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

Food Bank of the Rockies

Fighting hunger. Feeding hope.

four stars

93.52

10700 E 45th Ave Denver, CO 80239
tel: (877) 460-8504   Web Site
EIN: 84-0772672

Board Leadership
Douglas Wilhelm
Board Chair

CEO
Erin Pulling
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.52 four stars
  Financial 90.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) was founded in 1978 and known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900 square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected food from nearby Safeway stores and distributed it to one needy agency. Today, the Food Bank has extended its reach across northern Colorado and into Wyoming, providing food supplies to more than 600 hunger relief programs. Last year, we distributed nearly 60 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 134,000 meals each day to children, seniors and families in need.

Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) was founded in 1978 and known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900 square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected food from nearby Safeway stores and distributed it to one needy agency. Today, the Food Bank has extended its reach across northern Colorado and into Wyoming, providing food supplies to more than 600 hunger relief programs. Last year, we distributed nearly 60 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 134,000 meals each day to children, seniors and families in need.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of volunteers
23,047
Number of overall donors
25,146
Number of new donors
5,943
Average number of dollars received per donor
617
This impact information is current as of September 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

90.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
96.8%
  Administrative Expenses 1.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of the Rockies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank of the Rockies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 93.52 four stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 86.52 three stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 97.17 four stars
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (TX) 97.17 four stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 86.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $90,501,954
   Federated Campaigns $243,517
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $300,277
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,552,086
Total Contributions $98,597,834
   Program Service Revenue $6,375,472
Total Primary Revenue $104,973,306
   Other Revenue $-12,937
TOTAL REVENUE $104,960,369
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $102,516,299
   Administrative Expenses $1,630,482
   Fundraising Expenses $1,858,350
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $106,005,131
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,044,762
   
Net Assets $22,280,639

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
Grocery Rescue Program $37,793,250 36.9%
Fighting Hunger $28,395,450 27.7%
Provide Food for the Sick $16,777,173 16.4%

Ratings History
Food Bank of the Rockies has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 93.52 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 96.66 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 93.98 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 96.54 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 97.86 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 99.71 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 99.73 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 99.73 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 99.62 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 95.84 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 82.29 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 93.39 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 89.59 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 92.08 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 86.51 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 78.25 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 76.67 two 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 84-0772672
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 October, 1984
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Michelle Barnes Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$201,131 0.18% Kevin Seggelke Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 93.52 four stars
Food Bank of Siouxland (IA) 93.92 four stars
Heartland Hope Mission (NE) 93.91 four stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 92.61 four stars
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank of the Rockies
10700 E 45th Ave
Denver, CO 80239
tel: (877) 460-8504
fax: (303) 375-5877
EIN: 84-0772672

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 151560
Lakewood, CO 80215

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Board Leadership

Douglas Wilhelm
Board Chair

CEO

Erin Pulling
President & CEO

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