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Blessings in A Backpack

Feeding the future of America

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four stars

92.20

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 92.20 four stars
  Financial 99.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of meals served or provided
21,204,000
Number of Children participating in the Blessings in a Backpack program
93,000
This impact information is current as of July 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

99.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
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) 92.20 four stars
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 96.42 four stars
Community Cooperative (FL) 90.68 four stars
ICA (MN) 87.76 three stars
Meals On Wheels America (VA) 94.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,325,520
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $726,608
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $284,917
Total Contributions $10,337,045
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,337,045
   Other Revenue $253,721
TOTAL REVENUE $10,590,766
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,736,426
   Administrative Expenses $1,188,064
   Fundraising Expenses $617,159
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,541,649
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,049,117
   
Net Assets $9,367,248

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 $7,736,426 100.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 92.20 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 94.33 four stars
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,220 2.09% Brooke Wiseman President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blessings in A Backpack (KY) 92.20 four stars
Waste Not (AZ) 94.69 four stars
Neighbor to Neighbor (CT) 96.80 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Wake County (NC) 85.36 three stars
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels (CA) 86.11 three 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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