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Sustainable Food Center

Grow Share Prepare

four stars

91.90

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

Board Leadership
Laura Estes
Chair

CEO
Ronda Rutledge
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.90 four stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

96.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.86
  Program Expenses Growth 12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.0%
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) 91.90 four stars
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 93.84 four stars
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (CA) 91.95 four stars
Tri Lakes Cares (CO) 85.49 three stars
New York Common Pantry (NY) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,569,906
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,484
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $446,658
Total Contributions $2,075,048
   Program Service Revenue $293,276
Total Primary Revenue $2,368,324
   Other Revenue $209,040
TOTAL REVENUE $2,577,364
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,287,766
   Administrative Expenses $274,330
   Fundraising Expenses $207,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,769,915
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-192,551
   
Net Assets $4,524,920

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 $873,355 38.2%
Food Access $587,795 25.7%
Grow Local $448,434 19.6%
The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre $378,182 16.5%

Ratings History
Sustainable Food Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.90 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.45 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,321 3.80% Ronda Rutledge Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 91.90 four stars
Neighbor to Neighbor (CT) 96.80 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Wake County (NC) 85.36 three stars
ICM Food & Clothing Bank (AZ) 93.98 four stars
New York Common Pantry (NY) 96.46 four 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

Laura Estes
Chair

CEO

Ronda Rutledge
Executive Director

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