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Wholesome Wave

Increasing affordable access to healthy, local food

four stars

90.46

855 Main Street Suite 910
Bridgeport, CT 06604
tel: (203) 226-1112   Web Site
EIN: 26-0352899

Board Leadership
Andrew Hertzmark
Chair

CEO
Michel Nischan
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.46 four stars
  Financial 89.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.34
  Program Expenses Growth 17.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wholesome Wave on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wholesome Wave on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wholesome Wave (CT) 90.46 four stars
LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program (FL) 87.62 three stars
St. Mary's Dining Room (CA) 89.13 three stars
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 88.22 three stars
House of Bread (OH) 92.02 four stars

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Wholesome Wave empowers under-served consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local food. 44M Americans spend $70B in SNAP (food stamps) annually, plus $63B of their own money on groceries = $133B annually!
We are working to shift how that money is spent nationwide. If people can't afford produce, they can't buy it. But when they can, they do. And when millions of Americans eat more fruits and vegetables, we see immediate improvements for families and farmers-and enormous long-term gains for public health, local economies, and the environment.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,637,546
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,208,817
Total Contributions $4,846,363
   Program Service Revenue $271,800
Total Primary Revenue $5,118,163
   Other Revenue $2,688
TOTAL REVENUE $5,120,851
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,163,038
   Administrative Expenses $569,540
   Fundraising Expenses $507,858
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,240,436
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-119,585
   
Net Assets $1,553,984

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
National Nutrition Incentive Network $3,033,317 72.9%
Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program $753,136 18.1%
Healthy Food Commerce Initiative $376,585 9.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 90.46 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 26-0352899
Name in IRS Master File WHOLESOME WAVE INC
NTEE Code C02
NTEE Classification Management & Technical Assistance
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
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 September, 2007
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$271,538 5.18% Michel Nischan President, CEO

Wholesome Wave empowers under-served consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, local food. 44M Americans spend $70B in SNAP (food stamps) annually, plus $63B of their own money on groceries = $133B annually!
We are working to shift how that money is spent nationwide. If people can't afford produce, they can't buy it. But when they can, they do. And when millions of Americans eat more fruits and vegetables, we see immediate improvements for families and farmers-and enormous long-term gains for public health, local economies, and the environment.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wholesome Wave (CT) 90.46 four stars
Neighbor to Neighbor (CT) 94.44 four stars
Friendship Trays (NC) 89.37 three stars
Elijah's Promise (NJ) 91.55 four stars
Help From People to People (NY) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wholesome Wave
855 Main Street
Suite 910
Bridgeport, CT 06604
tel: (203) 226-1112
EIN: 26-0352899

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Board Leadership

Andrew Hertzmark
Chair

CEO

Michel Nischan
Founder, CEO

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