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

Second Harvest Inland Northwest

Healthy food. Every person. Every day.

95.77

1234 E. Front Ave. Spokane, WA 99202
tel: (509) 534-6678   Web Site
EIN: 23-7173826

Board Leadership
Carl Sohn
Chairperson

CEO
Jason Clark
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.77
  Financial 94.02
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships. Founded in 1971 as a central warehouse for a handful of emergency food pantries in Spokane, Second Harvest leads the fight against hunger in the Inland Northwest. Today, partnerships with more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers make it possible for Second Harvest to provide food to 55,000 people facing hunger each week. Second Harvest's food bank network spans 21 counties in Eastern Washington and five counties in North Idaho - just over 51,000 square miles. Second Harvest provides food for the equivalent of 98,000 meals per day throughout its service territory. Second Harvest's food helps fill the nutritional gap for people in poverty, the working poor, elderly and disabled people on very low fixed incomes, and children and families in temporary crisis.

Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships. Founded in 1971 as a central warehouse for a handful of emergency food pantries in Spokane, Second Harvest leads the fight against hunger in the Inland Northwest. Today, partnerships with more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers make it possible for Second Harvest to provide food to 55,000 people facing hunger each week. Second Harvest's food bank network spans 21 counties in Eastern Washington and five counties in North Idaho - just over 51,000 square miles. Second Harvest provides food for the equivalent of 98,000 meals per day throughout its service territory. Second Harvest's food helps fill the nutritional gap for people in poverty, the working poor, elderly and disabled people on very low fixed incomes, and children and families in temporary crisis.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Food Bank Network, Mobile Market, Bite2Go, School Pantry, Second Harvest at Spokane Schools and Hunger Relief Network
Program Name: Food Bank Network, Mobile Market, Bite2Go, School Pantry, Second Harvest at Spokane Schools and Hunger Relief Network

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Second Harvest Inland Northwest primarily collects, warehouses and distributes food to front-line organizations like food pantries and soup kitchens. It also manages smaller programs that provide groceries directly to beneficiaries.
Impact Statement
$2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores 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 an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Second Harvest Inland Northwest.
Data Source
Outcome data collected during the program. Second Harvest Inland Northwest 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 Second Harvest Inland Northwest’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 September 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

94.02

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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 0.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Inland Northwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Second Harvest Inland Northwest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 95.77
City Harvest (NY) 92.61
Flathead Food Bank (MT) 89.36
Second Harvest Heartland (MN) 87.80
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania (PA) 91.16

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $126,976,037
   Federated Campaigns $102,372
   Membership Dues $571,796
   Fundraising Events $10,949
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,432,169
Total Contributions $133,093,323
   Program Service Revenue $459,898
Total Primary Revenue $133,553,221
   Other Revenue $43,424
TOTAL REVENUE $133,596,645
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $123,391,571
   Administrative Expenses $694,649
   Fundraising Expenses $687,603
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $124,773,823
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,822,822
   
Net Assets $22,484,930

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
Warehouse $72,932,506 59.1%
Washington Produce Program $43,339,666 35.1%
TEFAP $6,088,849 4.9%

Ratings History
Second Harvest Inland Northwest has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 02/01/2022 95.77
2019-06 02/01/2021 92.18
2019-06 11/01/2020 88.97
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.45
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.32
2016-06 10/01/2017 93.32
2015-06 09/01/2016 93.32
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.24
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.04
2013-06 10/01/2014 96.60
2012-06 08/01/2013 96.58
2011-06 07/01/2012 96.60
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.03
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.04
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 86.15
2008-06 08/01/2009 74.53
2007-06 06/01/2008 78.36
2006-06 05/01/2007 86.24
2005-06 04/01/2006 92.06
2004-06 03/01/2005 86.73

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

EIN 23-7173826
Name in IRS Master File SECOND HARVEST INLAND NORTHWEST
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 (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 November, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,962 0.14% Jason Clark President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Second Harvest Inland Northwest (WA) 95.77
Weld Food Bank (CO) 98.04
Operation Food Search (MO) 96.27
Montgomery County Food Bank (TX) 95.47
Helena Food Share (MT) 92.03

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Charity Contact Info

Second Harvest Inland Northwest
1234 E. Front Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
tel: (509) 534-6678
fax: (509) 534-8252
EIN: 23-7173826

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Board Leadership

Carl Sohn
Chairperson

CEO

Jason Clark
President and CEO

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