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Feeding America

The nation's food bank network

four stars

92.61

35 East Wacker Drive Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (800) 771-2303   Web Site
EIN: 36-3673599

Board Leadership
Jan Pruitt
Board Chair

CEO
Diana Aviv
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.61 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
98.5%
  Administrative Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America (IL) 92.61 four stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 86.70 three stars
All Hands Volunteers (MA) 96.66 four stars
Help the Children (CA) 87.30 three stars
New York Cares (NY) 85.49 three stars

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Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,149,634,703
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,149,634,703
   Program Service Revenue $21,540,597
Total Primary Revenue $2,171,175,300
   Other Revenue $29,676,865
TOTAL REVENUE $2,200,852,165
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,152,860,092
   Administrative Expenses $6,817,567
   Fundraising Expenses $24,954,504
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,184,632,163
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,220,002
   
Net Assets $82,146,450

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 Procurement $2,096,220,508 97.4%
Member Services $44,388,804 2.1%
Research & Analysis $3,441,281 0.2%

Ratings History
Feeding America has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 93.89 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.18 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 94.15 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.10 four stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 88.67 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 76.25 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 80.96 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 86.84 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 92.27 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 92.30 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 84.17 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 85.78 three stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 82.98 three stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 86.38 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 72.39 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 36-3673599
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING AMERICA
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
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 January, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$377,619 0.01% Matthew Knott President, Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$606,521 0.02% Robert Aiken Former Chief Executive Officer

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America (IL) 92.61 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 91.39 four stars
All Hands Volunteers (MA) 96.66 four stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars
Good360 (VA) 90.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding America
35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (800) 771-2303
fax: (312) 263-5626
EIN: 36-3673599

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Board Leadership

Jan Pruitt
Board Chair

CEO

Diana Aviv
Chief Executive Officer

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