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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Food For The Poor

Serving the poorest of the poor

three stars

87.04

6401 Lyons Road Coconut Creek, FL 33073
tel: (800) 427-9104   Web Site
EIN: 59-2174510

Board Leadership
P. Todd Kennedy
Chairman

CEO
Robin Mahfood
President, CEO

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On March 12, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Food For The Poor, is the subject of an Order to Cease and Desist, Revocation of California Charity Registration and Assessment of Penalties by The California Attorney General's Office according to court documents. For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the California Attorney General's Office's website.

Charity Response

Food For The Poor has provided Charity Navigator with this response.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.04 three stars
  Financial 81.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food For The Poor (FFP) ministers to spiritually renew impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1982, FFP's goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children we serve. Food For The Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, sometimes by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need. Since its founding FFP has distributed more than 63,000 tractor-trailer loads of aid to the poor. We have also built more than 84,000 housing units for people desperately in need of adequate shelter, and completed more than 1,475 water projects that provide lifesaving water and sanitation to hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Food For The Poor (FFP) ministers to spiritually renew impoverished people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Established in 1982, FFP's goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children we serve. Food For The Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, sometimes by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need. Since its founding FFP has distributed more than 63,000 tractor-trailer loads of aid to the poor. We have also built more than 84,000 housing units for people desperately in need of adequate shelter, and completed more than 1,475 water projects that provide lifesaving water and sanitation to hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of housing units built
7,582
Number of water projects built
224
Number of schools built, repaired or expanded
47
This impact information is current as of March 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

81.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
95.3%
  Administrative Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food For The Poor on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food For The Poor on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food For The Poor (FL) 87.04 three stars
Soles4Souls (TN) 98.23 four stars
Gleaning for the World (VA) 88.68 three stars
American Nicaraguan Foundation (FL) 97.44 four stars
Amigos for Christ (GA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $933,515,458
   Federated Campaigns $318,007
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,963,305
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,264,555
Total Contributions $947,061,325
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $947,061,325
   Other Revenue $618,534
TOTAL REVENUE $947,679,859
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $898,292,412
   Administrative Expenses $9,358,522
   Fundraising Expenses $41,726,452
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $949,377,386
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,697,527
   
Net Assets $36,252,628

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
Healthcare $568,165,256 63.2%
Basic Needs $182,922,615 20.4%
Community Support and Development $81,316,542 9.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.04 three stars
2016-12 05/07/2018 88.69 three stars
-- 03/29/2018 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On March 12, 2018, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Food For The Poor, is the subject of an Order to Cease and Desist, Revocation of California Charity Registration and Assessment of Penalties by The California Attorney General's Office according to court documents. For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the California Attorney General's Office's website.

Charity Response

Food For The Poor has provided Charity Navigator with this response.

2016-12 12/01/2017 88.69 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 92.59 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 84.35 three stars
2013-12 09/03/2015 89.25 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 89.09 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.34 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 89.68 three stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 86.93 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.81 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 92.85 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 92.25 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 92.18 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 92.11 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 92.13 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 92.10 four stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 92.03 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 91.94 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 59-2174510
Name in IRS Master File FOOD FOR THE POOR INC
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
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 June, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$447,506 0.04% Robin G. Mahfood CEO, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food For The Poor (FL) 87.04 three stars
Soles4Souls (TN) 98.23 four stars
Heart to Heart International (KS) 97.72 four stars
Books For Africa (MN) 94.28 four stars
LeSea Global Feed the Hungry (IN) 91.36 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food For The Poor
6401 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
tel: (800) 427-9104
fax: (954) 570-7654
EIN: 59-2174510

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Board Leadership

P. Todd Kennedy
Chairman

CEO

Robin Mahfood
President, CEO

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