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Kids' Food Basket

Attacking Childhood Hunger

four stars

92.18

2055 Oak Industrial Drive Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
tel: (616) 235-4532   Web Site
EIN: 04-3760991

Board Leadership
Brian Kraus
President

CEO
Bridget Clark Whitney
Founding Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.18 four stars
  Financial 91.45 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

four stars

91.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
72.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.43
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
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) 92.18 four stars
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes (CA) 96.86 four stars
Food & Friends (DC) 88.01 three stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 90.21 four stars
ICM Food & Clothing Bank (AZ) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,262,516
   Federated Campaigns $10,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $224,212
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,496,728
   Program Service Revenue $14,544
Total Primary Revenue $6,511,272
   Other Revenue $74,197
TOTAL REVENUE $6,585,469
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,854,809
   Administrative Expenses $371,642
   Fundraising Expenses $552,505
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,778,956
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,806,513
   
Net Assets $8,787,195

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 $2,537,824 88.9%
Kids Helping Kids $172,559 6.0%
Urban Growing and Experiential Learning $144,426 5.1%

Ratings History
Kids' Food Basket has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$117,685 3.11% Bridget Clark Whitney Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 92.18 four stars
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 94.84 four stars
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (TX) 98.23 four stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 86.96 three stars
Elijah's Promise (NJ) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kids' Food Basket
2055 Oak Industrial Drive
Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
tel: (616) 235-4532
fax: (616) 454-9387
EIN: 04-3760991

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Board Leadership

Brian Kraus
President

CEO

Bridget Clark Whitney
Founding Chief Executive Officer

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