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

STEP

Empowering Lives and Restoring Hope

four stars

93.89

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 93.89 four stars
  Financial 94.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) mission is to identify, address and respond to the critical and emergency needs of residents in St. Louis Park. We are the St. Louis Park community food shelf and social service agency. We directly provide food and clothing to residents in need, as well as advocacy, referrals, and build a collaborative relationship. STEP volunteers and professional staff have been empowering lives and restoring hope. Our vision is to be the trusted resource for connecting community members with resources to fulfill their basic needs.

Founded in 1975, The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) mission is to identify, address and respond to the critical and emergency needs of residents in St. Louis Park. We are the St. Louis Park community food shelf and social service agency. We directly provide food and clothing to residents in need, as well as advocacy, referrals, and build a collaborative relationship. STEP volunteers and professional staff have been empowering lives and restoring hope. Our vision is to be the trusted resource for connecting community members with resources to fulfill their basic needs.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Shelf
Program Name: Food Shelf

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
St. Louis Park Emergency Program provides groceries to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$1 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 STEP.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. St. Louis Park Emergency Program 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 St. Louis Park Emergency Program’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

94.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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.

Constituent Voice

Charity Navigator believes collecting feedback from the people an organization serves can make it more effective. That is why we're partnering with GuideStar by Candid to share Constituent Voice information with you. Here's how this organization is listening and learning from its constituents:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Our food program has expanded offerings of culturally important food items in response to direct client feedback
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
STEP (MN) 93.89 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 100.00 four stars
Facing Hunger (WV) 94.81 four stars
Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RI) 91.82 four stars
All Faiths Food Bank (FL) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,064,716
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $170,533
Total Contributions $2,235,249
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,235,249
   Other Revenue $10,332
TOTAL REVENUE $2,245,581
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,004,535
   Administrative Expenses $92,140
   Fundraising Expenses $107,817
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,204,492
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,089
   
Net Assets $1,504,762

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 Program $1,440,203 71.8%
Clothes Closet $308,010 15.4%
Emergency Financial Assistance $92,770 4.6%

Ratings History
STEP has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 93.89 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,157 3.81% Derek Burrows Reise Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
STEP (MN) 93.89 four stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Placer Food Bank (CA) 86.92 three stars
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 97.14 four stars
West Texas Food Bank (TX) 88.46 three 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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