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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Metro Caring

Ending hunger at its root.

four stars

91.45

1100 East 18th Avenue Denver, CO 80218
tel: (303) 860-7200   Web Site
EIN: 84-6116951

Board Leadership
Deborah Price
President

CEO
Teva Sienicki
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Metro Caring, we're meeting people's immediate food needs while sustainably addressing the root cause of hunger: poverty. We provide nutritious groceries to our hungry neighbors, and also offer comprehensive, wrap-around anti-hunger programming so that families can break the cycle of poverty. Metro Caring is a welcoming, dignified, health-focused organization, open to everyone in the Denver metro area. We offer innovative programming in Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes, ID Procurement and Utilities Assistance, and Seeds for Success job-readiness coaching and training.

At Metro Caring, we're meeting people's immediate food needs while sustainably addressing the root cause of hunger: poverty. We provide nutritious groceries to our hungry neighbors, and also offer comprehensive, wrap-around anti-hunger programming so that families can break the cycle of poverty. Metro Caring is a welcoming, dignified, health-focused organization, open to everyone in the Denver metro area. We offer innovative programming in Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes, ID Procurement and Utilities Assistance, and Seeds for Success job-readiness coaching and training.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
92.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 15.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metro Caring on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Metro Caring on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metro Caring (CO) 91.45 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 91.98 four stars
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 96.46 four stars
Chattanooga Area Food Bank (TN) 90.39 four stars
United Food Bank (AZ) 87.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,676,827
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $92,704
   Related Organizations $50,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,819,531
   Program Service Revenue $286,743
Total Primary Revenue $10,106,274
   Other Revenue $79,156
TOTAL REVENUE $10,185,430
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,106,622
   Administrative Expenses $532,132
   Fundraising Expenses $416,902
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,055,656
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $129,774
   
Net Assets $6,375,805

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
Food Access $8,259,738 90.7%
ID Procurement $449,600 4.9%
Utilities Assistance $397,284 4.4%

Ratings History
Metro Caring has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 07/01/2020 91.45 four stars
2018-03 09/03/2019 94.07 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 84-6116951
Name in IRS Master File METRO CARING
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (569) Referral service (social agencies)
(408) Community service organization
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 April, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,759 1.33% Teva Sienicki Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Metro Caring (CO) 91.45 four stars
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 91.06 four stars
South Plains Food Bank (TX) 92.59 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 96.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Metro Caring
1100 East 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
tel: (303) 860-7200
EIN: 84-6116951

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Board Leadership

Deborah Price
President

CEO

Teva Sienicki
President, CEO

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