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WhyHunger

Finding answers for hunger and poverty

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three stars

89.02

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 89.02 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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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This impact information is current as of November 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. Impact information published on this organization's rating page has no effect on its rating at this time.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.3%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WhyHunger (NY) 89.02 three stars
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 90.69 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 89.63 three stars
City Year (MA) 92.78 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,384,357
   Federated Campaigns $8,296
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $324,731
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,717,384
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,717,384
   Other Revenue $182,071
TOTAL REVENUE $2,899,455
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,419,943
   Administrative Expenses $250,279
   Fundraising Expenses $209,689
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,879,911
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,544
   
Net Assets $1,743,449

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
Nourish $623,171 25.8%
Global Movements Program $604,235 25.0%
Artists Against Hunger and Poverty/Hungerthon $556,116 23.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,485 5.46% Noreen Springstead Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WhyHunger (NY) 89.02 three stars
Help the Children (CA) 87.62 three stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 92.92 four stars
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 90.58 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 89.63 three 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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