising Expenses $1,207,109
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,573,897
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,593,150
   
Net Assets $13,644,801

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 to Seniors $5,562,666 83.7%
Grace Place Alzheimer Activity Centers $1,085,177 16.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 87.87
2019-06 06/01/2020 89.65
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.35
2018-06 06/01/2019 95.38
2017-06 06/01/2018 94.70
2016-06 08/01/2017 96.81
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.64
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 91.71
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.27
2013-06 02/01/2014 93.06
2012-06 05/01/2013 94.17

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,727 1.48% Vinsen Faris CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 87.87
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 86.28
Cathedral Kitchen (NJ) 90.95
Moveable Feast (MD) 90.82
Community Servings (MA) 85.91

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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
Chair

CEO

Vinsen Faris
Chief Executive Officer

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