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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, Home Delivery and Weekend Food for Kids
Program Name: Food Bank, Home Delivery and Weekend Food for Kids

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Ballard Food Bank provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.80 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
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 September 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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,450 2.68% Jennifer Muzia Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Ballard Food Bank (WA) 87.09 three stars
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Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four 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