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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Inspire Brands Foundation

Nourishing strong futures

four stars

98.21

3 Glenlake Parkway 14th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30328
tel: (678) 514-6918   Web Site
EIN: 58-1692997

Board Leadership
Chris Fuller
Chairman

CEO
Paul Brown
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.21 four stars
  Financial 97.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Inspire Brands Foundation, the independent charitable arm of Inspire Brands, helps nourish strong futures through strategic national and community partnerships. Across the country, the Inspire Brands Foundation does business as the Arby's Foundation, the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation and the Sonic Foundation, respectively. Since its inception in 2018, the Inspire Brands Foundation and its subsidiaries have contributed more than $10 million to youth-related causes in the U.S. The Inspire Brands Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Inspire Brands Foundation, the independent charitable arm of Inspire Brands, helps nourish strong futures through strategic national and community partnerships. Across the country, the Inspire Brands Foundation does business as the Arby's Foundation, the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation and the Sonic Foundation, respectively. Since its inception in 2018, the Inspire Brands Foundation and its subsidiaries have contributed more than $10 million to youth-related causes in the U.S. The Inspire Brands Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Financial

four stars

97.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 20.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inspire Brands Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inspire Brands Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inspire Brands Foundation (GA) 98.21 four stars
Community Partners of Dallas (TX) 88.11 three stars
Center for Developmental Services (SC) 94.69 four stars
SAFEchild (NC) 94.34 four stars
United Methodist Children's Home (AL) 92.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,422,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,163,819
   Related Organizations $100,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,686,694
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,686,694
   Other Revenue $86,228
TOTAL REVENUE $7,772,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,580,240
   Administrative Expenses $526,434
   Fundraising Expenses $634,327
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,741,001
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-968,079
   
Net Assets $6,669,504

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
Share Our Strength Contributions $2,683,891 35.4%
Junior Achievement Contributions $1,931,627 25.5%
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Contributions $732,357 9.7%

Ratings History
Inspire Brands Foundation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 98.21 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 94.58 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 94.28 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 96.39 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.34 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.25 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.24 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 78.09 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 78.98 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 59.92 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 64.56 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 64.16 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 82.32 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 81.69 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 63.12 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 77.95 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 81.91 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 58-1692997
Name in IRS Master File INSPIRE BRANDS FOUNDATION INC
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,931 2.00% Stuart Brown Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$10,000 0.11% Chris Fuller Former Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inspire Brands Foundation (GA) 98.21 four stars
Fred Rogers Productions (PA) 92.13 four stars
Voices For Children Foundation, Inc. (FL) 90.13 four stars
First Star (CA) 91.33 four stars
Providence House (OH) 95.13 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Inspire Brands Foundation
3 Glenlake Parkway
14th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30328
tel: (678) 514-6918
EIN: 58-1692997

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Board Leadership

Chris Fuller
Chairman

CEO

Paul Brown
Executive Director

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