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

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Our Vision: A Hunger-Free Community

four stars

95.04

750 Curtner Avenue San Jose, CA 95125
tel: (866) 234-3663   Web Site
EIN: 94-2614101

Board Leadership
Susan Blanco
Chair

CEO
Leslie Bacho
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.04 four stars
  Financial 92.99 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

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.

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Program Name: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Program Activities
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties 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 Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties 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 Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties’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 June 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

four stars

92.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
94.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest of Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest of Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 95.04 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina (NC) 96.46 four stars
Table to Table (NJ) 98.23 four stars
Sunshine Division, Inc. (OR) 93.91 four stars
Treasure Coast Food Bank (FL) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $116,497,940
   Federated Campaigns $561,168
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,598,235
Total Contributions $125,657,343
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $125,657,343
   Other Revenue $901,872
TOTAL REVENUE $126,559,215
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $116,995,842
   Administrative Expenses $2,705,694
   Fundraising Expenses $4,082,476
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $123,784,012
   
Payments to Affiliates $18,396
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,775,203
   
Net Assets $79,391,194

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 Procurement and Distribution $85,259,614 72.9%
Direct Service Program $29,672,594 25.4%
Policy Education and Outreach $2,063,634 1.8%

Ratings History
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 95.04 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.68 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 99.95 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 99.67 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 99.68 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 99.66 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.84 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.85 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 96.97 four stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 99.51 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 99.55 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 98.39 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 91.72 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 87.75 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 86.18 three stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 96.73 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 99.65 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 99.66 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 94-2614101
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST OF SILICON VALLEY
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 (408) Community service organization
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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, 1979
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$40,407 0.03% Leslie Bacho Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$263,720 0.21% Kathryn G. Jackson Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 95.04 four stars
Food Bank of Alaska (AK) 90.81 four stars
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA) 91.61 four stars
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (PA) 98.23 four stars
High Plains Food Bank (TX) 96.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
750 Curtner Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
tel: (866) 234-3663
fax: (408) 266-9042
EIN: 94-2614101

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Board Leadership

Susan Blanco
Chair

CEO

Leslie Bacho
CEO

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