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The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA

Food for Education

four stars

95.47

6800 Owensmouth Avenue Suite 230
Canoga Park, CA 91303
tel: (781) 438-3090   Web Site
EIN: 01-0574950

Board Leadership
Gururaj Desh Deshpande
Chair

CEO
Vandana Tilak
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Akshaya Patra means the unlimited bowl of abundance and sustenance. The organization began its operations in the year 2000 with serving 1,500 meals to a small group of local schools. With the vision to eliminate classroom hunger, Akshaya Patra has since scaled to serve over 1.8 million meals to children in 16,856 government schools across 14 States in India daily. Our Mid-day Meal program will reach 5 million children by 2025. In addition to our core mid-day meal program, we also provide breakfast and meals to 114,180 pregnant and lactating mothers and children between 0-5 years of age. We are also scaling up other programs that address non-food related barriers to education. We provide financial relief to over 400 beneficiaries through our scholarship program and make infrastructure investments in our partner schools to create positive learning environments.

Akshaya Patra means the unlimited bowl of abundance and sustenance. The organization began its operations in the year 2000 with serving 1,500 meals to a small group of local schools. With the vision to eliminate classroom hunger, Akshaya Patra has since scaled to serve over 1.8 million meals to children in 16,856 government schools across 14 States in India daily. Our Mid-day Meal program will reach 5 million children by 2025. In addition to our core mid-day meal program, we also provide breakfast and meals to 114,180 pregnant and lactating mothers and children between 0-5 years of age. We are also scaling up other programs that address non-food related barriers to education. We provide financial relief to over 400 beneficiaries through our scholarship program and make infrastructure investments in our partner schools to create positive learning environments.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
400
Number of meals delivered
408,320,000
Number of meals served or provided
408,320,000
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 95.47 four stars
Growing Hope Globally, formerly Foods Resource Bank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Near East Foundation (NY) 92.92 four stars
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Trickle Up (NY) 94.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,140,913
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,140,913
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,140,913
   Other Revenue $3,929,247
TOTAL REVENUE $7,070,160
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,939,539
   Administrative Expenses $149,169
   Fundraising Expenses $460,819
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,549,527
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,520,633
   
Net Assets $4,313,953

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
Fundraising for the Akshaya Patra Foundation $4,939,539 100.0%

Ratings History
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 95.47 four stars
2017-12 09/03/2019 94.75 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 91.05 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 95.19 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.99 four stars
2014-12 12/21/2016 92.28 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 01-0574950
Name in IRS Master File AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION USA
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
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 June, 2004
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
None reported -- Vandana Tilak Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 95.47 four stars
GlobalGiving (DC) 98.23 four stars
Acumen (NY) 96.85 four stars
BRAC USA (NY) 91.16 four stars
dZi Foundation (CO) 94.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA
6800 Owensmouth Avenue
Suite 230
Canoga Park, CA 91303
tel: (781) 438-3090
fax: (781) 481-9155
EIN: 01-0574950

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Board Leadership

Gururaj Desh Deshpande
Chair

CEO

Vandana Tilak
Chief Executive Officer

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