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

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Promoting the elimination of hunger

four stars

93.57

2831 North 31st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009
tel: (602) 242-3663   Web Site
EIN: 23-7353532

Board Leadership
Marc Isaacs
Chairman

CEO
Tom Kertis
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.57 four stars
  Financial 91.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian organization, that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving 81,000 square miles of Arizona, this organization is committed to improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need, volunteerism, and building community relationships to further our mission. By partnering with more than 500 partner agencies, the Food Bank is able to distribute food through more than 600 physical sites. The Food Bank will distribute more than 90 million pounds of food in 2019 with a goal of 100 million by 2021 to meets the needs of the Arizona's hungry, working-poor families, children, and seniors.

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian organization, that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving 81,000 square miles of Arizona, this organization is committed to improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need, volunteerism, and building community relationships to further our mission. By partnering with more than 500 partner agencies, the Food Bank is able to distribute food through more than 600 physical sites. The Food Bank will distribute more than 90 million pounds of food in 2019 with a goal of 100 million by 2021 to meets the needs of the Arizona's hungry, working-poor families, children, and seniors.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Mobile Pantries, Children's Feeding Programs and Food Distribution
Program Name: Mobile Pantries, Children's Feeding Programs and Food Distribution

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
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance 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 St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance 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 St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance’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

four stars

91.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
95.4%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 93.57 four stars
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (NC) 94.69 four stars
Anne Arundel County Food Bank (MD) 96.66 four stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 88.14 three stars
Maryland Food Bank (MD) 85.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $162,439,326
   Federated Campaigns $159,848
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,037,271
   Government Grants $3,869,039
Total Contributions $167,505,484
   Program Service Revenue $4,074,077
Total Primary Revenue $171,579,561
   Other Revenue $282,505
TOTAL REVENUE $171,862,066
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $155,048,421
   Administrative Expenses $2,913,090
   Fundraising Expenses $4,768,229
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $162,729,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,132,326
   
Net Assets $36,053,077

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 Distribution $141,718,338 91.4%
Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) $7,230,986 4.7%
Kids Café $5,177,637 3.3%

Ratings History
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 93.57 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 94.69 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 93.07 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 88.65 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 88.31 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.28 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.94 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 85.93 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 84.49 three stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.23 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 87.18 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.77 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 97.98 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 93.62 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.65 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 94.07 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 94.58 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 94.66 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 94.65 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 23-7353532
Name in IRS Master File ST MARYS FOOD BANK ALLIANCE
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 March, 1974
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
$229,784 0.14% Tom Kertis President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 93.57 four stars
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TX) 97.23 four stars
Northwest Harvest (WA) 90.27 four stars
Food Bank of South Jersey (NJ) 92.92 four stars
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank (TX) 89.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
2831 North 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
tel: (602) 242-3663
fax: (480) 393-4511
EIN: 23-7353532

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Board Leadership

Marc Isaacs
Chairman

CEO

Tom Kertis
President, CEO

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