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Food & Friends

Delivering hope, one meal at a time

three stars

88.80

219 Riggs Road, NE Washington, DC 20011
tel: (202) 269-2277   Web Site
EIN: 52-1648941

Board Leadership
David A. Berg
President

CEO
Craig M. Shniderman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.80 three stars
  Financial 84.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

84.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food & Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food & Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food & Friends (DC) 88.80 three stars
Project Angel Heart (CO) 94.39 four stars
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (CA) 90.21 four stars
MANNA (PA) 85.46 three stars
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County (CA) 90.94 four stars

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Food & Friends fosters a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. Food & Friends is the only organization in the Washington, DC, area providing specialized, nutritious meals, groceries, nutrition counseling and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Food & Friends' chefs and dietitians design meals that meet the special dietary needs of persons living with a broad range of illnesses. Since our inception, Food & Friends has provided more than 18 million meals to more than 26,000 individuals. In 2014, Food & Friends served serve more than 1.2 million meals to more than 3,200 people.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,055,635
   Federated Campaigns $229,998
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,275,132
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,346,288
Total Contributions $8,907,053
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,907,053
   Other Revenue $174,981
TOTAL REVENUE $9,082,034
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,116,876
   Administrative Expenses $325,738
   Fundraising Expenses $1,319,580
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,762,194
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $319,840
   
Net Assets $10,800,319

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
Home-delivered Meals $6,586,113 92.5%
Nutritious Counseling $530,763 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.80 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 89.31 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.59 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.95 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 89.89 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 84.87 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 82.63 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.13 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 80.52 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 93.20 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.24 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 87.77 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 73.01 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 75.53 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 81.92 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 52-1648941
Name in IRS Master File FOOD & FRIENDS INC
NTEE Code G81
NTEE Classification AIDS
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (916) Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, 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]
Ruling Date October, 1990
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$386,155 4.40% Craig M. Shniderman Executive Director

Food & Friends fosters a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. Food & Friends is the only organization in the Washington, DC, area providing specialized, nutritious meals, groceries, nutrition counseling and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Food & Friends' chefs and dietitians design meals that meet the special dietary needs of persons living with a broad range of illnesses. Since our inception, Food & Friends has provided more than 18 million meals to more than 26,000 individuals. In 2014, Food & Friends served serve more than 1.2 million meals to more than 3,200 people.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food & Friends (DC) 88.80 three stars
Valley Outreach (MN) 90.71 four stars
Martha's Kitchen (CA) 92.22 four stars
Food For Thought (CA) 91.10 four stars
ICA (MN) 92.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Food & Friends
219 Riggs Road, NE
Washington, DC 20011
tel: (202) 269-2277
fax: (202) 635-4265
TTY: (202) 855-1234
EIN: 52-1648941

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Board Leadership

David A. Berg
President

CEO

Craig M. Shniderman
Executive Director

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