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Project Open Hand

Meals with Love

three stars

86.12

730 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94109
tel: (415) 447-2300   Web Site
EIN: 94-3023551

Board Leadership
Mike Henry
Chair

CEO
Paul Hepfer
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.12 three stars
  Financial 80.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides 'meals with love' to the sick and vulnerable in our community. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives. Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our neighbors.

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides 'meals with love' to the sick and vulnerable in our community. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives. Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age. We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our neighbors.

Financial

three stars

80.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Open Hand on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Project Open Hand on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Open Hand (CA) 86.12 three stars
St. John's Bread & Life (NY) 93.31 four stars
Fairbanks Community Food Bank Service (AK) 87.80 three stars
D.C. Central Kitchen (DC) 86.28 three stars
Open Hand (GA) 89.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,231,056
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $596,531
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,464,572
Total Contributions $11,292,159
   Program Service Revenue $359,498
Total Primary Revenue $11,651,657
   Other Revenue $577,973
TOTAL REVENUE $12,229,630
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,767,760
   Administrative Expenses $590,366
   Fundraising Expenses $1,589,622
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,947,748
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $281,882
   
Net Assets $5,304,537

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
Community Nutrition Program $4,696,443 48.1%
Wellness Program $2,823,741 28.9%
Medi-Cal Medically Tailored Meals Pilot Program $2,247,576 23.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 86.12 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2020 83.53 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 82.93 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 85.66 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 81.71 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 84.48 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2016 84.71 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 78.51 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 78.69 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.06 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 77.23 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.63 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 70.78 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 72.83 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 80.57 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 82.01 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 78.98 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 70.28 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 70.76 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 94-3023551
Name in IRS Master File PROJECT OPEN HAND
NTEE Code K36
NTEE Classification Meals on Wheels
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 May, 1991
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
Not compensated -- Paul Hepfer Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$200,000 1.67% Mark Ryle Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Project Open Hand (CA) 86.12 three stars
Farm Aid (MA) 88.48 three stars
House of Bread (OH) 90.59 four stars
Food Pantries of the Capital District (NY) 87.48 three stars
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 97.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Project Open Hand
730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
tel: (415) 447-2300
fax: (415) 447-2490
EIN: 94-3023551

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Board Leadership

Mike Henry
Chair

CEO

Paul Hepfer
Chief Executive Officer

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