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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA

Food for Education

four stars

91.16

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

Board Leadership
Siva Sivaram
Board Chairman

CEO
Vandana Tilak
CEO & Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 by 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 19,257 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 to 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we served over 110 million meals to individuals and families in need within 9 months.

Akshaya Patra means the unlimited bowl of abundance and sustenance. The organization began its operations in the year 2000 by 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 19,257 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 to 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we served over 110 million meals to individuals and families in need within 9 months.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
90.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 33.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
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.

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 91.16 four stars
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Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WI) 86.44 three stars
Thousand Currents (CA) 94.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,495,123
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,495,123
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,495,123
   Other Revenue $4,085,428
TOTAL REVENUE $7,580,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,846,058
   Administrative Expenses $120,923
   Fundraising Expenses $545,438
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,512,419
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,931,868
   
Net Assets $2,382,085

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 $8,846,058 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 91.16 four stars
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.76 three stars
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
Not compensated -- Vandana Tilak CEO & Director
Other Salaries of Note
$107,557 1.13% Chandani Punia Development Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA (CA) 91.16 four stars
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GlobalGiving (DC) 98.23 four stars
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Givedirectly (NY) 89.13 three 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

Siva Sivaram
Board Chairman

CEO

Vandana Tilak
CEO & Director

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