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Blessings in A Backpack

Feeding the future of America

four stars

94.34

4121 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207
tel: (800) 872-4366   Web Site
EIN: 26-1964620

Board Leadership
Richard Stephens
Chair

CEO
Brooke Wiseman
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.34 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 24.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blessings in A Backpack on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blessings in A Backpack on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blessings in A Backpack (KY) 94.34 four stars
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (TX) 99.73 four stars
The Banquet (SD) 86.51 three stars
LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program (FL) 87.62 three stars
Project Angel Heart (CO) 94.39 four stars

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Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 89,000 children in nearly 1100 schools in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,743,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $581,042
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $143,130
Total Contributions $9,467,630
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,467,630
   Other Revenue $250,745
TOTAL REVENUE $9,718,375
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,030,003
   Administrative Expenses $682,787
   Fundraising Expenses $530,344
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,243,134
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,475,241
   
Net Assets $8,306,072

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
Provide Weekend Nutrition $7,030,003 100.0%

Ratings History
Blessings in A Backpack has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 08/01/2017 94.34 four stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 94.34 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 26-1964620
Name in IRS Master File BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK INC
NTEE Code P60
NTEE Classification Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 December, 2008
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$175,767 2.13% Brooke Wiseman President & CEO

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack is currently feeding over 89,000 children in nearly 1100 schools in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blessings in A Backpack (KY) 94.34 four stars
Food & Friends (DC) 88.80 three stars
ICA (MN) 92.79 four stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 97.02 four stars
Arlington Food Assistance Center (VA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blessings in A Backpack
4121 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207
tel: (800) 872-4366
EIN: 26-1964620

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Board Leadership

Richard Stephens
Chair

CEO

Brooke Wiseman
Chief Executive Officer

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