Disable all preview features

International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Bread for the World Institute

Developing strategies to end hunger.

four stars

90.24

425 3rd Street SW Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20024
tel: (800) 822-7323   Web Site
EIN: 51-0175510

Board Leadership
Sandra Joireman
Chair

CEO
Asma Lateef
Institute Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.24 four stars
  Financial 88.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 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

three stars

88.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.02
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bread for the World Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bread for the World Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 90.24 four stars
Hudson Institute (DC) 87.73 three stars
Migration Policy Institute (DC) 89.63 three stars
Council on Foreign Relations (NY) 87.25 three stars
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 95.47 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Bread for the World Institute (BFWI) provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its advocacy network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. BFWI is the research and educational partner of Bread for the World, generating studies on hunger issues and vital educational resources. We believe that a well-educated and motivated U.S. constituency who care for hungry people will ultimately change the politics of hunger. BFWI helps U.S. citizens tell the story of hungry people in their communities and see our connections to hungry people around the world. By empowering people with information, Bread for the World Institute affects real progress toward ending hunger.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,432,387
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $938,846
   Fundraising Events $480,299
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,851,532
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,851,532
   Other Revenue $163,933
TOTAL REVENUE $10,015,465
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $6,637,442
   Administrative Expenses $426,660
   Fundraising Expenses $850,472
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,914,574
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,100,891
   
Net Assets $16,584,815

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
Public Education $3,592,782 50.8%
Outreach & Advocacy $1,807,034 25.5%
Public Policy $1,673,702 23.7%

Ratings History
Bread for the World Institute has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.24 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.36 three stars
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.13 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.27 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 93.14 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 90.30 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 94.51 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.10 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.04 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 94.36 four stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 99.13 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 94.28 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 93.78 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 79.35 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 77.53 two stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 77.38 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 80.36 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 75.69 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 51-0175510
Name in IRS Master File BREAD FOR THE WORLD INSTITUTE INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 June, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$107,139 1.35% David M. Beckmann President $91,077
Other Salaries of Note
$110,658 1.39% Eric Mitchell Director of Government Relations $9,260

Bread for the World Institute (BFWI) provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its advocacy network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. BFWI is the research and educational partner of Bread for the World, generating studies on hunger issues and vital educational resources. We believe that a well-educated and motivated U.S. constituency who care for hungry people will ultimately change the politics of hunger. BFWI helps U.S. citizens tell the story of hungry people in their communities and see our connections to hungry people around the world. By empowering people with information, Bread for the World Institute affects real progress toward ending hunger.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 90.24 four stars
The National Security Archive (DC) 96.72 four stars
Council on Foreign Relations (NY) 87.25 three stars
White Ribbon Alliance (DC) 90.78 four stars
Ibis Reproductive Health (MA) 88.92 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Bread for the World Institute
425 3rd Street SW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20024
tel: (800) 822-7323
fax: (202) 639-9401
EIN: 51-0175510

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Sandra Joireman
Chair

CEO

Asma Lateef
Institute Director

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center