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Human Services : Children's and Family Services (Grantmaking)

Arby's Foundation

Working together to end childhood hunger in America.

four stars

96.39

1155 Perimeter Center West Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30338
tel: (678) 514-6918   Web Site
EIN: 58-1692997

Board Leadership
Rob Lynch
Chairman

CEO
Christopher Fuller
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.39 four stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 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

96.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 21.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arby's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arby's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arby's Foundation (GA) 96.39 four stars
The Moyer Foundation (PA) 89.35 three stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County (FL) 93.74 four stars
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (FL) 93.01 four stars
Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit (MI) 93.85 four stars

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The Arby's Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby's, carries out a mission to end childhood hunger in America. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed over $71 million to child-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby's Foundation is working to ensure every child in America has the meals they need to succeed, especially when school is out. With more than 16 million U.S. children-more than 1 in 5-facing hunger daily, the Arby's Foundation has devoted its resources to providing education and access to wholesome food choices for children across the country. The Arby's Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered in Atlanta.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,167,444
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $914,458
   Related Organizations $645,716
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,727,618
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,727,618
   Other Revenue $870,240
TOTAL REVENUE $6,597,858
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,357,734
   Administrative Expenses $574,347
   Fundraising Expenses $457,729
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,389,810
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,208,048
   
Net Assets $7,185,634

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 $2,598,080 59.6%
Community Outreach $862,230 19.8%
School's Out Foods In $405,317 9.3%

Ratings History
Arby's Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 ARBYS 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)
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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
$13,333 0.24% Chris Fuller Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$121,044 2.24% Kathryn Atwood Former Executive Director

The Arby's Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby's, carries out a mission to end childhood hunger in America. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed over $71 million to child-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby's Foundation is working to ensure every child in America has the meals they need to succeed, especially when school is out. With more than 16 million U.S. children-more than 1 in 5-facing hunger daily, the Arby's Foundation has devoted its resources to providing education and access to wholesome food choices for children across the country. The Arby's Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered in Atlanta.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arby's Foundation (GA) 96.39 four stars
SOS Children's Villages - Illinois (IL) 85.86 three stars
The Koby Mandell Foundation (NY) 85.35 three stars
Clothes To Kids (FL) 91.16 four stars
On Point (TN) 85.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arby's Foundation
1155 Perimeter Center West
Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30338
tel: (678) 514-6918
EIN: 58-1692997

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Board Leadership

Rob Lynch
Chairman

CEO

Christopher Fuller
Executive Director

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