Human Services : Homeless Services

SOME (So Others Might Eat)

Restoring hope and dignity one person at a time

four stars

93.72

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

Board Leadership
Sr. Mary Bader
Acting Chair

CEO
Fr. John Adams
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.72 four stars
  Financial 91.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
92.0%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.09
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,891,397
   Federated Campaigns $708,313
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,318,743
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,729,354
Total Contributions $22,647,807
   Program Service Revenue $8,500,897
Total Primary Revenue $31,148,704
   Other Revenue $2,238,101
TOTAL REVENUE $33,386,805
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,617,086
   Administrative Expenses $653,130
   Fundraising Expenses $2,074,257
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,344,473
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,042,332
   
Net Assets $82,468,250

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$219,512 0.77% Richard Gerlach Executive Director

Mission

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.

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SOME (So Others Might Eat) (DC) 93.72 four stars
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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
Acting Chair

CEO

Fr. John Adams
President and CEO