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13
Nov

Where Does $100 to Feeding America Go (2021)?

Established in 1988, Feeding America has been around for more than three decades and has grown substantially through the years.

For the year ending, June 30, 2021, Feeding America raised $4.1 billion (compared to $3.6 billion in 2020 and $2.8 billion in 2019) of which $3.4 billion (83%) were non-cash contributions (i.e. food) and about $700 million (17%) cash – primarily from contributions ($500 million), program revenue sources ($29 million), and royalties ($116 million). With most contributions being food for distribution to the vast network of food banks across the country, the question that many donors and potential donors want to know is how the $700 million in cash revenue was spent. Read more »

11
Nov

Executive Compensation at Feeding America (2021)

Feeding America is a 501 (c) (3) whose mission is “to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.” With more than 37 million people (or 1 out of 9 people) experiencing hunger every day, Feeding America seeks to alleviate hunger by procuring and distributing food, creating public awareness and educating the public, lawmakers, and public policy influencers, and conducting research on hunger.

In 2021, Feeding America raised $4.1 billion of which $3.4 billion or 83% were non-cash contributions (food) and $700,000 were cash contributions, program revenue, and royalties.  The organization’s largest expense was grants – primarily food  ($3.4 billion). The second largest expense was compensation for the 318 employees who received $46 million, which equates to an average compensation of $145,000.  137 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation with the 19 most highly compensated employees listed below: Read more »

9
Nov

Executive Compensation at NorthShore University HealthSystem (2020)

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NUH) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) healthcare provider with 6 hospitals, and numerous clinics, surgery centers, primary care and specialty medical offices, labs and pharmacies in the Chicago metropolitan area. In addition, NUH is affiliated with the University of Chicago medical school.

Key information taken from the Form 990 (2019 for the year ending September 30, 2020) include the following: Read more »

7
Nov

Kars4Kids and Oorah

Kars4Kids, Inc (Kars4Kids) is a tax-exempt, non profit 501 (c) 3 that advertises heavily for people to contribute a vehicle, boat, and real estate, which the organization sells via a third-party user so they can “together with our sister charity, Oorah, help thousands of children.”

Oorah, Inc. (Oorah) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 3 whose mission is “to develop children and families by giving them opportunities to connect with their rich Jewish heritage and traditions.” They do this primarily through a Jewish congregation. in Staten Island, NY.

So, how are these two charitable organizations connected and why have many people heard of Kars4Kids but not heard of Oorah? Read more »

5
Nov

Kars 4 Kids: How Donations are Spent (2020)

Kars4Kids, Inc. (Kars4Kids) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) national organization dedicated to the educational, material, emotional, and spiritual needs of Jewish children and their families.

Specifically, Kars4Kids appears primarily to be the fundraising entity for another 501 (c) (3) organization called Oorah, Inc., based in Lakewood, New Jersey (with the same business address as Kars4Kids) although they also fund other programs – school placement, tuition assistance, summer camp, holiday food and gift packages, parent education and counseling.

Oorah, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides Jewish children and their families with youth and family programming, education and studies, and community outreach. Read more »

3
Nov

Executive Compensation at Research America (2021)

Research America is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Arlington, Virginia (close to Washington, DC – the lobbying capital of the country) that “advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all.”  Their mission is to “gain public awareness of the benefits to humankind of medical research,” which I would venture to say is common knowledge. In fact, I don’t know anyone who is not aware of the benefits of medical research. So, what does Research America really do? That’s the million dollar question that can’t even be answered if googled. Read more »

1
Nov

Where Does $100 to Research America Go (2021)?

Research America is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Arlington, Virginia (close to Washington, DC – the lobbying capital of the country) that “advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all.”  Their mission is to “gain public awareness of the benefits to humankind of medical research,” even though the public has a vast awareness of the benefits of medical research.”

Research America actually appears to be a lobbying group with a very specific agenda (they call themselves a membership organization but all members have to be approved by the Board of Directors) presenting itself as a non-profit, but what that specific agenda is remains unclear – and dues represent only about 10% of revenue. Read more »

30
Oct

Executive Compensation at Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 2021

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization is a 501 (c) (4) – a social welfare organization – that was created by Congress in 1920 to assist disabled military veterans and their families.  Based in Cold Spring, Kentucky, DAV provides services nationwide to disabled veterans through staff, national service offices and more than 1,200 local chapters. Read more »

28
Oct

Where Does $100 to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Go (2021)?

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization is a 501 (c) (4) – a social welfare organization – that was created by Congress in 1920 to assist disabled military veterans and their families.  Based in Cold Spring, Kentucky, DAV provides services nationwide to disabled veterans through staff, national service offices and more than 1,200 local chapters. Read more »

26
Oct

Where Does $100 to Feed the Children Go (2021)?

Feed the Children (FTC) is a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) based in Oklahoma City, OK.  Established in 1979, FTC is primarily engaged in obtaining and distributing food, medicine, and clothing to those in need through grants, primarily to non-profits in the USA.

FTC is governed by 12 independent voting members (directors) of the governing body (Board of Directors) (although the Form 990 lists 13 directors, 10 (77%) of whom are male and 3 (23%) whom are female.

In trying to understand how $100 is spent at FTC, it is important to consider what the organization primarily does:  they collect non-cash contributions and distribute these items.  So, if the $100 donation is a non-cash item, then the contribution is distributed to another organization (another non-profit that is probably in the USA). But, if the donation is cash, then the $100 is used to pay for the organization costs of FTC. So, there are two ways to look at how $100 is spent, both of which will be presented in the following paragraphs. Read more »