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Human Services : Social Services

Kids' Food Basket

Attacking Childhood Hunger

three stars

89.75

1300 Plymouth Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505
tel: (616) 235-4532   Web Site
EIN: 04-3760991

Board Leadership
Keith Rothstein
President

CEO
Bridget Clark Whitney
Founding Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.75 three stars
  Financial 87.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Kids' Food Basket is a force for "Attacking Childhood Hunger." Our mission is to ensure children in our community do not go to bed hungry. We began over ten years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 6,000 kids each day in greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal, nutrition that's critical to the development of kids' brains and bodies.

Kids' Food Basket is a force for "Attacking Childhood Hunger." Our mission is to ensure children in our community do not go to bed hungry. We began over ten years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 6,000 kids each day in greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal, nutrition that's critical to the development of kids' brains and bodies.

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Financial

three stars

87.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.74
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kids' Food Basket on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kids' Food Basket on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 89.75 three stars
Valley Outreach (MN) 90.90 four stars
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego (CA) 91.25 four stars
Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County (SC) 89.37 three stars
Meals on Wheels San Antonio (TX) 89.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,708,372
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $159,034
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $850,000
Total Contributions $5,717,406
   Program Service Revenue $6,013
Total Primary Revenue $5,723,419
   Other Revenue $188,726
TOTAL REVENUE $5,912,145
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,067,981
   Administrative Expenses $500,559
   Fundraising Expenses $573,059
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,141,599
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,770,546
   
Net Assets $10,557,741

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
Sack Suppers $2,659,167 86.7%
Urban Growing and Experiential Learning $227,721 7.4%
Kids Helping Kids $181,093 5.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 89.75 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.18 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 90.38 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 89.35 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 89.75 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.72 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 91.51 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 91.61 four 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 04-3760991
Name in IRS Master File KIDS FOOD BASKET
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 May, 2007
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
$125,405 3.02% Bridget Clark Whitney Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 89.75 three stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 90.21 four stars
Project Angel Food (CA) 93.81 four stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 91.27 four stars
Food Pantries of the Capital District (NY) 85.55 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kids' Food Basket
1300 Plymouth Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
tel: (616) 235-4532
fax: (616) 454-9387
EIN: 04-3760991

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Board Leadership

Keith Rothstein
President

CEO

Bridget Clark Whitney
Founding Chief Executive Officer

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