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Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

Delivering meals and so much more

four stars

92.77

5740 Airport Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76117
tel: (817) 336-0912   Web Site
EIN: 75-1568798

Board Leadership
Todd Webster
Board Chair

CEO
Carla Jutson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.77 four stars
  Financial 92.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1973, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (MOWI) has provided hot, nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. The meals, daily contact by caring volunteers and professional case management allow frail, homebound persons to remain in their own homes, where they want to be. Today, a volunteer force of 5,200 delivers to 4,300 people who truly need our help in neighborhoods throughout Tarrant County. Volunteers also deliver blankets, fans, supplemental groceries, medical equipment, microwave ovens, and other items essential to help a client maintain their independence. In addition, MOWI provides professional case management to thousands of frail and isolated persons each year. In addition to meals, the agency has 2 outcome based health programs to assist clients with chronic disease management, medication management, and goal setting to improve overall health.

Since 1973, Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (MOWI) has provided hot, nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. The meals, daily contact by caring volunteers and professional case management allow frail, homebound persons to remain in their own homes, where they want to be. Today, a volunteer force of 5,200 delivers to 4,300 people who truly need our help in neighborhoods throughout Tarrant County. Volunteers also deliver blankets, fans, supplemental groceries, medical equipment, microwave ovens, and other items essential to help a client maintain their independence. In addition, MOWI provides professional case management to thousands of frail and isolated persons each year. In addition to meals, the agency has 2 outcome based health programs to assist clients with chronic disease management, medication management, and goal setting to improve overall health.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of clients served
4,298
Number of volunteers
5,258
% of Clients reporting improved nutritional status since receiving home-delivered meals
98
% of Clients reporting improved physical health status since receiving home-delivered meals
96
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.73
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Envelopes provided with space for comments
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
The most frequent changes made based on feedback relate to items included on the menu Overall, our clients are quite happy with the service they receive, the volunteers visiting each day, their case managers, and the office staff who make phone calls to check on their well-being
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (TX) 92.77 four stars
House of Bread (OH) 90.59 four stars
Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis, Inc. (MO) 86.81 three stars
Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (CT) 91.16 four stars
Meals on Wheels of Wake County (NC) 86.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,595,365
   Federated Campaigns $460,069
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $50,543
   Related Organizations $136,500
   Government Grants $3,289,373
Total Contributions $6,531,850
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,531,850
   Other Revenue $168,372
TOTAL REVENUE $6,700,222
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,751,168
   Administrative Expenses $491,211
   Fundraising Expenses $359,839
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,602,218
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $98,004
   
Net Assets $11,918,517

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
Prepare and Deliver Meals $5,751,168 100.0%

Ratings History
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 92.77 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 98.79 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 95.28 four stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 92.32 four stars
2015-09 09/01/2016 90.86 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 93.95 four stars
2013-09 08/01/2015 92.20 four stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 90.76 four stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 88.98 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 91.05 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 93.08 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 94.50 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 96.13 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 93.69 four stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 88.74 three stars
2006-09 08/01/2007 86.15 three stars
2005-09 02/01/2007 85.66 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 75-1568798
Name in IRS Master File MEALS-ON-WHEELS INC OF TARRANT
NTEE Code K36
NTEE Classification Meals on Wheels
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 October, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,772 1.98% Carla Jutson President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (TX) 92.77 four stars
MANNA (PA) 91.58 four stars
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 90.50 four stars
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee (FL) 85.85 three stars
ICA (MN) 87.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
5740 Airport Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76117
tel: (817) 336-0912
fax: (817) 338-1066
EIN: 75-1568798

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Board Leadership

Todd Webster
Board Chair

CEO

Carla Jutson
President & CEO

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