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

Northern Illinois Food Bank

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

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four stars

91.81

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 91.81 four stars
  Financial 88.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/13/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of meals served or provided
65,500,000
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/13/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
97.6%
  Administrative Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.2%
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) 91.81 four stars
Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (NC) 87.09 three stars
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (MI) 93.32 four stars
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (MA) 90.87 four stars
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 89.99 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $129,833,862
   Federated Campaigns $16,295
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $457,326
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,362,720
Total Contributions $133,670,203
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $133,670,203
   Other Revenue $-1,762,784
TOTAL REVENUE $131,907,419
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $128,635,285
   Administrative Expenses $852,211
   Fundraising Expenses $2,489,330
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $131,976,826
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-69,407
   
Net Assets $28,212,502

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 $128,635,285 100.0%

Ratings History
Northern Illinois Food Bank has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 02/05/2003 91.30 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 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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,418 0.14% Julie Yurko President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Illinois Food Bank (IL) 91.81 four stars
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (PA) 92.26 four stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.42 four stars
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana (LA) 90.02 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 92.92 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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