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

North Helpline

Making sure our neighbors have food on the table and a roof over their heads

four stars

100.00

12736 33rd Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98125
tel: (206) 367-3477   Web Site
EIN: 91-1475182

Board Leadership
Patrick Bradshaw
Chair

CEO
Kelly Brown
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

North Helpline was started in 1989 by a small group of volunteers who noticed that many of their neighbors were not able to pay their rent, cover their utility bills and put food on the table because their paychecks didn't stretch that far. These friends began collecting food and financial support to distribute to those most in need in their community. The initial group grew to 600+ volunteers who contribute over 2000 hours of work monthly. North Helpline now provides critical human services to over 1700 clients each week in an effort to reduce the impact of hunger and poverty in the Greater North Seattle Area.

North Helpline was started in 1989 by a small group of volunteers who noticed that many of their neighbors were not able to pay their rent, cover their utility bills and put food on the table because their paychecks didn't stretch that far. These friends began collecting food and financial support to distribute to those most in need in their community. The initial group grew to 600+ volunteers who contribute over 2000 hours of work monthly. North Helpline now provides critical human services to over 1700 clients each week in an effort to reduce the impact of hunger and poverty in the Greater North Seattle Area.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Helpline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by North Helpline on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Helpline (WA) 100.00 four stars
Feeding South Dakota (SD) 94.08 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 94.54 four stars
The Greater Boston Food Bank (MA) 86.16 three stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,615,038
   Federated Campaigns $10,681
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $21,948
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $41,002
Total Contributions $2,688,669
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,688,669
   Other Revenue $17,055
TOTAL REVENUE $2,705,724
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,730,282
   Administrative Expenses $49,521
   Fundraising Expenses $82,335
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,862,138
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-156,414
   
Net Assets $1,832,872

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 Bank $2,660,310 97.4%
Emergency Service $57,452 2.1%
Clinic $12,520 0.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2018 100.00 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 84.44 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 81.31 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 76.94 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 84.20 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 80.25 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 91-1475182
Name in IRS Master File NORTH HELPLINE
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 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, 1994
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$59,167 2.06% Kelly Brown Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
North Helpline (WA) 100.00 four stars
Midwest Food Bank, NFP (IL) 94.69 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.03 four stars
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (WI) 96.55 four stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 97.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

North Helpline
12736 33rd Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125
tel: (206) 367-3477
EIN: 91-1475182

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Board Leadership

Patrick Bradshaw
Chair

CEO

Kelly Brown
Executive Director

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