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

Second Harvest Inland Northwest

Healthy food. Every person. Every day.

three stars

88.97

1234 East Front Avenue Spokane, WA 99202
tel: (509) 534-6678   Web Site
EIN: 23-7173826

Board Leadership
Mark Bray
Chairperson

CEO
Jason Clark
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.97 three stars
  Financial 88.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971 as a central warehouse for a handful of emergency food pantries in Spokane, Second Harvest leads the fight against hunger in the Inland Northwest. Today, partnerships with more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers make it possible for Second Harvest to provide food to 40,000 hungry people each week. Second Harvest's food bank network spans 21 counties in Eastern Washington and five counties in North Idaho - just over 51,000 square miles. Second Harvest distributes more than 1.7 million pounds of donated food each month throughout its vast service area. Second Harvest's food helps fill the nutritional gap for people in poverty, the working poor, elderly and disabled people on very low fixed incomes, and children and families in temporary crisis.

Founded in 1971 as a central warehouse for a handful of emergency food pantries in Spokane, Second Harvest leads the fight against hunger in the Inland Northwest. Today, partnerships with more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers make it possible for Second Harvest to provide food to 40,000 hungry people each week. Second Harvest's food bank network spans 21 counties in Eastern Washington and five counties in North Idaho - just over 51,000 square miles. Second Harvest distributes more than 1.7 million pounds of donated food each month throughout its vast service area. Second Harvest's food helps fill the nutritional gap for people in poverty, the working poor, elderly and disabled people on very low fixed incomes, and children and families in temporary crisis.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank Network, Mobile Market, Bite2Go, School Pantry, Second Harvest at Spokane Schools and Hunger Relief Network
Program Name: Food Bank Network, Mobile Market, Bite2Go, School Pantry, Second Harvest at Spokane Schools and Hunger Relief Network

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 Inland Northwest 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 Second Harvest Inland Northwest.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Inland Northwest 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 Inland Northwest’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

three stars

88.95

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
98.8%
  Administrative Expenses 0.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Inland Northwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Inland Northwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 88.97 three stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 85.69 three stars
Marion Polk Food Share (OR) 91.93 four stars
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (VA) 92.92 four stars
Feeding the Gulf Coast (AL) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $90,203,350
   Federated Campaigns $131,488
   Membership Dues $528,864
   Fundraising Events $84,570
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,375,590
Total Contributions $95,323,862
   Program Service Revenue $297,759
Total Primary Revenue $95,621,621
   Other Revenue $247,804
TOTAL REVENUE $95,869,425
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $91,964,020
   Administrative Expenses $513,696
   Fundraising Expenses $747,298
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $93,225,014
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,644,411
   
Net Assets $13,662,108

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
Warehouse $49,291,888 53.6%
Washington Produce Program $39,398,095 42.8%
TEFAP $2,353,325 2.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 88.97 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.32 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 93.32 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 93.32 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.24 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.04 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 96.60 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.58 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 96.60 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.03 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.04 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 86.15 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 74.53 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 78.36 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 86.24 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 92.06 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 86.73 three stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 90.32 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 91.58 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 23-7173826
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST INLAND NORTHWEST
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 November, 2002
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,451 0.18% Jason Clark President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 88.97 three stars
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Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 91.91 four stars
Channel One Regional Food Bank (MN) 93.37 four stars
Greater Lansing Food Bank (MI) 91.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Inland Northwest
1234 East Front Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
tel: (509) 534-6678
fax: (509) 534-8252
EIN: 23-7173826

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Board Leadership

Mark Bray
Chairperson

CEO

Jason Clark
President and CEO

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