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Second Helpings

Transforming Lives through the Power of Food

four stars

98.23

1121 Southeastern Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 632-2664   Web Site
EIN: 35-1484281

Board Leadership
Ellen Butz
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Vigran
Chief Executive Officer

  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 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Second Helpings rescues prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants -- preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create 3,500 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to 70 social service agencies that feed people in need. The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the foodservice industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 500 adults have graduated from this program, and Second Helpings alumni are now working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors. We're more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry - we're a community kitchen.

Second Helpings rescues prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants -- preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create 3,500 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to 70 social service agencies that feed people in need. The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the foodservice industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 500 adults have graduated from this program, and Second Helpings alumni are now working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors. We're more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry - we're a community kitchen.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Helpings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Helpings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Helpings (IN) 98.23 four stars
Food & Friends (DC) 88.01 three stars
The Banquet (SD) 86.09 three stars
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 96.01 four stars
Gifts of Love (CT) 90.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,410,952
   Federated Campaigns $145,315
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $182,191
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $13,738,458
   Program Service Revenue $74,545
Total Primary Revenue $13,813,003
   Other Revenue $250,565
TOTAL REVENUE $14,063,568
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,068,113
   Administrative Expenses $239,978
   Fundraising Expenses $402,965
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,711,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,352,512
   
Net Assets $11,014,518

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 Prepared $5,081,060 83.7%
Job Placement for Adults in the Culinary Industry $665,248 11.0%
Rescued Food $310,001 5.1%

Ratings History
Second Helpings has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 98.23 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 98.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.73 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.74 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 97.53 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 88.44 three 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 35-1484281
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HELPINGS INC
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
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, 1981
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,317 1.12% Jennifer Vigran CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Helpings (IN) 98.23 four stars
ICA (MN) 89.58 three stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 89.71 three stars
Meals on Wheels of Tampa (FL) 93.57 four stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 91.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Helpings
1121 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
tel: (317) 632-2664
fax: (317) 631-5655
EIN: 35-1484281

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Board Leadership

Ellen Butz
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Vigran
Chief Executive Officer

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