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

Food Bank for the Heartland

Feeding the hungry since 1981

four stars

98.23

10525 J Street Omaha, NE 68127
tel: (402) 331-1213   Web Site
EIN: 47-0637701

Board Leadership
Tara Stingley
Chairman

CEO
Susan E. Ogborn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Food Bank for the Heartland, formed in 1981, distributes emergency and supplemental food to families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. The Food Bank partners with 550 other non-profit organizations such as emergency shelters, meal providers, after-school programs and schools. The Food Bank receives donated food from retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers. However, the Food Bank also purchases food, with an emphasis on food with high nutritional value, in order to meet the need for assistance. For every donated $1, the Food Bank can distribute enough food for thee meals. According to the best data available, approximately 220,000 people in the Food Bank's service area struggle with hunger, 87,000 are children under the age of 18.

Food Bank for the Heartland, formed in 1981, distributes emergency and supplemental food to families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. The Food Bank partners with 550 other non-profit organizations such as emergency shelters, meal providers, after-school programs and schools. The Food Bank receives donated food from retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers. However, the Food Bank also purchases food, with an emphasis on food with high nutritional value, in order to meet the need for assistance. For every donated $1, the Food Bank can distribute enough food for thee meals. According to the best data available, approximately 220,000 people in the Food Bank's service area struggle with hunger, 87,000 are children under the age of 18.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2015
Pounds of food distributed to people in need across NE and IA
16
Numbers of SNAP applications submitted and approved for funding
8,432
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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for the Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for the Heartland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 98.23 four stars
Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center Inc. (NJ) 93.06 four stars
Food Bank of North Central Arkansas (AR) 88.81 three stars
Circle Of Concern (MO) 85.72 three stars
Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine (ME) 93.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,018,953
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,210,061
Total Contributions $23,229,014
   Program Service Revenue $907,658
Total Primary Revenue $24,136,672
   Other Revenue $258,498
TOTAL REVENUE $24,395,170
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,143,289
   Administrative Expenses $541,115
   Fundraising Expenses $477,710
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,162,114
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-766,944
   
Net Assets $11,724,325

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 $24,143,289 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank for the Heartland has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 98.23 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 100.00 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 99.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 98.83 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 99.69 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 99.69 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.33 four stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 94.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 11/01/2010 99.61 four stars
2009-04 05/01/2010 98.85 four stars
2008-04 03/01/2009 87.51 three stars
2007-04 04/01/2008 77.80 two stars
2006-04 02/01/2007 80.18 three stars
2005-04 01/01/2006 88.69 three stars
2004-04 12/01/2004 83.72 three stars
2003-04 12/01/2003 96.92 four stars
2002-04 10/15/2002 79.78 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 47-0637701
Name in IRS Master File FOODBANK FOR THE HEARTLAND
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 August, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$122,094 0.48% Susan E. Ogborn President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for the Heartland (NE) 98.23 four stars
The Society of St. Andrew (VA) 91.13 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 100.00 four stars
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (CT) 89.39 three stars
Food Bank for Monterey County (CA) 95.40 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank for the Heartland
10525 J Street
Omaha, NE 68127
tel: (402) 331-1213
fax: (402) 331-6632
EIN: 47-0637701

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Board Leadership

Tara Stingley
Chairman

CEO

Susan E. Ogborn
President, CEO

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