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

Food Bank for Larimer County

Providing hunger relief for those in need

97.51

1301 Blue Spruce Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524
tel: (970) 493-4477   Web Site
EIN: 74-2336171

Board Leadership
Kevin Shaw
Chair

CEO
Amy Pezzani
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.51
  Financial 96.48
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

96.48

Accountability & Transparency

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)
96.0%
  Administrative Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for Larimer County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Food Bank for Larimer County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 97.51
Food Pantry of Waukesha County (WI) 88.16
East Texas Food Bank (TX) 94.88
Community Food Share (CO) 98.08
Feeding South Florida (FL) 94.69

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In 1984, the Food Bank for Larimer County was founded to avoid duplication of food collection and distribution efforts by nonprofit agencies. Our mission is to reduce hunger through programs that collect, process, store and distribute food to individuals and in cooperation with agencies that serve those in need. We are the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated and rescued food in Larimer County. In 2007, we reduced hunger by distributing 5.6 million pounds of donated and surplus food from the food industry, government commodities, food drives and other sources to disadvantaged Larimer County residents. These residents represent single-parent families, the working poor, senior citizens, youth in crisis, the disabled and the homeless.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,343,503
   Federated Campaigns $413,080
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $227,456
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $150,969
Total Contributions $19,135,008
   Program Service Revenue $161,916
Total Primary Revenue $19,296,924
   Other Revenue $219,789
TOTAL REVENUE $19,516,713
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,389,871
   Administrative Expenses $310,537
   Fundraising Expenses $460,846
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,161,254
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $355,459
   
Net Assets $7,738,531

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
Collection, Process, Store & Distribute Food $18,389,871 100.0%

Ratings History
Food Bank for Larimer County has received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 97.51
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.67
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 95.56
2013-06 06/01/2014 90.29
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.95
2011-06 06/01/2012 97.85
2011-06 05/01/2012 92.92
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.88
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 98.88
2009-06 06/01/2010 99.71
2008-06 05/01/2009 96.18
2007-06 04/01/2008 95.94
2006-06 02/01/2007 96.22
2005-06 03/01/2006 97.15
2004-06 03/01/2005 97.29
2003-06 04/01/2004 95.41

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-2336171
Name in IRS Master File FOOD BANK FOR LARIMER COUNTY
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 (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 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
$116,016 0.60% Amy Pezzani Executive Director

In 1984, the Food Bank for Larimer County was founded to avoid duplication of food collection and distribution efforts by nonprofit agencies. Our mission is to reduce hunger through programs that collect, process, store and distribute food to individuals and in cooperation with agencies that serve those in need. We are the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated and rescued food in Larimer County. In 2007, we reduced hunger by distributing 5.6 million pounds of donated and surplus food from the food industry, government commodities, food drives and other sources to disadvantaged Larimer County residents. These residents represent single-parent families, the working poor, senior citizens, youth in crisis, the disabled and the homeless.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Food Bank for Larimer County (CO) 97.51
Northeast Iowa Food Bank (IA) 96.11
Mid-Ohio Foodbank (OH) 98.23
Kansas Food Bank (KS) 97.40
Feeding America Southwest Virginia (VA) 90.91

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Charity Contact Info

Food Bank for Larimer County
1301 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
tel: (970) 493-4477
fax: (970) 493-5122
EIN: 74-2336171

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Board Leadership

Kevin Shaw
Chair

CEO

Amy Pezzani
Executive Director

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