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

Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland's mission is to "end hunger together"

87.80

7101 Winnetka Ave Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
tel: (888) 339-3663   Web Site
EIN: 23-7417654

Board Leadership
Shawn P. O'Grady
Board Chair

CEO
Allison O'Toole
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.80
  Financial 83.23
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation so as to help those who are hungry today and provide the means for those who are hungry to be fed tomorrow. Pioneering partnerships and programs have paved the way for Second Harvest Heartland to distribute more than 70 million pounds of grocery products last year to hungry seniors, families and children through nearly 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation so as to help those who are hungry today and provide the means for those who are hungry to be fed tomorrow. Pioneering partnerships and programs have paved the way for Second Harvest Heartland to distribute more than 70 million pounds of grocery products last year to hungry seniors, families and children through nearly 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Partners, Summer Food Service Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Child Hunger Initiative and Hunger & Health Initiative
Program Name: Agency Partners, Summer Food Service Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Child Hunger Initiative and Hunger & Health Initiative

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

83.23

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
94.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 87.80
United Food Bank (AZ) 85.85
Circle Of Concern (MO) 91.18
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 95.11
Northampton Survival Center (MA) 93.16

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $145,371,263
   Federated Campaigns $127,229
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,151,233
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,560,309
Total Contributions $150,210,034
   Program Service Revenue $11,335,713
Total Primary Revenue $161,545,747
   Other Revenue $256,350
TOTAL REVENUE $161,802,097
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $148,906,670
   Administrative Expenses $3,740,416
   Fundraising Expenses $4,444,259
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $157,091,345
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,710,752
   
Net Assets $29,892,051

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 Bank $133,072,386 89.4%
Food Rescue and Reducing Food Waste $6,441,476 4.3%
Commodity Supplemental Food Program $6,277,844 4.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 87.80
2018-09 09/03/2019 87.24
2017-09 09/01/2018 85.05
2016-09 12/01/2017 85.93
2015-09 05/01/2017 86.77
2015-09 10/01/2016 85.32
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.11
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 91.27
2013-09 11/01/2014 96.48
2012-09 10/01/2013 93.69
2011-09 11/06/2012 97.89
2010-09 12/23/2011 96.04
2010-09 09/20/2011 95.13
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 11/01/2010 94.23
2008-09 10/01/2009 86.51
2007-09 04/01/2009 84.44
2006-09 08/01/2007 71.97
2005-09 03/01/2007 73.44
2001-06 04/15/2002 83.62

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7417654
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(562) Other loans to individuals
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Allison O'Toole Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$397,403 0.25% Rob Zeaske Former Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 87.80
Operation Food Search (MO) 96.27
Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GA) 95.47
River City Food Bank (CA) 89.99
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.53

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Heartland
7101 Winnetka Ave
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
tel: (888) 339-3663
fax: (651) 484-1064
EIN: 23-7417654

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Board Leadership

Shawn P. O'Grady
Board Chair

CEO

Allison O'Toole
Chief Executive Officer

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