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SOME (So Others Might Eat)

Restoring hope and dignity one person at a time

94.35

71 O Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 797-8806   Web Site
EIN: 23-7098123

Board Leadership
Sr. Mary Bader
Chair

CEO
Ralph Boyd
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.35
  Financial 92.01
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SOME (So Others Might Eat) was founded by Father Horace McKenna, S.J. and an interfaith group of priests, ministers, and lay persons in 1970 to help feed the city's destitute citizens. Today, SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.

SOME (So Others Might Eat) was founded by Father Horace McKenna, S.J. and an interfaith group of priests, ministers, and lay persons in 1970 to help feed the city's destitute citizens. Today, SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.

Financial

92.01

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.72
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SOME (So Others Might Eat) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SOME (So Others Might Eat) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SOME (So Others Might Eat) (DC) 94.35
Volunteer Ministry Center (TN) 96.45
The Action Center (CO) 89.39
Siena Francis House (NE) 96.30
Home for Families (OH) 97.22

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,685,635
   Federated Campaigns $498,725
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,426,415
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,610,775
   Program Service Revenue $8,959,332
Total Primary Revenue $30,570,107
   Other Revenue $832,568
TOTAL REVENUE $31,402,675
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,767,887
   Administrative Expenses $2,019,342
   Fundraising Expenses $1,871,263
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,658,492
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,255,817
   
Net Assets $83,666,737

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
Affordable Housing Services $13,439,300 46.7%
Health Services $6,931,556 24.1%
Addiction Treatment and Mental Heath Services $5,635,279 19.6%

Ratings History
SOME (So Others Might Eat) has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 94.35
2018-12 06/01/2020 96.11
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.72
2017-12 03/01/2019 93.11
2016-12 06/01/2018 95.48
2015-12 11/01/2017 95.77
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 99.57
2014-12 12/22/2015 97.13
2013-12 06/01/2015 97.12
2012-12 03/01/2014 98.31
2011-12 07/01/2013 92.80
2011-12 03/01/2013 92.26
2010-12 06/01/2012 96.48
2009-06 09/20/2011 99.23
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 98.91
2008-06 08/01/2009 96.38
2007-06 10/01/2008 96.41
2006-06 05/01/2007 92.19
2005-06 09/01/2006 85.58

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7098123
Name in IRS Master File SOME INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 July, 1971
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
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$66,378 0.20% Father John Adams President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$175,971 0.53% Scott Powell Outgoing CFO
$168,543 0.51% Suzanne Bond CAO
$161,339 0.49% Jacqueline You Director of Oral Health

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SOME (So Others Might Eat) (DC) 94.35
On The Rise (MA) 90.70
Pine Street Inn (MA) 91.32
Larkin Street Youth Services (CA) 92.80
The Shade Tree (NV) 87.34

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Charity Contact Info

SOME (So Others Might Eat)
71 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 797-8806
fax: (202) 265-3849
EIN: 23-7098123

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Board Leadership

Sr. Mary Bader
Chair

CEO

Ralph Boyd
President and CEO

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