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Feed the Children

Create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.

93.83

333 North Meridian Avenue P.O. Box 36
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
tel: (800) 627-4556   Web Site
EIN: 73-6108657

Board Leadership
Rick England
Board Chairman

CEO
J.C. Watts, Jr.
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.83
  Financial 92.25
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

92.25

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feed the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feed the Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feed the Children (OK) 93.83
Soles4Souls (TN) 91.16
Amigos for Christ (GA) 92.92
American Nicaraguan Foundation (FL) 91.16
CitiHope International (NY) 86.84

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Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance as well as maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $394,428,255
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,817,049
Total Contributions $396,245,304
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $396,245,304
   Other Revenue $4,322,196
TOTAL REVENUE $400,567,500
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $374,712,181
   Administrative Expenses $12,397,190
   Fundraising Expenses $28,414,514
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $415,523,885
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-14,956,385
   
Net Assets $149,497,510

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, Medical and Child Care $227,673,308 60.8%
Education and Community Development $134,809,833 36.0%
Disaster Relief $12,229,040 3.3%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.83
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.60
2013-06 03/01/2015 84.83
2012-06 12/01/2013 90.67
2011-06 12/20/2012 84.74
2009-06 03/01/2012 92.91
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 06/01/2010 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for Feed The Children in March 2012 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since June 1, 2010) and because the issue that prompted the Donor Advisory has been resolved. Specifically:

  • In December 2010 the Oklahoma attorney general voluntarily dismissed a receivership action that had been pending involving Feed The Children and, by February 2011, it was reported that certain other matters involving Feed the Children had been resolved.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • It had been reported that Feed The Children was the subject of an investigation by the Oklahoma attorney general concerning allegations of governance improprieties. For further information, please see The Oklahoman's news coverage.
  • On February 11, 2011, Feed The Children contacted Charity Navigator and said that "the Oklahoma attorney general's office has stated that Feed The Children is not currently under investigation." In addition, Feed The Children indicated that Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General Julie Bays was available to talk with us regarding this matter.
  • On January 19, 2012 and again on February 16, 2012, we spoke with Ms. Bays who indicated that through December 2010 the Oklahoma attorney general's office was considering placing Feed The Children into receivership. In addition, she indicated that the requirement that Feed The Children submit monthly reports to her office ended in December 2010, that her office has not been investigating Feed the Children since that time, and that Feed the Children voluntarily filed reports with her office periodically for a period after December 2010.
  • It was reported that Feed The Children was being sued by an advertising firm for alleged breach of contract. For further information please see The Oklahoman's news coverage. On February 11, 2011, Feed The Children sent us the following statement: “We are pleased to report that Feed The Children and Cross MediaWorks have come to a mutual agreement. This agreement allows both parties to continue to do business together. We welcome the opportunity to be associated with a company that has a great understanding of the nonprofit sector. This renewed relationship provides exciting possibilities for the future of Feed The Children to expand our mission through increased public exposure.” 
  • It was reported that Larri Sue Jones, daughter of Feed The Children's founders, filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit against the charity and five of its directors. For further information please see The Oklahoman's news coverage.
  • It was reported that Feed The Children was investigating whether Larry Jones used a kickback to pay off a $1 million loan on his house. For further information please see The Oklahoman's news coverage. On February 11, 2011, Feed The Children said that this issue has been resolved and shared this document
  • Feed The Children has bought out Frances Jones's contract so that she's no longer employed at the charity. Frances Jones founded the charity with husband Larry Jones more than 30 years ago. For further information please see The Oklahoman's news coverage.
  • Oklahoma attorney general's review of Feed The Children led to a criminal investigation into possible violations of the law by Larry Jones for activities while he was president of the charity. Please click here to read the news coverage. Ms. Bays (noted in item 1 above) indicated on a call with us on January 9, 2012 that a criminal investigation of “certain former employees” is still underway, however she noted that Feed The Children is not under investigation in this matter.
2008-06 10/01/2009 99.19
2007-06 10/01/2008 85.90
2006-06 03/01/2008 78.71
2005-06 06/01/2006 91.49
2004-06 04/01/2005 91.71
2003-06 07/01/2004 91.41
2001-09 10/15/2002 86.21
2000-09 04/15/2002 88.63

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 73-6108657
Name in IRS Master File FEED THE CHILDREN INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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 May, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011
  • June, 2010

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
$350,231 0.08% Kevin Hagan President, CEO

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance as well as maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feed the Children (OK) 93.83
Assist International (CA) 95.47
Soles4Souls (TN) 91.16
Matter (MN) 94.34
Food For The Poor (FL) 86.36

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feed the Children (OK) 93.83
Food For The Poor (FL) 86.36
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Charity Contact Info

Feed the Children
333 North Meridian Avenue
P.O. Box 36
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
tel: (800) 627-4556
fax: (405) 945-4177
EIN: 73-6108657

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Board Leadership

Rick England
Board Chairman

CEO

J.C. Watts, Jr.
President and CEO


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