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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Akshaya Patra USA

Unlimited Food for Education

four stars

91.99

92 Montvale Avenue Suite 2500
Stoneham, MA 02180
tel: (781) 438-3090   Web Site
EIN: 01-0574950

Board Leadership
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande
Chair

CEO
Emily Rosenbaum
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.99 four stars
  Financial 91.10 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

91.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Akshaya Patra USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Akshaya Patra USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 four stars
KickStart International (CA) 87.62 three stars
World Neighbors (OK) 91.74 four stars
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.64 four stars
Water Mission (SC) 92.06 four stars

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Akshaya Patra USA supports the mission of Akshaya Patra by raising funds and awareness for the school meal program. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a secular non-profit organization in a public private partnership with the Indian government, which implements the world's largest NGO managed mid-day meal program. Akshaya Patra began as a pilot program feeding 1,500 children daily in five schools. Driven by the vision of its founders and Board members, today Akshaya Patra feeds more than 1.5 million in over 11,501 government schools in 10 states from 22 centralized and 2 de-centralized kitchen locations. Akshaya Patra employs 5800 employees to prepare and distribute the meals every day. We have set an aggressive goal of serving 5 million children by 2020.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,363,133
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,363,133
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,363,133
   Other Revenue $1,226,032
TOTAL REVENUE $3,589,165
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,152,545
   Administrative Expenses $148,639
   Fundraising Expenses $328,883
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,630,067
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-40,902
   
Net Assets $1,717,799

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 $3,152,545 100.0%

Ratings History
Akshaya Patra USA has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 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
$144,428 3.97% Emily Rosenbaum Chief Executive Officer

Akshaya Patra USA supports the mission of Akshaya Patra by raising funds and awareness for the school meal program. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a secular non-profit organization in a public private partnership with the Indian government, which implements the world's largest NGO managed mid-day meal program. Akshaya Patra began as a pilot program feeding 1,500 children daily in five schools. Driven by the vision of its founders and Board members, today Akshaya Patra feeds more than 1.5 million in over 11,501 government schools in 10 states from 22 centralized and 2 de-centralized kitchen locations. Akshaya Patra employs 5800 employees to prepare and distribute the meals every day. We have set an aggressive goal of serving 5 million children by 2020.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 four stars
Living Water International (TX) 88.31 three stars
Acumen (NY) 96.49 four stars
Sustainable Harvest International (ME) 87.47 three stars
Endeavor (NY) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Akshaya Patra USA
92 Montvale Avenue
Suite 2500
Stoneham, MA 02180
tel: (781) 438-3090
fax: (781) 481-9155
EIN: 01-0574950

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Board Leadership

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande
Chair

CEO

Emily Rosenbaum
Chief Executive Officer

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