Disable all preview features

Human Services : Social Services

Mama's Kitchen

Nourishing the heart, one meal at a time

three stars

85.24

3960 Home Avenue San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 233-6262   Web Site
EIN: 33-0434246

Board Leadership
Scott Walls
President

CEO
Alberto Cortés
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.24 three stars
  Financial 79.14 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mama's Kitchen is the only organization in San Diego County delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to individuals and families vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer, or other critical illnesses, for every day of the year, on a county-wide basis, free of charge.

Founded in 1990, Mama's Kitchen delivers nourishment, hope and a helping hand to people battling malnutrition and hunger, isolation and a life-threatening illness.

In addition, Mama's Kitchen provides a free pantry program for low-income, HIV positive people who are strong enough to provide for themselves, but who cannot afford to purchase groceries regularly.

Mama's Kitchen is committed to fighting HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other critical illnesses through the power of nutrition. Approximately 1,431 volunteers join 29 paid employees to provide health and hope to an estimated 2,000 San Diego County residents annually.

Mama's Kitchen is the only organization in San Diego County delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to individuals and families vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer, or other critical illnesses, for every day of the year, on a county-wide basis, free of charge.

Founded in 1990, Mama's Kitchen delivers nourishment, hope and a helping hand to people battling malnutrition and hunger, isolation and a life-threatening illness.

In addition, Mama's Kitchen provides a free pantry program for low-income, HIV positive people who are strong enough to provide for themselves, but who cannot afford to purchase groceries regularly.

Mama's Kitchen is committed to fighting HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other critical illnesses through the power of nutrition. Approximately 1,431 volunteers join 29 paid employees to provide health and hope to an estimated 2,000 San Diego County residents annually.

Financial

two stars

79.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.51
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mama's Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mama's Kitchen on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mama's Kitchen (CA) 85.24 three stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 88.53 three stars
The Hunger Coalition (ID) 100.00 four stars
Project Angel Food (CA) 93.81 four stars
Meals on Wheels People (OR) 95.10 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,140,706
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $373,468
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $765,548
Total Contributions $3,279,722
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,279,722
   Other Revenue $78,589
TOTAL REVENUE $3,358,311
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,978,343
   Administrative Expenses $147,918
   Fundraising Expenses $463,382
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,589,643
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $768,668
   
Net Assets $3,887,131

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
Delivery of Free Meals $1,978,343 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 85.24 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 78.16 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 78.24 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 79.39 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.74 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 78.89 two stars
2014-12 02/01/2016 78.71 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.79 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 84.00 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 77.79 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 84.98 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.42 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 80.60 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 82.20 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 92.42 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 92.89 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 91.69 four stars
2004-12 09/01/2005 84.73 three stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 83.57 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 78.64 two 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 33-0434246
Name in IRS Master File MAMAS KITCHEN
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 May, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,286 4.79% Alberto Cortes Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mama's Kitchen (CA) 85.24 three stars
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 90.11 four stars
CEAP (MN) 89.50 three stars
Blessings in A Backpack (KY) 93.00 four stars
Friendship Trays (NC) 89.86 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Mama's Kitchen
3960 Home Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 233-6262
fax: (619) 233-6283
EIN: 33-0434246

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Scott Walls
President

CEO

Alberto Cortés
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.