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

Three Square

Together, we can feed everyone

four stars

98.23

4190 North Pecos Road Las Vegas, NV 89115
tel: (702) 644-3663   Web Site
EIN: 30-0396918

Board Leadership
Frank Woodbeck
Board Chair

CEO
Brian Burton
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Three Square is Southern Nevada's only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. The food bank serves as a central collection and distribution center for donated, rescued and solicited food and grocery product. We provide bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith based organizations who serve those in need in our community. We also facilitate childhood and senior nutrition programs as well as supplemental nutrition assistance outreach and advocacy efforts. We are a place for members of the community to meet, serve and collaborate as part of the food solution.

Three Square is Southern Nevada's only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. The food bank serves as a central collection and distribution center for donated, rescued and solicited food and grocery product. We provide bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith based organizations who serve those in need in our community. We also facilitate childhood and senior nutrition programs as well as supplemental nutrition assistance outreach and advocacy efforts. We are a place for members of the community to meet, serve and collaborate as part of the food solution.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Three Square
Program Activities
Three Square primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Three Square.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Three Square publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Three Square’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
94.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Three Square on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Three Square on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Three Square (NV) 98.23 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas (AR) 95.02 four stars
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 87.09 three stars
The Billings Food Bank (MT) 90.90 four stars
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 95.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $79,815,015
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,352,278
Total Contributions $91,167,293
   Program Service Revenue $1,722,281
Total Primary Revenue $92,889,574
   Other Revenue $3,910,005
TOTAL REVENUE $96,799,579
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $79,966,987
   Administrative Expenses $1,486,858
   Fundraising Expenses $4,118,021
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $85,571,866
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,227,713
   
Net Assets $45,617,356

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
Food Distribution $79,966,987 100.0%

Ratings History
Three Square has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/20/2019 98.23 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 97.23 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.23 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.49 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.23 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 91.01 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 96.37 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 93.91 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 30-0396918
Name in IRS Master File THREE SQUARE
NTEE Code K35
NTEE Classification Eatery, Agency, Organization Sponsored
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, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$278,592 0.32% Brian Burton President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Three Square (NV) 98.23 four stars
Coastal Bend Food Bank (TX) 92.02 four stars
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (WI) 98.23 four stars
Feed More (VA) 98.09 four stars
Forgotten Harvest (MI) 90.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Three Square
4190 North Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89115
tel: (702) 644-3663
fax: (702) 365-6574
EIN: 30-0396918

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Board Leadership

Frank Woodbeck
Board Chair

CEO

Brian Burton
President, CEO

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