Human Services : Social Services

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,321 3.80% Ronda Rutledge Executive Director

Mission

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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Sustainable Food Center (TX) 91.90 four stars
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Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 96.26 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