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

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Join us today.

four stars

92.20

900 Pennsylvania Avenue San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 282-1900   Web Site
EIN: 94-3041517

Board Leadership
Lynda Sullivan
Chairperson

CEO
Paul Ash
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.20 four stars
  Financial 88.98 three 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.

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and CalFresh food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org

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Financial

three stars

88.98

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)
96.2%
  Administrative Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 92.20 four stars
Food Bank of North Central Arkansas (AR) 87.97 three stars
Community Table (CO) 92.20 four stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 96.46 four stars
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. (IN) 87.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $75,655,409
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $797,702
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $15,491,815
Total Contributions $91,944,926
   Program Service Revenue $223,262
Total Primary Revenue $92,168,188
   Other Revenue $243,542
TOTAL REVENUE $92,411,730
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $89,972,891
   Administrative Expenses $1,121,352
   Fundraising Expenses $2,716,358
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $93,810,601
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,398,871
   
Net Assets $21,131,179

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
Pantry Programs $70,407,819 78.2%
Agency Distribution Shopping Program $9,855,627 10.9%
Supplemental Food Program for Seniors $8,164,706 9.1%

Ratings History
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 92.20 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.49 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.81 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.65 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.68 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 97.97 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 97.96 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 99.78 four stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 99.78 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 95.04 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 99.78 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 99.70 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 96.53 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 93.64 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 86.44 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 83.33 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 90.99 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 97.24 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 94.73 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 97.19 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 94-3041517
Name in IRS Master File SAN FRANCISCO FOOD BANK
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 December, 1992
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$315,909 0.33% Paul Ash Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 92.20 four stars
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 85.59 three stars
Eastern Illinois Foodbank (IL) 95.05 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 87.91 three stars
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (LA) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 282-1900
fax: (415) 282-1909
EIN: 94-3041517

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Board Leadership

Lynda Sullivan
Chairperson

CEO

Paul Ash
Executive Director

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