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Human Services : Social Services

Ceres Community Project

Meals that nourish the critically ill and empower teens

three stars

88.00

PO Box 1562 Sebastopol, CA 95473
tel: (707) 829-5833   Web Site
EIN: 26-2250997

Board Leadership
Jim Rottman
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Cathryn Couch
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.00 three stars
  Financial 85.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ceres Community Project creates health for people, communities and the planet through love, healing food and empowering the next generation. We energize communities by linking what we eat and how we care for each other with the health of people and planet.

Ceres Community Project creates health for people, communities and the planet through love, healing food and empowering the next generation. We energize communities by linking what we eat and how we care for each other with the health of people and planet.

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Financial

three stars

85.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ceres Community Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ceres Community Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ceres Community Project (CA) 88.00 three stars
Sustainable Food Center (TX) 91.90 four stars
Food & Friends (DC) 85.13 three stars
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (CA) 91.95 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Wake County (NC) 85.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,633,814
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $205,530
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $182,783
Total Contributions $2,022,127
   Program Service Revenue $321,400
Total Primary Revenue $2,343,527
   Other Revenue $27,323
TOTAL REVENUE $2,370,850
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,790,231
   Administrative Expenses $280,796
   Fundraising Expenses $328,816
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,399,843
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-28,993
   
Net Assets $1,221,538

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
Healing Meals Program $1,512,712 84.5%
Community Education & Outreach $266,034 14.9%
National Affiliate Program $11,485 0.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 88.00 three stars
2018-12 11/01/2019 86.43 three 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 26-2250997
Name in IRS Master File CERES COMMUNITY PROJECT
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
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 July, 2008
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
$110,005 4.58% Cathryn Couch CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ceres Community Project (CA) 88.00 three stars
Fort Bend Senior Meals on Wheels (TX) 92.82 four stars
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) 86.57 three stars
Community Servings (MA) 94.49 four stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 90.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ceres Community Project
PO Box 1562
Sebastopol, CA 95473
tel: (707) 829-5833
EIN: 26-2250997

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Board Leadership

Jim Rottman
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Cathryn Couch
Executive Director

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