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

98.23

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 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 Information

This charity has reported a measure of cost-effectiveness: how much impact (per dollar) your donation will have on the charity's social outcome. The cost-effectiveness calculation was performed using protocols developed by ImpactMatters, an independent auditor of philanthropic impact.

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Program Name: Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
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.
Impact Assessment
5/5
Assessment Benchmark
Impact assessments 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 a 5/5 assessment if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a 4/5 assessment if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a 3/5 assessment.
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 November 2019, 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,522,324
   Federated Campaigns $226,879
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $451,359
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $147,385
Total Contributions $32,347,947
   Program Service Revenue $1,564,341
Total Primary Revenue $33,912,288
   Other Revenue $115,346
TOTAL REVENUE $34,027,634
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,774,419
   Administrative Expenses $609,184
   Fundraising Expenses $1,091,441
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,475,044
   
Payments to Affiliates $9,248
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $552,590
   
Net Assets $11,741,112

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,938 0.40% Dan Stein President, CEO

Mission

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.


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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (WI) 98.23 four stars
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MANNA FoodBank (NC) 100.00 four stars
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OK) 92.65 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