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D.C. Central Kitchen

Combating hunger, creating opportunity

four stars

92.92

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 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

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.

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.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of participants who gain employment
86
Average hourly wage of clients who became employed after job skills training
13
Number of jobs created and maintained
78
Total pounds of food rescued
650,000
Number of meals served or provided
3,500,000
Additional revenue and wages generated attributable to the organization's efforts
7,000,000
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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.4%
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) 92.92 four stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 90.39 four stars
ICA (MN) 92.79 four stars
making change (CO) 89.58 three stars
Neighbor to Neighbor (CT) 94.44 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,217,862
   Federated Campaigns $175,241
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $692,960
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $754,177
Total Contributions $7,840,240
   Program Service Revenue $9,187,927
Total Primary Revenue $17,028,167
   Other Revenue $199,819
TOTAL REVENUE $17,227,986
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,456,063
   Administrative Expenses $1,291,835
   Fundraising Expenses $929,496
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,677,394
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $550,592
   
Net Assets $5,022,621

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 $5,744,236 39.7%
Healthy Schools Program $6,635,271 45.9%
Healthy Corner $867,798 6.0%
Culinary Job Training Program $1,208,758 8.4%

Ratings History
D.C. Central Kitchen has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 92.92 four stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,802 1.08% Michael F. Curtin Jr. CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 92.92 four stars
Community Servings (MA) 89.62 three stars
Elijah's Promise (NJ) 91.55 four stars
Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego (CA) 90.92 four stars
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) 91.42 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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