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

The Redwood Empire Food Bank

To end hunger in our community.

four stars

96.94

3990 Brickway Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95403
tel: (707) 523-7900   Web Site
EIN: 68-0121855

Board Leadership
Brendan Kunkle
President

CEO
David Goodman
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.94 four stars
  Financial 95.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is to end hunger in our community. Founded in 1987, REFB is Sonoma County's largest hunger-relief organization. We acquire food and distribute it through a network of charitable agencies and our own food assistance programs, and also provide food to Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties through smaller food banks. In addition, the REFB advocates for effective legislation that will provide long-term solutions to hunger in our community. During fiscal year 2011-2012, over 13 million pounds of food was distributed to feed 78,000 people in need of food assistance each month.

The mission of The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is to end hunger in our community. Founded in 1987, REFB is Sonoma County's largest hunger-relief organization. We acquire food and distribute it through a network of charitable agencies and our own food assistance programs, and also provide food to Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties through smaller food banks. In addition, the REFB advocates for effective legislation that will provide long-term solutions to hunger in our community. During fiscal year 2011-2012, over 13 million pounds of food was distributed to feed 78,000 people in need of food assistance each month.

Financial

four stars

95.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
96.1%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Redwood Empire Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Redwood Empire Food Bank on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 96.94 four stars
Central Illinois Foodbank (IL) 97.24 four stars
Westmoreland County Food Bank (PA) 90.51 four stars
Community Table (CO) 92.29 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,056,807
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $551,025
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,143,504
Total Contributions $29,751,336
   Program Service Revenue $1,221,284
Total Primary Revenue $30,972,620
   Other Revenue $4,950
TOTAL REVENUE $30,977,570
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $30,093,543
   Administrative Expenses $714,102
   Fundraising Expenses $860,092
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,667,737
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-690,167
   
Net Assets $15,320,623

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
Food Distribution $30,093,543 100.0%

Ratings History
The Redwood Empire Food Bank has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.94 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 99.47 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 97.12 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 96.75 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 96.11 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 95.25 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 93.18 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 94.62 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 96.97 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.16 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 97.15 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 94.46 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2008 93.75 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 93.92 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 94.67 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 94.78 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 68-0121855
Name in IRS Master File REDWOOD EMPIRE FOOD BANK
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]
Ruling Date November, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,000 0.55% David J. Goodman Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (CA) 96.94 four stars
Clark County Food Bank (WA) 99.08 four stars
All Faiths Food Bank (FL) 91.45 four stars
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (VA) 91.30 four stars
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (CA) 87.69 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Redwood Empire Food Bank
3990 Brickway Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
tel: (707) 523-7900
fax: (707) 523-7901
EIN: 68-0121855

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Board Leadership

Brendan Kunkle
President

CEO

David Goodman
Executive Director

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