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

Philabundance

Driving hunger from our communities

three stars

82.46

3616 South Galloway Street Philadelphia, PA 19148
tel: (215) 339-0900   Web Site
EIN: 23-2290505

Board Leadership
Noel Eisenstat
Chair

CEO
Glenn Bergman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.46 three stars
  Financial 75.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Philabundance is the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, 30 percent are children, 16 percent are seniors, and adults served include students, the working poor and single parents. In 2016, Philabundance rescued more than 10 million pounds of food and distributed 23 million pounds through its own distribution programs, and a network of 350 agencies. For more information visit philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.

Philabundance is the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, 30 percent are children, 16 percent are seniors, and adults served include students, the working poor and single parents. In 2016, Philabundance rescued more than 10 million pounds of food and distributed 23 million pounds through its own distribution programs, and a network of 350 agencies. For more information visit philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.

Impact Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

For nonprofits that run multiple programs, we highlight the impact of one program below.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Program Name: Philabundance
Program Activities
Philabundance 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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Philabundance.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Philabundance 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 Philabundance’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 November 2019, 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

two stars

75.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philabundance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philabundance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Philabundance (PA) 82.46 three stars
Community Food Share (CO) 98.91 four stars
Coastal Bend Food Bank (TX) 92.02 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 88.55 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $50,508,589
   Federated Campaigns $251,338
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $933,485
Total Contributions $51,693,412
   Program Service Revenue $428,757
Total Primary Revenue $52,122,169
   Other Revenue $783,127
TOTAL REVENUE $52,905,296
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $48,301,295
   Administrative Expenses $1,758,457
   Fundraising Expenses $2,783,248
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,843,000
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $62,296
   
Net Assets $13,943,259

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 $48,301,295 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 82.46 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 82.36 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 80.13 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 85.75 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 94.06 four stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 95.88 four stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 94.03 four stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 93.17 four stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 86.76 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 83.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 79.82 two stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 73.30 two stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 89.47 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 83.30 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 86.63 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 72.32 two stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 86.28 three stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 88.19 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 96.99 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 23-2290505
Name in IRS Master File PHILABUNDANCE
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,269 0.31% Glenn Bergman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Philabundance (PA) 82.46 three stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 94.27 four stars
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (IN) 90.23 four stars
Feeding San Diego (CA) 87.83 three stars
The Food Group (MN) 90.99 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Philabundance
3616 South Galloway Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
tel: (215) 339-0900
fax: (215) 339-0924
EIN: 23-2290505

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Board Leadership

Noel Eisenstat
Chair

CEO

Glenn Bergman
Executive Director

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