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

West Seattle Food Bank

Providing food security and community connections to our neighbors in need.

four stars

95.47

3419 Southwest Morgan Street Seattle, WA 98126
tel: (206) 932-9023   Web Site
EIN: 91-1464412

Board Leadership
David Weld
President

CEO
Fran Yeatts
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1988, West Seattle Food Bank's (WSFB) mission is to provide food security and community connections to our neighbors in need. WSFB distributes food, baby food, baby supplies, books and other items to low-income residents of West Seattle. The WSFB has many partners assisting to secure food that will meet the special dietary needs and cultural preferences of the diverse population we serve. WSFB also collaborates to offer food distributions at other non-profit agencies in the area.

Founded in 1988, West Seattle Food Bank's (WSFB) mission is to provide food security and community connections to our neighbors in need. WSFB distributes food, baby food, baby supplies, books and other items to low-income residents of West Seattle. The WSFB has many partners assisting to secure food that will meet the special dietary needs and cultural preferences of the diverse population we serve. WSFB also collaborates to offer food distributions at other non-profit agencies in the area.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank, Home Delivery, Mobile Food Bank and Backpack Program
Program Name: Food Bank, Home Delivery, Mobile Food Bank and Backpack Program

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
West Seattle Food Bank provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$0.70 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 West Seattle Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. West Seattle 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 West Seattle 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.80
  Program Expenses Growth 8.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Seattle Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by West Seattle Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Seattle Food Bank (WA) 95.47 four stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 91.18 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.61 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 91.98 four stars
River City Food Bank (CA) 89.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,556,049
   Federated Campaigns $9,894
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $172,529
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $236,551
Total Contributions $3,975,023
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,975,023
   Other Revenue $37,759
TOTAL REVENUE $4,012,782
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,853,921
   Administrative Expenses $80,672
   Fundraising Expenses $150,775
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,085,368
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-72,586
   
Net Assets $2,991,743

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 $3,853,921 100.0%

Ratings History
West Seattle Food Bank has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 95.47 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.58 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 85.58 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 88.58 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 89.04 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.88 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 91.86 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 91-1464412
Name in IRS Master File WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 June, 1990
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,340 1.96% Fran Yeatts Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
West Seattle Food Bank (WA) 95.47 four stars
West Suburban Community Pantry (IL) 88.09 three stars
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 95.11 four stars
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod (MA) 88.52 three stars
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

West Seattle Food Bank
3419 Southwest Morgan Street
Seattle, WA 98126
tel: (206) 932-9023
EIN: 91-1464412

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Board Leadership

David Weld
President

CEO

Fran Yeatts
Executive Director

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