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

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Our Vision: A Hunger-Free Community

98.23

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

Board Leadership
David Babulak
Chair

CEO
Leslie Bacho
CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23
  Financial 97.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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 & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Grocery Programs, Community Partners and School and Summer Meals
Program Name: Grocery Programs, Community Partners and School and Summer Meals

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
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.
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 Second Harvest of Silicon Valley.
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 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
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) 98.23
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (IN) 94.34
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16
Coastal Bend Food Bank (TX) 97.17
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 96.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $188,447,475
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $24,535,406
Total Contributions $212,982,881
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $212,982,881
   Other Revenue $1,483,225
TOTAL REVENUE $214,466,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $165,266,711
   Administrative Expenses $4,529,714
   Fundraising Expenses $4,473,490
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $174,269,915
   
Payments to Affiliates $27,417
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $40,196,191
   
Net Assets $125,431,046

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 98.23
2019-06 12/01/2020 93.96
2018-06 09/03/2019 95.04
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.68
2016-06 09/01/2017 99.95
2015-06 07/01/2016 100.00
2014-06 06/01/2016 98.23
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 99.67
2013-06 06/01/2014 99.68
2012-06 07/01/2013 99.66
2011-06 05/01/2012 97.84
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.85
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 96.97
2009-06 05/01/2010 99.51
2008-06 06/01/2009 99.55
2007-06 06/01/2008 98.39
2006-06 02/01/2007 91.72
2005-06 04/01/2006 87.75
2004-06 07/01/2005 86.18
2003-06 04/01/2004 96.73

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
$331,111 0.18% Leslie Bacho Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (CA) 98.23
Missoula Food Bank (MT) 92.02
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (IN) 92.55
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 92.92
Center for Food Action in New Jersey (NJ) 91.10

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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

David Babulak
Chair

CEO

Leslie Bacho
CEO

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