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Human Services : Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution

Idaho Foodbank

No one in Idaho will go hungry

four stars

98.23

3562 South TK Avenue Boise, ID 83705
tel: (208) 336-9643   Web Site
EIN: 82-0425400

Board Leadership
Steve Peterson
Chairman

CEO
Karen Vauk
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Idaho Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Idaho Foodbank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 98.23 four stars
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (AZ) 90.24 four stars
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance (AZ) 88.28 three stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio (OH) 89.16 three stars
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 85.32 three stars

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The Idaho Foodbank in an efficient and caring manner, provides food, information, and supportive services to hungry people through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations, and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food. The Foodbank has three central points in Idaho where donated food and merchandise is collected: Boise, Lewiston, and Pocatello. The food is than distributed to non-profit feeding programs.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,610,865
   Federated Campaigns $329,555
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $495,163
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $119,724
Total Contributions $32,555,307
   Program Service Revenue $91,396
Total Primary Revenue $32,646,703
   Other Revenue $319,183
TOTAL REVENUE $32,965,886
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,627,107
   Administrative Expenses $520,570
   Fundraising Expenses $1,071,130
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,218,807
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,747,079
   
Net Assets $11,069,481

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
Donated and Surplus Food $28,621,469 96.6%
Nutritional Services $1,005,638 3.4%

Ratings History
Idaho Foodbank has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-04 08/01/2016 98.23 four stars
2014-04 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 11/01/2015 97.89 four stars
2013-04 12/22/2014 97.56 four stars
2013-04 08/01/2014 96.26 four stars
2012-04 07/01/2013 97.73 four stars
2011-04 05/01/2012 97.77 four stars
2010-04 09/20/2011 96.38 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-04 04/01/2011 96.81 four stars
2009-04 05/01/2010 93.65 four stars
2008-04 06/01/2009 76.55 two stars
2007-04 06/01/2008 85.47 three stars
2006-04 02/01/2007 92.53 four stars
2005-04 03/01/2006 93.90 four stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 97.37 four 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 82-0425400
Name in IRS Master File IDAHO FOODBANK WAREHOUSE
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
  • April, 2012
  • April, 2011

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
$142,505 0.45% Karen L. Vauk President, CEO

The Idaho Foodbank in an efficient and caring manner, provides food, information, and supportive services to hungry people through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations, and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food. The Foodbank has three central points in Idaho where donated food and merchandise is collected: Boise, Lewiston, and Pocatello. The food is than distributed to non-profit feeding programs.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Idaho Foodbank (ID) 98.23 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 100.00 four stars
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (NJ) 90.72 four stars
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 97.17 four stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Idaho Foodbank
3562 South TK Avenue
Boise, ID 83705
tel: (208) 336-9643
fax: (208) 336-9692
EIN: 82-0425400

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Board Leadership

Steve Peterson
Chairman

CEO

Karen Vauk
President, CEO

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