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

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community

94.75

4100 West Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632
tel: (773) 247-3663   Web Site
EIN: 36-2971864

Board Leadership
Patrick M. Mulhern
Chair of the Board

CEO
Kate Maehr
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.75
  Financial 93.75
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

93.75

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Chicago Food Depository on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Chicago Food Depository on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 94.75
Food Bank of Northern Indiana (IN) 86.39
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 97.17
Linn Benton Food Share (OR) 93.38
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 96.66

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The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 65 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information call 773-247-FOOD.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $68,587,501
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,320,774
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,533,347
Total Contributions $96,441,622
   Program Service Revenue $100,067
Total Primary Revenue $96,541,689
   Other Revenue $1,622,758
TOTAL REVENUE $98,164,447
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $88,481,823
   Administrative Expenses $2,779,306
   Fundraising Expenses $3,234,604
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $94,495,733
   
Payments to Affiliates $51,192
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,668,714
   
Net Assets $83,091,171

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 $84,495,964 95.5%
Programs to Alleviate Food Insecurity $2,631,081 3.0%
Mobile Responses $1,354,778 1.5%

Ratings History
Greater Chicago Food Depository has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 94.75
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.66
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.47
2013-06 09/01/2014 97.14
2012-06 09/01/2013 87.45
2011-06 06/01/2012 95.09
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.40
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 96.90
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.65
2007-06 09/01/2008 89.54
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.80
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.62
2004-06 10/01/2005 92.27
2003-06 09/01/2004 90.71
2002-06 09/01/2003 96.84
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.15
2000-06 04/15/2002 99.50

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2971864
Name in IRS Master File GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
(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, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$272,223 0.28% Kate Maehr Chief Executive Officer

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 65 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information call 773-247-FOOD.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Chicago Food Depository (IL) 94.75
Sunshine Division Portland Police Dept (OR) 91.64
Food Finders (CA) 87.65
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 90.43
Target Hunger (TX) 89.86

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 West Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632
tel: (773) 247-3663
fax: (773) 247-4232
EIN: 36-2971864

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Board Leadership

Patrick M. Mulhern
Chair of the Board

CEO

Kate Maehr
Chief Executive Officer

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