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

Food Bank of the Rockies

Fighting hunger. Feeding hope.

four stars

91.91

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

Board Leadership
Patricia (Novosel) Person
Board Chair

CEO
Erin Pulling
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.91 four stars
  Financial 88.57 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Bank of the Rockies ignites the power of community to nourish people facing hunger. Founded in 1978, our organization provides food and essentials to people in need across 30 counties in northern Colorado an the entire state of Wyoming. In collaboration with our community, including nearly 700 hunger relief partners, we work together to ensure more than half a million people in our service area struggling with food insecurity have access to nutritious food.

Food Bank of the Rockies ignites the power of community to nourish people facing hunger. Founded in 1978, our organization provides food and essentials to people in need across 30 counties in northern Colorado an the entire state of Wyoming. In collaboration with our community, including nearly 700 hunger relief partners, we work together to ensure more than half a million people in our service area struggling with food insecurity have access to nutritious food.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Partner Agencies, TEFAP Helps Families, Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and CSFP Food Boxes for Seniors
Program Name: Partner Agencies, TEFAP Helps Families, Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and CSFP Food Boxes for Seniors

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Food Bank of the Rockies primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Food Bank of the Rockies.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Food Bank of the Rockies publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Food Bank of the Rockies’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
96.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
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) 91.91 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (NC) 85.94 three stars
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 91.93 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 92.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $90,579,888
   Federated Campaigns $185,090
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $330,453
   Related Organizations $130,000
   Government Grants $10,923,715
Total Contributions $102,149,146
   Program Service Revenue $6,277,101
Total Primary Revenue $108,426,247
   Other Revenue $305,908
TOTAL REVENUE $108,732,155
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $103,990,949
   Administrative Expenses $1,842,688
   Fundraising Expenses $1,889,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $107,723,618
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,008,537
   
Net Assets $23,289,176

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 $38,120,941 36.7%
Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope $31,117,965 29.9%
Provide Food for the Sick $14,548,011 14.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank of the Rockies has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 91.91 four stars
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Erin Pulling Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$153,190 0.14% Kevin Seggelke Former President & CEO
Not compensated -- Michelle Barnes Interim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 91.91 four stars
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 95.47 four stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 91.06 four stars
Foodshare (CT) 90.90 four stars
River Bend Foodbank (IA) 98.23 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

Patricia (Novosel) Person
Board Chair

CEO

Erin Pulling
President & CEO

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