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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Ballard Food Bank

Neighbors helping neighbors

three stars

87.09

5130 Leary Avenue, NW Seattle, WA 98107
tel: (206) 789-7800   Web Site
EIN: 91-1428805

Board Leadership
Andrew Weber
President

CEO
Jen Muzia
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.09 three stars
  Financial 85.43 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ballard Food Bank's mission is to bring food and hope to our neighbors because there can be enough for everyone. To achieve our mission, we provide access to nutritious foods and services that support self-sufficiency, and we advocate for food equity and justice. We have been a trusted resource in our community for over 30 years. The Ballard Food Bank currently serves over 1,200 individuals a week living in Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne through our grocery-style food bank alone. We reach home-bound individuals through our Home Delivery Program and provide meals for students on the weekend through our Weekend Food For Kids Program. And food is just the first step - we also offer services such as a personal hygiene bar, mail services to clients (an essential detail when looking for employment or housing), and a Community Resource Hub where clients can get emergency financial assistance and referrals to on-site partner agencies so they can get help with their basic needs in one place.

Ballard Food Bank's mission is to bring food and hope to our neighbors because there can be enough for everyone. To achieve our mission, we provide access to nutritious foods and services that support self-sufficiency, and we advocate for food equity and justice. We have been a trusted resource in our community for over 30 years. The Ballard Food Bank currently serves over 1,200 individuals a week living in Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne through our grocery-style food bank alone. We reach home-bound individuals through our Home Delivery Program and provide meals for students on the weekend through our Weekend Food For Kids Program. And food is just the first step - we also offer services such as a personal hygiene bar, mail services to clients (an essential detail when looking for employment or housing), and a Community Resource Hub where clients can get emergency financial assistance and referrals to on-site partner agencies so they can get help with their basic needs in one place.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Ballard Food Bank
Program Activities
Ballard Food Bank provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.80 provides a meal to a person in need.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Ballard Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Ballard Food Bank publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Ballard Food Bank’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of June 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.43

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ballard Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ballard Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 87.09 three stars
Waste Not (AZ) 93.91 four stars
Feed More (VA) 98.09 four stars
Table to Table (NJ) 98.23 four stars
University District Food Bank (WA) 90.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,706,444
   Federated Campaigns $7,828
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $136,673
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $172,439
Total Contributions $4,023,384
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,023,384
   Other Revenue $160,062
TOTAL REVENUE $4,183,446
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,269,408
   Administrative Expenses $133,114
   Fundraising Expenses $264,217
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,666,739
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $516,707
   
Net Assets $4,961,497

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
Food Distribution $3,176,157 97.1%
Client Services $93,251 2.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 87.09 three stars
2017-09 10/01/2018 91.16 four stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 88.57 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 92.01 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 81.41 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 81.52 three stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 77.84 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 91-1428805
Name in IRS Master File BALLARD FOOD BANK
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 March, 1989
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
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,450 2.68% Jennifer Muzia Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 87.09 three stars
Helena Food Share (MT) 91.16 four stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 94.02 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 92.92 four stars
Central California Food Bank (CA) 89.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ballard Food Bank
5130 Leary Avenue, NW
Seattle, WA 98107
tel: (206) 789-7800
EIN: 91-1428805

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Board Leadership

Andrew Weber
President

CEO

Jen Muzia
Executive Director

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