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Sustainable Food Center

Grow Share Prepare

four stars

92.21

2921 East Seventeenth Street Building C
Austin, TX 78702
tel: (512) 236-0074   Web Site
EIN: 74-2441468

Board Leadership
Ralph Hasson
Chair

CEO
Ronda Rutledge
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.21 four stars
  Financial 99.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1993, Sustainable Food Center (SFC) cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food. From seed to table, SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.

Founded in 1993, Sustainable Food Center (SFC) cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food. From seed to table, SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment.

Financial

four stars

99.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.56
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sustainable Food Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sustainable Food Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 92.21 four stars
Food & Friends (DC) 88.80 three stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 92.92 four stars
Food For Thought (CA) 91.10 four stars
Community Cooperative (FL) 85.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,119,805
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $139,930
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $310,603
Total Contributions $2,570,338
   Program Service Revenue $277,798
Total Primary Revenue $2,848,136
   Other Revenue $93,218
TOTAL REVENUE $2,941,354
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,817,883
   Administrative Expenses $219,708
   Fundraising Expenses $153,465
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,191,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $750,298
   
Net Assets $5,213,100

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
Farm Direct $1,069,994 58.9%
The Happy Kitchen $393,006 21.6%
Grow Local $354,883 19.5%

Ratings History
Sustainable Food Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 92.21 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.83 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.15 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 89.54 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 74-2441468
Name in IRS Master File SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER 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 (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 February, 1987
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$97,500 4.44% Ronda Rutledge Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 92.21 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Tampa (FL) 95.26 four stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 97.02 four stars
Meals on Wheels Central Texas (TX) 90.34 four stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 85.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Sustainable Food Center
2921 East Seventeenth Street
Building C
Austin, TX 78702
tel: (512) 236-0074
fax: (512) 236-0098
EIN: 74-2441468

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Board Leadership

Ralph Hasson
Chair

CEO

Ronda Rutledge
Executive Director

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