International : Development and Relief Services

Food for the Hungry

Ending Poverty, Together

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four stars

90.18

1224 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85034
tel: (800) 248-6437   Web Site
EIN: 95-2680390

Board Leadership
Larry Jones
Chairman

CEO
Ed Hatch
Interim CEO/COO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.18 four stars
  Financial 86.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian organization ending all forms of human poverty by providing life-changing development programs, disaster relief, and advocacy. Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has been going into the world's hardest places with an exit strategy: to respond to human suffering and graduate communities of extreme poverty into self-sustainability, all within a decade. By creating context-specific solutions in education, agriculture, health, livelihood, clean water, and disaster risk reduction, the nonprofit focuses on transformational development, investing in children as the key to lift entire communities out of poverty. With 98% of staff working in their country of origin, Food for the Hungry works side-by-side with local leaders, churches, and families to implement innovative solutions. The organization currently serves more than 14 million people in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information, follow @food4thehungry or visit www.fh.org.

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian organization ending all forms of human poverty by providing life-changing development programs, disaster relief, and advocacy. Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has been going into the world's hardest places with an exit strategy: to respond to human suffering and graduate communities of extreme poverty into self-sustainability, all within a decade. By creating context-specific solutions in education, agriculture, health, livelihood, clean water, and disaster risk reduction, the nonprofit focuses on transformational development, investing in children as the key to lift entire communities out of poverty. With 98% of staff working in their country of origin, Food for the Hungry works side-by-side with local leaders, churches, and families to implement innovative solutions. The organization currently serves more than 14 million people in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information, follow @food4thehungry or visit www.fh.org.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total global development beneficiaries
3,089,290
Number of communities served
3,176
Number of disaster events responded to
17
Number of sponsored children
134,369
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

three stars

86.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food for the Hungry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food for the Hungry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $72,744,761
   Federated Campaigns $170,419
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $337,978
   Government Grants $52,568,540
Total Contributions $125,821,698
   Program Service Revenue $76,024
Total Primary Revenue $125,897,722
   Other Revenue $38,872
TOTAL REVENUE $125,936,594
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $97,225,802
   Administrative Expenses $6,606,978
   Fundraising Expenses $19,655,790
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $123,488,570
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,448,024
   
Net Assets $14,368,107

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$224,439 0.18% Gary Edmonds Chief Executive Officer

Mission

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian organization ending all forms of human poverty by providing life-changing development programs, disaster relief, and advocacy. Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has been going into the world's hardest places with an exit strategy: to respond to human suffering and graduate communities of extreme poverty into self-sustainability, all within a decade. By creating context-specific solutions in education, agriculture, health, livelihood, clean water, and disaster risk reduction, the nonprofit focuses on transformational development, investing in children as the key to lift entire communities out of poverty. With 98% of staff working in their country of origin, Food for the Hungry works side-by-side with local leaders, churches, and families to implement innovative solutions. The organization currently serves more than 14 million people in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information, follow @food4thehungry or visit www.fh.org.

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Charity Contact Info

Food for the Hungry
1224 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
tel: (800) 248-6437
fax: (480) 889-5401
EIN: 95-2680390

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Board Leadership

Larry Jones
Chairman

CEO

Ed Hatch
Interim CEO/COO