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

STEP

Empowering Lives and Restoring Hope

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four stars

90.68

6812 West Lake Street St. Louis Park, MN 55426
tel: (952) 925-4899   Web Site
EIN: 51-0188692

Board Leadership
Jennifer Ortale
Board Chair

CEO
Derek Burrows Reise
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.68 four stars
  Financial 86.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) strengthens the community by responding to the basic emergency needs of individuals and families in St. Louis Park. STEP is a community-wide resource which serves the basic needs of more than 1,600 people each month. STEP is more than just a food shelf; it provides a full-service resource for people in need and helps people by providing advocacy, referrals, and going the extra mile to serve those who are most vulnerable in our community.

Founded in 1975, The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) strengthens the community by responding to the basic emergency needs of individuals and families in St. Louis Park. STEP is a community-wide resource which serves the basic needs of more than 1,600 people each month. STEP is more than just a food shelf; it provides a full-service resource for people in need and helps people by providing advocacy, referrals, and going the extra mile to serve those who are most vulnerable in our community.

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Financial

three stars

86.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
90.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by STEP on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by STEP on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
STEP (MN) 90.68 four stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.66 four stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 91.82 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 94.77 four stars
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (CA) 88.81 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,865,010
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $68,170
Total Contributions $1,933,180
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,933,180
   Other Revenue $7,163
TOTAL REVENUE $1,940,343
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,874,532
   Administrative Expenses $105,094
   Fundraising Expenses $61,741
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,041,367
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-101,024
   
Net Assets $1,453,501

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 Shelf $1,442,938 77.0%
Clothes Closet $230,701 12.3%
Emergency Financial Assistance $70,341 3.8%

Ratings History
STEP 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 90.68 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.26 four stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 93.36 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 87.24 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.65 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.71 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.27 three 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 51-0188692
Name in IRS Master File ST LOUIS PARK EMERGENCY PROGRAM INC
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 (569) Referral service (social agencies)
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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 November, 1977
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
$88,850 4.35% Derek Burrows Reise Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
STEP (MN) 90.68 four stars
Fulfill (NJ) 96.46 four stars
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. (OH) 92.92 four stars
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 90.96 four stars
God's Pantry Food Bank (KY) 94.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

STEP
6812 West Lake Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
tel: (952) 925-4899
fax: (952) 925-5161
EIN: 51-0188692

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Ortale
Board Chair

CEO

Derek Burrows Reise
Executive Director

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