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

Island Harvest

Fighting hunger. Touching lives.

three stars

89.20

15 Grumman Road W STE 1450 Bethpage, NY 11714
tel: (516) 294-8528   Web Site
EIN: 11-3136350

Board Leadership
Doug Nadjari
Chairman's Council

CEO
Randi Shubin Dresner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.20 three stars
  Financial 84.73 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/02/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, our goal is to end hunger and reduce poverty on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk. More than 94% of resources expended directly support our programs and services for 316,000 Long Islanders. Island Harvest is a lead agency in the region's emergency-response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.

Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, our goal is to end hunger and reduce poverty on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk. More than 94% of resources expended directly support our programs and services for 316,000 Long Islanders. Island Harvest is a lead agency in the region's emergency-response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.

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: Island Harvest
Program Activities
Island Harvest 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 Island Harvest.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Island Harvest 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 Island Harvest’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

three stars

84.73

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/02/2019 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Island Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Island Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Harvest (NY) 89.20 three stars
Houston Food Bank (TX) 98.23 four stars
Nourish Pierce County (WA) 88.27 three stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 92.27 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,218,273
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $96,537
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,077,106
Total Contributions $21,391,916
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,391,916
   Other Revenue $339,391
TOTAL REVENUE $21,731,307
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,281,304
   Administrative Expenses $634,486
   Fundraising Expenses $697,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,613,568
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $117,739
   
Net Assets $3,975,586

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 $20,281,304 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/02/2019 89.20 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 91.09 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 93.81 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.30 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 97.99 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 98.00 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.71 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.16 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.89 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 85.53 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 84.04 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 92.81 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 94.76 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 94.79 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 94.78 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 83.91 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 71.92 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 74.61 two 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 11-3136350
Name in IRS Master File ISLAND HARVEST LTD
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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, 1993
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
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,784 0.88% Randi Shubin Dresner President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Island Harvest (NY) 89.20 three stars
Placer Food Bank (CA) 86.92 three stars
Food Bank of Western New York (NY) 91.19 four stars
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (MD) 87.42 three stars
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 87.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Island Harvest
15 Grumman Road W STE 1450
Bethpage, NY 11714
tel: (516) 294-8528
fax: (516) 747-6843
EIN: 11-3136350

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Board Leadership

Doug Nadjari
Chairman's Council

CEO

Randi Shubin Dresner
President, CEO

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