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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

four stars

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 four stars
  Financial 93.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
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

four stars

93.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

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 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 98.23 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 96.46 four stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 96.01 four stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 90.20 four stars

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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 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.47 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 97.14 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 87.45 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 95.09 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.40 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 96.90 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.65 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 89.54 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 84.80 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.62 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 92.27 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 90.71 four stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 96.84 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 94.15 four stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 99.50 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 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
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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 four stars
Greater Cleveland Food Bank (OH) 92.38 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 96.90 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County (CA) 92.19 four stars
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (VA) 88.84 three stars

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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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