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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Food for today. Hope for tomorrow.

four stars

98.23

3737 Waldemere Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46241
tel: (317) 925-0191   Web Site
EIN: 35-1483868

Board Leadership
Georgiana Reynal
Chairperson

CEO
John Elliott
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America the nation's food bank network. Since its inception, Gleaners has distributed more than half a billion pounds of food and critical grocery products through more than 550 hunger relief agencies, schools and community partners serving needy Hoosiers. In addition to food distribution to agencies, Gleaners serves Indiana's most vulnerable populations, seniors and children, through specialty programs such as the BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids, School-Based Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Summer Meals for Kids, and Senior Hunger Initiatives Programs.

In addition, Gleaners operates a regional produce processing center for Feeding America, sourcing and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to member food banks in 9 states. We are also a contract reclamation site for Kroger Central Division, and a disaster relief staging site for both Feeding America and FEMA.

Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America the nation's food bank network. Since its inception, Gleaners has distributed more than half a billion pounds of food and critical grocery products through more than 550 hunger relief agencies, schools and community partners serving needy Hoosiers. In addition to food distribution to agencies, Gleaners serves Indiana's most vulnerable populations, seniors and children, through specialty programs such as the BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids, School-Based Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Summer Meals for Kids, and Senior Hunger Initiatives Programs.

In addition, Gleaners operates a regional produce processing center for Feeding America, sourcing and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to member food banks in 9 states. We are also a contract reclamation site for Kroger Central Division, and a disaster relief staging site for both Feeding America and FEMA.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Youth Programs, Senior Programs, Mobile Program, Community Cupboard, C.A.R.E. Mobile Pantry, Military Families and Veterans and Agency Partners
Program Name: Youth Programs, Senior Programs, Mobile Program, Community Cupboard, C.A.R.E. Mobile Pantry, Military Families and Veterans and Agency Partners

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
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana 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 Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana 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 Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana’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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 23.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 98.23 four stars
Target Hunger (TX) 89.50 three stars
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 88.32 three stars
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (GA) 87.83 three stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $82,136,935
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $3,436
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,283,390
Total Contributions $83,423,761
   Program Service Revenue $810,482
Total Primary Revenue $84,234,243
   Other Revenue $2,435,013
TOTAL REVENUE $86,669,256
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $78,025,063
   Administrative Expenses $752,112
   Fundraising Expenses $2,037,728
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $80,814,903
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,854,353
   
Net Assets $29,762,635

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 Distribution $75,864,060 97.2%
Children and Senior Citizen Programs $2,161,003 2.8%

Ratings History
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 98.23 four stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 96.46 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 90.23 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 87.14 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 91.72 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 94.60 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 94.63 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 96.46 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 96.39 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 95.22 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 96.86 four stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 80.95 three stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 86.53 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 76.02 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 72.19 two stars
2004-09 12/01/2005 75.41 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 74.92 two stars
2002-09 10/01/2003 87.49 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 72.25 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 35-1483868
Name in IRS Master File GLEANERS FOOD BANK OF INDIANA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 November, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,925 0.21% John Elliott President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 98.23 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 100.00 four stars
MANNA FoodBank (NC) 98.23 four stars
Second Harvest Community Food Bank (MO) 99.29 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 90.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
3737 Waldemere Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46241
tel: (317) 925-0191
fax: (317) 927-3189
EIN: 35-1483868

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Board Leadership

Georgiana Reynal
Chairperson

CEO

John Elliott
President/CEO

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