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

Northwest Harvest

Hunger Stops Here

four stars

98.23

P.O. Box 12272 Seattle, WA 98102
tel: (800) 722-6924   Web Site
EIN: 91-0826037

Board Leadership
Diana Axness
Board Chair

CEO
Thomas Reynolds
Executive Director

  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 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Northwest Harvest, founded in 1967, is Washington's only statewide non-profit food bank distributor. Our mission: Leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Our vision: Ending hunger in Washington. Currently, 1 of every 8 people in Washington (1 of every 5 children) lives with the risk of hunger. We believe that good food bank nutrition creates a bridge from temporary crisis to stability, allowing people in need to use cash for housing, fuel, utilities, health care or child care. Last year Northwest Harvest distributed more than 32 million pounds of food - over 2 million meals every month - to a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools throughout Washington.

Northwest Harvest, founded in 1967, is Washington's only statewide non-profit food bank distributor. Our mission: Leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Our vision: Ending hunger in Washington. Currently, 1 of every 8 people in Washington (1 of every 5 children) lives with the risk of hunger. We believe that good food bank nutrition creates a bridge from temporary crisis to stability, allowing people in need to use cash for housing, fuel, utilities, health care or child care. Last year Northwest Harvest distributed more than 32 million pounds of food - over 2 million meals every month - to a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools throughout Washington.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
94.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Harvest (WA) 98.23 four stars
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 97.60 four stars
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 92.92 four stars
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 96.66 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (CA) 99.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,255,819
   Federated Campaigns $504,732
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $34,684
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $52,795,235
   Program Service Revenue $680,655
Total Primary Revenue $53,475,890
   Other Revenue $25,412
TOTAL REVENUE $53,501,302
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,454,811
   Administrative Expenses $1,096,579
   Fundraising Expenses $2,022,348
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $54,573,738
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,072,436
   
Net Assets $21,086,579

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 Bank $51,454,811 100.0%

Ratings History
Northwest Harvest has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 98.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.88 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 98.24 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.96 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 94.39 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 92.87 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 91.32 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.73 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 96.80 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 92.65 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 83.19 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 81.50 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 90.78 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 94.98 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 81.86 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 79.32 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 74.50 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 71.60 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 91-0826037
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST HARVEST E M M
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 (29) Other religious activities
(408) Community service organization
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, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$132,477 0.24% Shelley Rotondo Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Harvest (WA) 98.23 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 90.50 four stars
SeaShare (WA) 89.24 three stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 94.69 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northwest Harvest
P.O. Box 12272
Seattle, WA 98102
tel: (800) 722-6924
fax: (206) 267-2179
EIN: 91-0826037

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Board Leadership

Diana Axness
Board Chair

CEO

Thomas Reynolds
Executive Director

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