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D.C. Central Kitchen

Combating hunger, creating opportunity

four stars

91.78

425 Second Street, NW. Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 847-0222   Web Site
EIN: 52-1584936

Board Leadership
Sarah Tyree
Chair

CEO
Michael Curtin
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.78 four stars
  Financial 88.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by D.C. Central Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by D.C. Central Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 91.78 four stars
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 93.81 four stars
ICA (MN) 92.79 four stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 92.22 four stars
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 88.22 three stars

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DC Central Kitchen uses food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Since our founding in 1989, DC Central Kitchen has prepared 27 million meals for our low-income neighbors in Washington, DC - but don't mistake us for a soup kitchen.

The 5,000 meals we prepare each day are distributed at little or no cost to 80 homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients.

Most importantly, we're working to shorten DC's line of hungry people by the way we're feeding it. In our main kitchen, we offer a rigorous Culinary Job Training program for unemployed men and women who want to replace homelessness, addiction, and incarceration with new careers and changed lives. Our graduates have averaged a 90% job placement rate during the recession, and we now employ 60 graduates in social enterprises that create living wage jobs, serve healthy food, and earn the majority of our annual revenue.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,895,927
   Federated Campaigns $130,390
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $323,862
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $758,212
Total Contributions $8,108,391
   Program Service Revenue $8,091,849
Total Primary Revenue $16,200,240
   Other Revenue $25,735
TOTAL REVENUE $16,225,975
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,871,651
   Administrative Expenses $1,238,934
   Fundraising Expenses $913,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,024,526
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,201,449
   
Net Assets $4,366,331

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
Community Meals Program and Campus Kitchen Programs $5,552,265 43.1%
Healthy Schools Program $4,898,160 38.1%
Healthy Corners and Fresh Stat Catering $1,242,381 9.7%
Culinary Job Training Program $1,178,845 9.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.78 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 90.40 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 89.39 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 52-1584936
Name in IRS Master File DC CENTRAL KITCHEN 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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 October, 1988
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
  • December, 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
$176,988 1.17% Michael F. Curtin Jr. CEO

DC Central Kitchen uses food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Since our founding in 1989, DC Central Kitchen has prepared 27 million meals for our low-income neighbors in Washington, DC - but don't mistake us for a soup kitchen.

The 5,000 meals we prepare each day are distributed at little or no cost to 80 homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients.

Most importantly, we're working to shorten DC's line of hungry people by the way we're feeding it. In our main kitchen, we offer a rigorous Culinary Job Training program for unemployed men and women who want to replace homelessness, addiction, and incarceration with new careers and changed lives. Our graduates have averaged a 90% job placement rate during the recession, and we now employ 60 graduates in social enterprises that create living wage jobs, serve healthy food, and earn the majority of our annual revenue.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 91.78 four stars
Community Servings (MA) 89.62 three stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 97.02 four stars
New York Common Pantry (NY) 99.53 four stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 92.27 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • D.C. Central Kitchen
  • Campus Kitchens Project (55-0825492)

Charity Contact Info

D.C. Central Kitchen
425 Second Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 847-0222
EIN: 52-1584936

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Board Leadership

Sarah Tyree
Chair

CEO

Michael Curtin
Chief Executive Officer

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