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.

88.99

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

Board Leadership
Scott Brubaker
Chairperson

CEO
Tanis Crosby
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.99
  Financial 84.43
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Community Partner Distribution, College Pantries, Neighborhood Pantries, Home-Delivered Groceries, Mobile Pantry and Morning Snack for Students
Program Name: Community Partner Distribution, College Pantries, Neighborhood Pantries, Home-Delivered Groceries, Mobile Pantry and Morning Snack for Students

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 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 San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’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 September 2020, 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

84.43

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
95.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $78,059,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $472,198
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $24,935,742
Total Contributions $103,467,160
   Program Service Revenue $187,796
Total Primary Revenue $103,654,956
   Other Revenue $725,016
TOTAL REVENUE $104,379,972
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $89,802,767
   Administrative Expenses $1,636,673
   Fundraising Expenses $3,710,747
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $95,150,187
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,229,785
   
Net Assets $33,623,019

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$333,458 0.35% Paul Ash Executive Director

Mission

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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (CA) 88.99
Food Finders Food Bank (IN) 92.02
Weld Food Bank (CO) 98.04
Food Bank of Lincoln (NE) 96.66
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 92.38

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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

Scott Brubaker
Chairperson

CEO

Tanis Crosby
Executive Director