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Food Research & Action Center

The premier anti-hunger group in Washington

three stars

88.85

1200 Eighteenth Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 986-2200   Web Site
EIN: 23-7200739

Board Leadership
Judith H. Whittlesey
Chair

CEO
Luis Guardia
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.85 three stars
  Financial 88.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. As Congress Daily has written, FRAC is “the premier anti-hunger group in Washington.” Hunger in the United States is a problem that can be cured. FRAC harnesses the nation's resources on behalf of those who need help to stave off hunger – poor children and their families, seniors, the unemployed, low-income workers, the ill, and homeless persons.

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. As Congress Daily has written, FRAC is “the premier anti-hunger group in Washington.” Hunger in the United States is a problem that can be cured. FRAC harnesses the nation's resources on behalf of those who need help to stave off hunger – poor children and their families, seniors, the unemployed, low-income workers, the ill, and homeless persons.

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Financial

three stars

88.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
91.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Research & Action Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Research & Action Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Research & Action Center (DC) 88.85 three stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (DC) 95.04 four stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 92.22 four stars
SPUR (CA) 89.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,318,367
   Federated Campaigns $58,372
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $142,620
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $177,150
Total Contributions $6,696,509
   Program Service Revenue $543,048
Total Primary Revenue $7,239,557
   Other Revenue $-26,700
TOTAL REVENUE $7,212,857
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,254,850
   Administrative Expenses $418,613
   Fundraising Expenses $720,162
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,393,625
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,180,768
   
Net Assets $4,392,749

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
Child Nutrition $5,537,574 67.1%
Snap/Food Stamp Program $1,143,180 13.8%
Early Childhood Nutrition $541,767 6.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 88.85 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 86.79 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.87 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.32 three stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 92.02 four 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 23-7200739
Name in IRS Master File FOOD RESEARCH & ACTION CENTER INC
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 December, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,811 2.08% James D. Weill President

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Charity Contact Info

Food Research & Action Center
1200 Eighteenth Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 986-2200
fax: (202) 986-2525
EIN: 23-7200739

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Board Leadership

Judith H. Whittlesey
Chair

CEO

Luis Guardia
President

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