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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

WhyHunger

Finding answers for hunger and poverty

89.11

505 Eighth Avenue Suite 2100
New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 548-6479   Web Site
EIN: 13-2805575

Board Leadership
Brian McMorrow
Chair

CEO
Noreen Springstead
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.11
  Financial 84.61
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

84.61

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
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) 89.11
New York Cares (NY) 85.49
All Hands Volunteers (MA) 96.66
Convoy of Hope (MO) 94.69
Help the Children (CA) 87.62

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,091,563
   Federated Campaigns $17,768
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $221,866
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $338,305
Total Contributions $2,669,502
   Program Service Revenue $346,679
Total Primary Revenue $3,016,181
   Other Revenue $391,971
TOTAL REVENUE $3,408,152
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,604,408
   Administrative Expenses $126,896
   Fundraising Expenses $271,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,003,112
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $405,040
   
Net Assets $1,599,118

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
National Hunger Clearinghouse $763,330 29.3%
Global Movements Program $560,177 21.5%
Artists Against Hunger and Poverty/Hungerthon $626,718 24.1%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-03 06/01/2016 89.11
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 89.05
2014-03 09/01/2015 84.71
2013-03 07/01/2014 90.22
2012-03 03/01/2013 96.21
2011-03 05/01/2012 94.78
2010-03 09/20/2011 90.83
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 91.76
2009-03 08/01/2010 84.13
2008-03 03/01/2009 89.82
2007-03 05/01/2008 84.11
2006-03 07/01/2007 88.46
2005-03 02/01/2006 85.86
2004-03 02/01/2005 82.29
2003-03 03/01/2004 72.10
2002-03 04/15/2003 82.63

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)
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  • December, 2015
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 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
$130,500 4.34% Noreen Springstead Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$132,671 4.41% William Ayres Former Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WhyHunger (NY) 89.11
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers (NY) 92.92
All Hands Volunteers (MA) 96.66
Help the Children (CA) 87.62
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 94.02

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Charity Contact Info

WhyHunger
505 Eighth Avenue
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10018
tel: (800) 548-6479
fax: (212) 465-9274
EIN: 13-2805575

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Board Leadership

Brian McMorrow
Chair

CEO

Noreen Springstead
Executive Director

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