Disable all preview features

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

Helena Food Share

Creating a Hunger Free Community.

four stars

91.55

PO Box 943 Helena, MT 59624
tel: (406) 443-3663   Web Site
EIN: 36-3507623

Board Leadership
Julia Gustafson
Chair

CEO
Bruce Day
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.55 four stars
  Financial 88.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Helena Food Share serves our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area. We provide emergency food assistance to a broad spectrum of individuals and families in Helena who are experiencing the difficulties of today's economic realities.

Helena Food Share serves our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area. We provide emergency food assistance to a broad spectrum of individuals and families in Helena who are experiencing the difficulties of today's economic realities.

Impact Information

Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving, to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided impact information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the impact information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

three stars

88.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
90.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth 7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helena Food Share on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Helena Food Share on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helena Food Share (MT) 91.55 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 97.24 four stars
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (PA) 98.23 four stars
Three Square (NV) 97.23 four stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 89.82 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,101,511
   Federated Campaigns $50,344
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $89,136
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,158
Total Contributions $3,255,149
   Program Service Revenue $4,727
Total Primary Revenue $3,259,876
   Other Revenue $-5,743
TOTAL REVENUE $3,254,133
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,879,920
   Administrative Expenses $134,018
   Fundraising Expenses $191,078
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,205,016
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $49,117
   
Net Assets $824,909

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 $2,879,920 100.0%

Ratings History
Helena Food Share has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 04/01/2018 91.55 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 92.12 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 89.30 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 91.56 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 86.69 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 93.01 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 89.18 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 36-3507623
Name in IRS Master File HELENA FOOD SHARE INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 May, 1987
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, 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
$65,750 2.05% Bruce Day Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Helena Food Share (MT) 91.55 four stars
Golden Harvest Food Bank (GA) 89.98 three stars
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (GA) 87.41 three stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 99.10 four stars
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 88.03 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Helena Food Share
PO Box 943
Helena, MT 59624
tel: (406) 443-3663
EIN: 36-3507623

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Julia Gustafson
Chair

CEO

Bruce Day
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.