Disable all preview features

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

Rotary First Harvest

370 Million health serving for the hungry since 1982

two stars

74.75

1201 First Avenue S, Suite 327 Seattle, WA 98034
tel: (206) 236-0408   Web Site
EIN: 91-1229941

Board Leadership
Jim Tanasse
President

CEO
David Bobanick
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.75 two stars
  Financial 75.54 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, Rotary First Harvest connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and food banks for hunger relief. Food banks across Washington are serving millions of families and individuals who are struggling to put food on the table.

RFH's core work is to identify truckload-sized donations (typically 40,000 pounds) of produce from farmers, packing houses and processors, then arrange for donated or discounted trucking to deliver the produce to one of our hunger relief partners' distribution warehouses. From there, the produce is distributed to more than 450 hunger relief organizations.

Our Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) program has been named one of the most effective AmeriCorps programs in the nation, and with good reason. HAH places AmeriCorps*VISTA members (known as Harvest VISTA) directly at food bank and food pantry locations to develop gleaning and produce recovery programs that connect local small and medium scale farmers, volunteers and local hunger relief efforts.

Founded in 1982, Rotary First Harvest connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and food banks for hunger relief. Food banks across Washington are serving millions of families and individuals who are struggling to put food on the table.

RFH's core work is to identify truckload-sized donations (typically 40,000 pounds) of produce from farmers, packing houses and processors, then arrange for donated or discounted trucking to deliver the produce to one of our hunger relief partners' distribution warehouses. From there, the produce is distributed to more than 450 hunger relief organizations.

Our Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) program has been named one of the most effective AmeriCorps programs in the nation, and with good reason. HAH places AmeriCorps*VISTA members (known as Harvest VISTA) directly at food bank and food pantry locations to develop gleaning and produce recovery programs that connect local small and medium scale farmers, volunteers and local hunger relief efforts.

Financial

two stars

75.54

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
98.8%
  Administrative Expenses 0.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rotary First Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Rotary First Harvest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rotary First Harvest (WA) 74.75 two stars
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee (TN) 90.23 four stars
Feeding Tampa Bay (FL) 88.98 three stars
Yad Ezra (MI) 86.78 three stars
Birch Community Services (OR) 92.24 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,869,200
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,838
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $181,500
Total Contributions $11,056,538
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,056,538
   Other Revenue $101,436
TOTAL REVENUE $11,157,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,026,138
   Administrative Expenses $55,311
   Fundraising Expenses $91,879
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,173,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-15,354
   
Net Assets $261,519

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
Procurement and Distribution of Food $11,026,138 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 74.75 two stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 78.69 two stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 84.81 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.76 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 67.34 one star
2012-06 12/01/2013 67.29 one star
2012-06 05/01/2013 60.79 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-1229941
Name in IRS Master File ROTARY FIRST HARVEST
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 February, 1984
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,826 0.92% David Bobanick Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Rotary First Harvest (WA) 74.75 two stars
Arkansas Foodbank (AR) 90.22 four stars
Manna Food Center (MD) 95.70 four stars
Shared Harvest Foodbank (OH) 86.64 three stars
Hawaii Foodbank (HI) 91.86 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Rotary First Harvest
1201 First Avenue S, Suite 327
Seattle, WA 98034
tel: (206) 236-0408
EIN: 91-1229941

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Jim Tanasse
President

CEO

David Bobanick
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.