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D.C. Central Kitchen

Combating hunger, creating opportunity

three stars

89.39

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 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 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

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.7%
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) 89.39 three stars
LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program (FL) 87.62 three stars
Kids' Food Basket (MI) 89.75 three stars
Help From People to People (NY) 92.09 four stars
ICA (MN) 88.81 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 $5,261,641
   Federated Campaigns $197,628
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $665,272
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $396,788
Total Contributions $6,521,329
   Program Service Revenue $7,483,389
Total Primary Revenue $14,004,718
   Other Revenue $-43,027
TOTAL REVENUE $13,961,691
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,411,546
   Administrative Expenses $1,114,062
   Fundraising Expenses $845,973
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,371,581
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-409,890
   
Net Assets $3,136,105

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 $5,489,117 44.2%
Healthy Schools Program $4,704,176 37.9%
Culinary Job Training Program $1,298,489 10.5%
Healthy Corners and Fresh Stat Catering $1,119,764 9.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$181,945 1.26% 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) 89.39 three stars
Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte (NC) 91.09 four stars
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (TX) 99.73 four stars
Farm Aid (MA) 91.07 four stars
Food Outreach (MO) 87.45 three 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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