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Northern Illinois Food Bank

Feeding our hungry neighbors Every dollar, every hour, every meal makes a difference

three stars

85.85

273 Dearborn Court Geneva, IL 60134
tel: (630) 443-6910   Web Site
EIN: 36-3203648

Board Leadership
Geneace Williams
Board Chair

CEO
Julie Yurko
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.85 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to lead the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. We collaborate with 900 member food pantries, soup kitchens, schools and other sites in 13 counties. In FY18 we provided 66 million meals to serve 70,000 different people each week. Northern Illinois Food Bank has 4 centers where we welcome volunteers to help sort and pack food for our neighbors in Geneva, Park City, Rockford and Joliet.
This year, we will be rated as a 3-star charity which means that we "exceed or meet industry standards and perform as well as or better than most charities in the cause." This change is due to our meal growth and we are proud that we are closing the meal gap in Northern Illinois and rapid growth in meal distribution is no longer necessary. As we sustain enough food for our neighbors we look forward to new programs to address nutrition and the overall health and stability of our community.

Our mission is to lead the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. We collaborate with 900 member food pantries, soup kitchens, schools and other sites in 13 counties. In FY18 we provided 66 million meals to serve 70,000 different people each week. Northern Illinois Food Bank has 4 centers where we welcome volunteers to help sort and pack food for our neighbors in Geneva, Park City, Rockford and Joliet.
This year, we will be rated as a 3-star charity which means that we "exceed or meet industry standards and perform as well as or better than most charities in the cause." This change is due to our meal growth and we are proud that we are closing the meal gap in Northern Illinois and rapid growth in meal distribution is no longer necessary. As we sustain enough food for our neighbors we look forward to new programs to address nutrition and the overall health and stability of our community.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Agency Network Distribution, Mobile Pantries, Child Nutrition Programs and Senior Food Program
Program Name: Agency Network Distribution, Mobile Pantries, Child Nutrition Programs and Senior Food Program

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
Northern Illinois Food Bank 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
$1 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 Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Northern Illinois Food Bank 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 Northern Illinois Food Bank’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

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
97.3%
  Administrative Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Illinois Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Illinois Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 85.85 three stars
Helping Harvest (PA) 91.16 four stars
Fulfill (NJ) 93.99 four stars
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (LA) 87.99 three stars
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (CA) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $126,103,951
   Federated Campaigns $23,946
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $719,383
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,876,867
Total Contributions $130,724,147
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $130,724,147
   Other Revenue $-2,628,293
TOTAL REVENUE $128,095,854
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $122,379,857
   Administrative Expenses $1,593,120
   Fundraising Expenses $2,537,951
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $126,510,928
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,584,926
   
Net Assets $29,916,393

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 Solicitation and Distribution $122,379,857 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.85 three stars
2017-06 09/13/2018 91.81 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 98.06 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 97.87 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 99.78 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 99.75 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 95.04 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 99.80 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 99.65 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 91.21 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 92.10 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 92.14 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 92.10 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 92.08 four stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 91.85 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 86.69 three 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 36-3203648
Name in IRS Master File NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK
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
(927) Fundraising
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, 1982
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
$211,423 0.16% Julie Yurko President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 85.85 three stars
Food Bank of Delaware (DE) 90.05 four stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 92.08 four stars
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 92.38 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northern Illinois Food Bank
273 Dearborn Court
Geneva, IL 60134
tel: (630) 443-6910
fax: (630) 443-6916
EIN: 36-3203648

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Board Leadership

Geneace Williams
Board Chair

CEO

Julie Yurko
President & CEO

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