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WhyHunger

Finding answers for hunger and poverty

four stars

94.35

505 Eighth Avenue Suite 2100
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 629-8850   Web Site
EIN: 13-2805575

Board Leadership
Seth Saltzman
Chair

CEO
Noreen Springstead
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35 four stars
  Financial 92.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, WhyHunger (aka World Hunger Year) is a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. WhyHunger advances long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance, i.e., offering job training, education and after school programs; increasing access to housing and healthcare; providing microcredit and entrepreneurial opportunities; teaching people to grow their own food; and assisting small farmers. WhyHunger connects these organizations to funders, media and legislators. At WhyHunger, we envision a world without hunger and poverty. If we can shift the prevailing viewpoint on why hunger and poverty exist, then we can influence the policymakers and put an end to this human tragedy.

Founded in 1975, WhyHunger (aka World Hunger Year) is a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. WhyHunger advances long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance, i.e., offering job training, education and after school programs; increasing access to housing and healthcare; providing microcredit and entrepreneurial opportunities; teaching people to grow their own food; and assisting small farmers. WhyHunger connects these organizations to funders, media and legislators. At WhyHunger, we envision a world without hunger and poverty. If we can shift the prevailing viewpoint on why hunger and poverty exist, then we can influence the policymakers and put an end to this human tragedy.

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Financial

four stars

92.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WhyHunger on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WhyHunger on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WhyHunger (NY) 94.35 four stars
Habitat for Humanity International (GA) 86.18 three stars
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort (TN) 85.15 three stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 90.78 four stars
Feeding America (IL) 94.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,029,979
   Federated Campaigns $1,546
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $345,548
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,377,073
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,377,073
   Other Revenue $49,393
TOTAL REVENUE $3,426,466
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,859,363
   Administrative Expenses $165,056
   Fundraising Expenses $314,415
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,338,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $87,632
   
Net Assets $1,808,535

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
Global Movements Program $906,143 31.7%
Artists Against Hunger and Poverty/Hungerthon $550,198 19.2%
Nourish $804,592 28.1%

Ratings History
WhyHunger has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2019 94.35 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.41 four stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 89.02 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 89.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 89.05 three stars
2014-03 09/01/2015 84.71 three stars
2013-03 07/01/2014 90.22 four stars
2012-03 03/01/2013 96.21 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 94.78 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 90.83 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 91.76 four stars
2009-03 08/01/2010 84.13 three stars
2008-03 03/01/2009 89.82 three stars
2007-03 05/01/2008 84.11 three stars
2006-03 07/01/2007 88.46 three stars
2005-03 02/01/2006 85.86 three stars
2004-03 02/01/2005 82.29 three stars
2003-03 03/01/2004 72.10 two stars
2002-03 04/15/2003 82.63 three 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 13-2805575
Name in IRS Master File WHYHUNGER INC
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
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, 1975
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,349 5.19% Noreen Springstead Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WhyHunger (NY) 94.35 four stars
SBP (LA) 100.00 four stars
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort (TN) 85.15 three stars
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response (MA) 100.00 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WhyHunger
505 Eighth Avenue
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 629-8850
fax: (212) 465-9274
EIN: 13-2805575

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Board Leadership

Seth Saltzman
Chair

CEO

Noreen Springstead
Executive Director

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