Food Empowerment Project in Cotati, California (CA)

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Food Empowerment Project
Employer Identification Number (EIN)261743952
Name of OrganizationFood Empowerment Project
In Care of NameLauren Ornelas
AddressPO BOX 7322, Cotati, CA 94931-7322
SubsectionEducational Organization, Charitable Organization
Ruling Date08/2008
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2013
Assets$25,000 to $99,999
Income$25,000 to $99,999
Filing Requirement990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year
Asset Amount$66,517
Amount of Income$43,199
Form 990 Revenue Amount$42,492
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Food, Agriculture and Nutrition: Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs


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Amount of income in 2013: $43,199 (it was $28,338 in 2012)
Food Empowerment Project: 

 $43,199
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $81,666

Assets in 2013: $66,517 (it was $44,138 in 2012)
This organization: 

 $66,517
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $44,141

Expenses in 2013: $19,911
Food Empowerment Project: 

 $19,911
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $71,513

Income to expenses ratio in 2013: 2.2
This organization: 

 2.2
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.7

Grants share in income in 2013: 99.3%
Food Empowerment Project: 

 99.3%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 37.5%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2013

Support schedule

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
201120122013
Total revenue$13,291$27,390$42,492
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$13,132$26,923$42,210
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$0$0$0
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0
Investment income$25$8$5
Gain/Loss from sale of assets other than inventory$0$0$0
Net income/loss from gaming and fundraising events$0$0$0
Gross profit/loss from sales of inventory$134$459$277
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$372$1,407$984
Less: cost of goods sold$238$948$707
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total expenses$7,222$13,143$19,911
Total net assets$29,676$43,923$66,504
Excess/Deficit for the year$6,069$14,247$22,581
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$23,607$29,676$43,923
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$43,923$66,504
Balance Sheets
201120122013
Total assets$29,701$44,138$66,517
Total liabilities$25$215$13
Net assets or fund balances$29,676$43,923$66,504
Other Information
201120122013
Did the organization engage in any significant activity not previously reported to the IRS?NoNo
Were any significant changes made to the organizing or governing documents?NoNo
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year from business activitiesNoNoNo
Has the organization filed a Form 990-T for the year?NoNo
Did the organization undergo a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or significant disposition of net assets during the year?NoNo
Amount of political expenditures, direct or indirect$0$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?NoNo
Did the organization borrow from, or make any loans to, any officer, director, trustee, or key employee or were any such loans made in a prior year and still outstanding at the end of the tax year covered by this return?NoNo
Total amount involved$0$0
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0$0$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year, or did it engage in an excess benefit transaction in a prior year that has not been reported on any of its prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?NoNo
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?NoNo
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2013)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2009 - 2013)
2009 - 2013 Total
Public support$69,834
Subtotal$118,410
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$115,437
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$2,973
Gross receipts from activities that are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Less$48,576
Amounts received from disqualified persons$5,076
Amounts received from other than disqualified persons that exceed the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the total support$43,500
Total support$118,524
Public support$118,410
Subtotal$114
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$114
Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$0
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$0
Other income$0
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Number of organizations performing similar types of work
Alaska3
Alabama37
Arkansas33
Arizona42
California246
Colorado47
Connecticut18
District of Columbia15
Delaware13
Florida143
Georgia100
Hawaii6
Iowa25
Idaho13
Illinois74
Indiana33
Kansas20
Kentucky32
Louisiana29
Massachusetts48
Maryland38
Maine18
Michigan71
Minnesota56
Missouri54
Mississippi18
Montana10
North Carolina74
North Dakota4
Nebraska17
New Hampshire11
New Jersey48
New Mexico16
Nevada10
New York112
Ohio72
Oklahoma27
Oregon54
Pennsylvania59
Rhode Island10
South Carolina35
South Dakota6
Tennessee39
Texas249
Utah12
Virginia49
Vermont12
Washington52
Wisconsin50
West Virginia18
Wyoming5
International1
Total2,284

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