Human Services : Social Services

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.

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,308 7.12% Edita Cruz Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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