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Bread for the City

Comprehensive support for DC residents living with low income

four stars

92.59

NW Center: 1525 Seventh Street NW SE Center: 1640 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 265-2400   Web Site
EIN: 52-1138207

Board Leadership
Jonathan Fee
President

CEO
George A. Jones
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.59 four stars
  Financial 89.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop their power to determine the future of their own communities. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy. We work to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.

The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop their power to determine the future of their own communities. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy. We work to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.

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Financial

three stars

89.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bread for the City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bread for the City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bread for the City (DC) 92.59 four stars
Memorial Assistance Ministries (TX) 100.00 four stars
Philanthropy Ohio (OH) 86.28 three stars
Place of Forsyth County (GA) 92.22 four stars
ICNA Relief USA (NY) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,366,567
   Federated Campaigns $119,095
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $970,312
   Related Organizations $75,240
   Government Grants $3,041,954
Total Contributions $12,573,168
   Program Service Revenue $1,015,833
Total Primary Revenue $13,589,001
   Other Revenue $6,209,531
TOTAL REVENUE $19,798,532
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,112,599
   Administrative Expenses $395,869
   Fundraising Expenses $1,062,371
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,570,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,227,693
   
Net Assets $15,870,727

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
Medical Clinic and Services $3,104,796 30.7%
Food Pantry $2,605,434 25.8%
Social Services $2,175,046 21.5%

Ratings History
Bread for the City has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 92.59 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 92.61 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 92.92 four stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 91.16 four stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 90.71 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.50 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 90.94 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.46 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 93.68 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.54 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 94.36 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 97.66 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 90.93 four stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 77.25 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 82.62 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 76.24 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 88.82 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 89.74 three stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 75.56 two 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 52-1138207
Name in IRS Master File BREAD FOR THE CITY INC
NTEE Code K30
NTEE Classification Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
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 January, 1979
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,439 1.60% George Jones Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bread for the City (DC) 92.59 four stars
South Hills Interfaith Movement (PA) 89.55 three stars
Crossroads of Michigan (MI) 89.70 three stars
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (GA) 89.52 three stars
Community Family Life Services (DC) 90.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bread for the City
NW Center: 1525 Seventh Street NW
SE Center: 1640 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20001
tel: (202) 265-2400
EIN: 52-1138207

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Board Leadership

Jonathan Fee
President

CEO

George A. Jones
Chief Executive Officer

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