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

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Food for today. Hope for tomorrow.

four stars

96.46

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 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
94.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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) 96.46 four stars
Community Food Share (CO) 96.60 four stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 91.24 four stars
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 85.85 three stars
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 85.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $59,954,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $33,449
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $701,050
Total Contributions $60,688,999
   Program Service Revenue $468,972
Total Primary Revenue $61,157,971
   Other Revenue $2,297,245
TOTAL REVENUE $63,455,216
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $61,700,719
   Administrative Expenses $658,096
   Fundraising Expenses $2,279,865
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $64,638,680
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,183,464
   
Net Assets $23,634,398

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 $60,139,008 97.5%
Children and Senior Citizen Programs $1,561,711 2.5%

Ratings History
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-09 04/15/2002 92.38 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 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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$196,443 0.30% John Elliott President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 96.46 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 89.20 three stars
Mid-South Food Bank (TN) 91.06 four stars
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 97.17 four stars
Three Square (NV) 98.23 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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