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Martha's Kitchen

Feeding the hungry with dignity

four stars

90.21

311 Willow Street San Jose, CA 95110
tel: (408) 293-6111   Web Site
EIN: 91-2091094

Board Leadership
Ray Flowers
President

CEO
Bill Lee
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.21 four stars
  Financial 93.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Martha's Kitchen is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with its beginnings in the 60's when its founder Louise Benson gave out peanut butter sandwiches and other essentials to the needy from her garage in Willow Glen. When neighbors complained about the lines of poor people in the neighborhood, she moved her ministry to her home parish in 1981. This became for this poor community the parish outreach whose mission is to feed the hungry with dignity, no questions asked. A few years later, it was absorbed by Catholic Charities until 2001 when it incorporated an independent nonprofit organization.

Martha's Kitchen provides hot & cold meals and support to needy persons in the following California counties: Santa Clara, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Merced and San Mateo.

Martha's Kitchen has become a community kitchen supplying prepared meals to different organizations such as schools, homeless shelters, youth centers, rehabilitation centers, etc.

Martha's Kitchen is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with its beginnings in the 60's when its founder Louise Benson gave out peanut butter sandwiches and other essentials to the needy from her garage in Willow Glen. When neighbors complained about the lines of poor people in the neighborhood, she moved her ministry to her home parish in 1981. This became for this poor community the parish outreach whose mission is to feed the hungry with dignity, no questions asked. A few years later, it was absorbed by Catholic Charities until 2001 when it incorporated an independent nonprofit organization.

Martha's Kitchen provides hot & cold meals and support to needy persons in the following California counties: Santa Clara, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Merced and San Mateo.

Martha's Kitchen has become a community kitchen supplying prepared meals to different organizations such as schools, homeless shelters, youth centers, rehabilitation centers, etc.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of meals delivered
428,000
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

93.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
92.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.83
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Martha's Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Martha's Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 90.21 four stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 91.27 four stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 89.79 three stars
ICM Food & Clothing Bank (AZ) 93.98 four stars
making change (CO) 85.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,611,876
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,000
Total Contributions $1,646,876
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,646,876
   Other Revenue $443,038
TOTAL REVENUE $2,089,914
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,714,076
   Administrative Expenses $59,948
   Fundraising Expenses $83,242
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,857,266
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $232,648
   
Net Assets $7,238,627

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
Providing Meals to the Needy $1,714,076 100.0%

Ratings History
Martha's Kitchen has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.21 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.51 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.34 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 92.22 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.01 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2015 84.23 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 75.93 two 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 91-2091094
Name in IRS Master File MARTHAS KITCHEN
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 January, 2001
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,308 7.12% Edita Cruz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 90.21 four stars
Community Cooperative (FL) 90.68 four stars
Community Servings (MA) 94.49 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Wake County (NC) 85.36 three stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 89.71 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Martha's Kitchen
311 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95110
tel: (408) 293-6111
EIN: 91-2091094

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Board Leadership

Ray Flowers
President

CEO

Bill Lee
Executive Director

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