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

Long Island Cares

Working to end hunger on Long Island since 1980

four stars

91.43

Ten Davids Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788
tel: (631) 582-3663   Web Site
EIN: 11-2524512

Board Leadership
Sandy Chapin
Chairperson

CEO
Paule Pachter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.43 four stars
  Financial 90.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
93.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Island Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Island Cares on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.43 four stars
Food Finders (CA) 89.52 three stars
Alameda County Community Food Bank (CA) 97.17 four stars
Manna on Main Street (PA) 91.37 four stars
Arvada Community Food Bank (CO) 88.17 three stars

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Long Island Cares is a community based organization working in partnership with other charitable agencies to fight hunger in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are the leading anti-hunger organization and the only food bank on Long Island. Long Island Cares was founded in 1980 by the late singer/activist Harry Chapin in response to the immediate needs of hungry Long Islanders. Long Island Cares provides emergency food where and when it is needed, sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educates the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,697,250
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $74,902
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,727,987
Total Contributions $14,500,139
   Program Service Revenue $643,324
Total Primary Revenue $15,143,463
   Other Revenue $200,050
TOTAL REVENUE $15,343,513
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,526,608
   Administrative Expenses $712,479
   Fundraising Expenses $402,845
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,641,932
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $701,581
   
Net Assets $9,058,476

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
Harry Chapin Food Bank $12,649,364 93.5%
The Community Outreach Programs $877,244 6.5%

Ratings History
Long Island Cares has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.43 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.30 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 94.11 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 97.79 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 97.66 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.23 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 96.57 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.97 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 87.23 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 94.19 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 80.24 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 74.80 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 69.07 one star
2004-12 07/01/2006 81.33 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 11-2524512
Name in IRS Master File LONG ISLAND CARES INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(149) Other instruction and training
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 June, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$180,313 1.23% Paule Pachter Chief Executive Officer

Long Island Cares is a community based organization working in partnership with other charitable agencies to fight hunger in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are the leading anti-hunger organization and the only food bank on Long Island. Long Island Cares was founded in 1980 by the late singer/activist Harry Chapin in response to the immediate needs of hungry Long Islanders. Long Island Cares provides emergency food where and when it is needed, sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educates the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Island Cares (NY) 91.43 four stars
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (OH) 85.41 three stars
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (OK) 100.00 four stars
Feeding South Florida (FL) 94.69 four stars
North Texas Food Bank (TX) 92.92 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Long Island Cares
Ten Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
tel: (631) 582-3663
fax: (631) 273-2184
EIN: 11-2524512

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Board Leadership

Sandy Chapin
Chairperson

CEO

Paule Pachter
Executive Director

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