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Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project

Connecting food, health & the environment

two stars

79.39

2140 Chase Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
tel: (916) 363-9685   Web Site
EIN: 20-0774693

Board Leadership
Kurt Spataro
President

CEO
Shawn Harrison & Janet Whalen Zeller
Founders, Co-Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.39 two stars
  Financial 86.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2004, our mission is to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship. Beyond producing healthy, certified organic produce for our 80 CSA members and local stores, restaurants, and farm stands, Soil Born Farms has also developed several innovative education and food access programs in partnership with area schools and agencies.

Founded in 2004, our mission is to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship. Beyond producing healthy, certified organic produce for our 80 CSA members and local stores, restaurants, and farm stands, Soil Born Farms has also developed several innovative education and food access programs in partnership with area schools and agencies.

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Financial

three stars

86.84

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project (CA) 79.39 two stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.76 four stars
The Farm School (MA) 86.20 three stars
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.26 three stars
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 88.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,435,891
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $17,237
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,453,128
   Program Service Revenue $340,009
Total Primary Revenue $1,793,137
   Other Revenue $38,054
TOTAL REVENUE $1,831,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,379,004
   Administrative Expenses $266,988
   Fundraising Expenses $109,779
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,755,771
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $75,420
   
Net Assets $580,846

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
Urban Farming and Food Access $886,591 64.3%
Education $492,413 35.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 10/01/2019 79.39 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 79.87 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 78.78 two stars
2014-12 02/01/2017 78.06 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.06 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 79.86 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.22 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 78.77 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 20-0774693
Name in IRS Master File SOIL BORN FARM URBAN AGRICULTURE PROJECT
NTEE Code J22
NTEE Classification Vocational Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
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 December, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,496 4.92% Richard Shawn Harrison Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$86,496 4.92% Janet Zeller Co-Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project (CA) 79.39 two stars
Growing Home (IL) 88.93 three stars
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.26 three stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.76 four stars
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 88.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project
2140 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
tel: (916) 363-9685
fax: (916) 363-9686
EIN: 20-0774693

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 661175
Sacramento, CA 95866

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Board Leadership

Kurt Spataro
President

CEO

Shawn Harrison & Janet Whalen Zeller
Founders, Co-Directors

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