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

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Second Harvest Foodbank exists to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.

four stars

92.09

2802 Dairy Drive Madison, WI 53718
tel: (608) 223-9121   Web Site
EIN: 39-1490691

Board Leadership
Luke Hutchins
Chair

CEO
Michelle Orge
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.09 four stars
  Financial 88.82 three 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.

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin's largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for help each year. From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 14.2 million meals. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org.


Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin's largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for help each year. From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 14.2 million meals. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org.


Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: School Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and Partner Distribution
Program Name: School Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and Partner Distribution

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The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that serve meals and provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of food distribution programs are based on the cost of a meal relative to the cost that a food-secure person incurs to buy a meal in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin publicly reports the amount of food it provides.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the distribution of a meal from one nonprofit's food distribution program does not diminish the amount of food distributed by any other (neighboring) food distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of food distributed in the absence of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin’s food distribution program implies that the benefit of a meal to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in food provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.82

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)
94.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (WI) 92.09 four stars
Rock River Valley Pantry (IL) 88.35 three stars
Central Texas Food Bank (TX) 95.53 four stars
Ballard Food Bank (WA) 86.47 three stars
Loudoun Hunger Relief (VA) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,890,689
   Federated Campaigns $234,735
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $457,602
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $179,632
Total Contributions $29,762,658
   Program Service Revenue $1,670,573
Total Primary Revenue $31,433,231
   Other Revenue $-16,545
TOTAL REVENUE $31,416,686
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,229,077
   Administrative Expenses $641,305
   Fundraising Expenses $1,270,545
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,140,927
   
Payments to Affiliates $9,484
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,275,759
   
Net Assets $13,187,167

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 $27,871,533 98.7%
Food Share Outreach $357,544 1.3%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 92.09 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 96.55 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.95 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 96.92 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 90.15 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.65 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 96.41 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.45 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 93.96 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.68 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 96.02 four stars
2009-06 10/01/2010 92.94 four stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 91.93 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 94.58 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 92.11 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 94.56 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 88.59 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 39-1490691
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK OF SOUTHERN WISCONSIN
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 (569) Referral service (social agencies)
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, 1984
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$145,338 0.48% Dan Stein President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (WI) 92.09 four stars
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO) 91.91 four stars
Brazos Valley Food Bank (TX) 91.40 four stars
Island Harvest (NY) 91.67 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
2802 Dairy Drive
Madison, WI 53718
tel: (608) 223-9121
fax: (608) 223-9840
EIN: 39-1490691

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Board Leadership

Luke Hutchins
Chair

CEO

Michelle Orge
President, CEO

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