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Human Services : Social Services

Community Servings

Food Heals

four stars

90.22

18 Marbury Terrace Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-7777   Web Site
EIN: 22-3154028

Board Leadership
Karen Bressler
Chair

CEO
David B. Waters
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.22 four stars
  Financial 88.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

88.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2016 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.61
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Servings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Community Servings on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Servings (MA) 90.22 four stars
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (TX) 92.32 four stars
House of Bread (OH) 91.68 four stars
Open Arms of Minnesota (MN) 88.22 three stars
Meals on Wheels Central Texas (TX) 90.34 four stars

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Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout Eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. We provide our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, preserve the integrity of their families, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and send the message that someone cares.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,374,653
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,036,060
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,509,333
Total Contributions $5,920,046
   Program Service Revenue $554,464
Total Primary Revenue $6,474,510
   Other Revenue $190,556
TOTAL REVENUE $6,665,066
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,119,563
   Administrative Expenses $620,448
   Fundraising Expenses $546,064
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,286,075
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,378,991
   
Net Assets $3,154,407

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 and Nutrition $3,897,921 94.6%
Workforce Development $221,642 5.4%

Ratings History
Community Servings has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 09/01/2016 90.22 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.79 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 94.89 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 98.74 four stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 93.00 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 89.75 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.70 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 91.24 four stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 91.00 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 87.83 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 22-3154028
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY SERVINGS INC
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
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 April, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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
$185,181 3.50% David Waters Chief Executive Officer

Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout Eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. We provide our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity, preserve the integrity of their families, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, and send the message that someone cares.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Community Servings (MA) 90.22 four stars
FamilyWorks (WA) 92.27 four stars
Citymeals-on-Wheels (NY) 94.88 four stars
Help From People to People (NY) 92.92 four stars
House of Bread (OH) 91.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Community Servings
18 Marbury Terrace
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
tel: (617) 522-7777
fax: (617) 522-7770
EIN: 22-3154028

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Board Leadership

Karen Bressler
Chair

CEO

David B. Waters
Chief Executive Officer

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