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

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Together we can solve hunger.

four stars

90.16

1700 West Fond du Lac Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53205
tel: (800) 236-1208   Web Site
EIN: 39-1384593

Board Leadership
Andy Schlesinger
Board Chairman

CEO
Patti Habeck
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.16 four stars
  Financial 88.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest, private, nonprofit hunger relief organization in the state with locations in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. Founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a local and independent member of the Feeding America network. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collaborates with more than 570 partner hunger relief organizations, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and community-based mobile pantries to provide 20 million meals annually to 377,000 people across 36 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin also supports programs that improve food security for people in need, advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively to solve hunger.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest, private, nonprofit hunger relief organization in the state with locations in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. Founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a local and independent member of the Feeding America network. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collaborates with more than 570 partner hunger relief organizations, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and community-based mobile pantries to provide 20 million meals annually to 377,000 people across 36 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin also supports programs that improve food security for people in need, advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively to solve hunger.

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: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Program Activities
Feeding America Eastern 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 Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Feeding America Eastern 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 Feeding America Eastern 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 April 2020, 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

three stars

88.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
97.3%
  Administrative Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 90.16 four stars
St. Louis Area Foodbank (MO) 96.39 four stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 87.37 three stars
The Foodbank of Southern California (CA) 94.27 four stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (TN) 91.35 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $56,692,077
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $127,775
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $82,561
Total Contributions $56,902,413
   Program Service Revenue $1,845,536
Total Primary Revenue $58,747,949
   Other Revenue $418,700
TOTAL REVENUE $59,166,649
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $60,716,744
   Administrative Expenses $556,624
   Fundraising Expenses $947,750
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $62,221,118
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,054,469
   
Net Assets $14,647,803

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 Distribution $60,716,744 100.0%

Ratings History
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.16 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.65 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.63 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.20 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 91.52 four stars
2014-06 04/01/2015 94.00 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 96.53 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 94.66 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 96.53 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 97.16 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 89.80 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.02 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 03/01/2010 79.57 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 80.61 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 76.10 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 81.01 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 95.85 four 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 39-1384593
Name in IRS Master File FEEDING AMERICA EASTERN WISCONSIN INC
NTEE Code K31
NTEE Classification Food Banks, Food Pantries
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(429) Other inner city or community benefit 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 September, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,128 0.22% Patricia M. Habeck President
Other Salaries of Note
$68,250 0.10% Charles Mclimans Former President
$42,789 0.06% Henrik Clausen Interim President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 90.16 four stars
Oregon Food Bank (OR) 91.04 four stars
Lowcountry Food Bank (SC) 90.85 four stars
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (OH) 95.94 four stars
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (VA) 91.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
1700 West Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
tel: (800) 236-1208
fax: (414) 931-1996
EIN: 39-1384593

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Board Leadership

Andy Schlesinger
Board Chairman

CEO

Patti Habeck
President

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