Disable all preview features

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

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Our Food Bank serves more than 700 member agencies in six Northeast Ohio counties

four stars

92.38

15500 South Waterloo Road Cleveland, OH 44110
tel: (216) 738-2265   Web Site
EIN: 34-1292848

Board Leadership
Felton Thomas
Board Chair

CEO
Kristin Warzocha
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.38 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1979, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes food and grocery products to more than 450 social service agencies that feed the needy in the Northeast Ohio area. The Food Bank provides food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. The Food Bank uses the Ohio Benefit Bank software to enroll low income clients in the public benefits they are eligible for including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Clients can call the Food Bank's Help Center for assistance or meet with our outreach workers in the community. In FY2014, the Food Bank distributed 40.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 45.5 million meals for individuals in need in our community.

Founded in 1979, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes food and grocery products to more than 450 social service agencies that feed the needy in the Northeast Ohio area. The Food Bank provides food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. The Food Bank uses the Ohio Benefit Bank software to enroll low income clients in the public benefits they are eligible for including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Clients can call the Food Bank's Help Center for assistance or meet with our outreach workers in the community. In FY2014, the Food Bank distributed 40.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 45.5 million meals for individuals in need in our community.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
95.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 16.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Cleveland Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Cleveland Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 92.38 four stars
FeedMore (VA) 96.42 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 90.76 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 100.00 four stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 91.06 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,787,590
   Federated Campaigns $79,240
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $301,300
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $27,609,634
Total Contributions $75,777,764
   Program Service Revenue $5,300,472
Total Primary Revenue $81,078,236
   Other Revenue $600,680
TOTAL REVENUE $81,678,916
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $79,247,974
   Administrative Expenses $1,210,386
   Fundraising Expenses $2,361,882
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $82,820,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,141,326
   
Net Assets $17,954,618

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 Bank $79,247,974 100.0%

Ratings History
Greater Cleveland Food Bank has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 92.38 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.67 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 91.80 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 89.39 three stars
2012-09 09/04/2013 95.51 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 92.61 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 92.61 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 93.73 four stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 85.19 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 89.79 three stars
2006-09 04/01/2008 80.18 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 90.36 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 99.44 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 97.15 four stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 95.96 four stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 92.82 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 34-1292848
Name in IRS Master File GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 January, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,796 0.19% Kristin Warzocha President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 92.38 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 95.58 four stars
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 93.53 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana Inc. (LA) 93.87 four stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 90.63 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
15500 South Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110
tel: (216) 738-2265
fax: (216) 738-1604
EIN: 34-1292848

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Felton Thomas
Board Chair

CEO

Kristin Warzocha
President & CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.