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International : Development and Relief Services

Feed My Starving Children

Turn Hunger into Hope with Your Own Two Hands

four stars

92.92

401 93rd Avenue NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433
tel: (763) 504-2919   Web Site
EIN: 41-1601449

Board Leadership
Dean Nadasdy
Board Chair

CEO
Mark Crea
CEO, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide. FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to an incredible network of partner organizations that distribute them to those in need. More than 1.3 million volunteers packed nearly 365 million FMSC meals in 2018. More than 91 percent of total donations go directly to feed kids.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide. FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to an incredible network of partner organizations that distribute them to those in need. More than 1.3 million volunteers packed nearly 365 million FMSC meals in 2018. More than 91 percent of total donations go directly to feed kids.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of volunteers
1,306,130
Number of organizational partners
78
Number of meals served or provided
347,747,000
Number of children fed daily
999,110
This impact information is current as of October 2019, 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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feed My Starving Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Feed My Starving Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Feed My Starving Children (MN) 92.92 four stars
Amoud Foundation (TX) 93.91 four stars
Assist International (CA) 90.71 four stars
Mercy Ships (TX) 90.67 four stars
Crisis Aid International (MO) 99.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,226,466
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,516,976
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $43,743,442
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $43,743,442
   Other Revenue $1,114,610
TOTAL REVENUE $44,858,052
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $40,633,548
   Administrative Expenses $3,171,071
   Fundraising Expenses $3,316,771
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,121,390
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,263,338
   
Net Assets $12,958,061

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Feed My Starving Children has received 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-02 12/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2018-02 12/21/2018 91.84 four stars
2017-02 03/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2016-02 02/01/2017 91.16 four stars
2015-02 06/01/2016 92.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-02 02/01/2016 99.14 four stars
2015-02 12/01/2015 97.04 four stars
2014-02 03/01/2015 99.16 four stars
2013-02 02/01/2014 99.05 four stars
2012-02 02/01/2013 99.08 four stars
2011-02 11/01/2011 99.14 four stars
2010-02 10/01/2011 99.25 four stars
2010-02 09/20/2011 97.07 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-02 06/01/2011 98.94 four stars
2009-02 07/01/2010 99.35 four stars
2008-02 10/01/2008 98.96 four stars
2007-02 12/15/2007 94.01 four stars
2006-02 02/01/2007 94.02 four stars
2005-02 01/01/2006 93.96 four stars
2004-02 09/01/2005 89.28 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 41-1601449
Name in IRS Master File FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 March, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End February
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • February, 2018
  • February, 2017
  • February, 2016
  • February, 2015
  • February, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$246,132 0.52% Mark Crea CEO

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Feed My Starving Children (MN) 92.92 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Feed My Starving Children
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
tel: (763) 504-2919
fax: (763) 504-5235
EIN: 41-1601449

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Board Leadership

Dean Nadasdy
Board Chair

CEO

Mark Crea
CEO, Executive Director

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