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Feed My Starving Children

CharityWatch report issued
September 2019

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Feed My Starving Children
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

Feeding God's starving children hungry in body & spirit; strives to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear & respond to the cries of those in need.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 02/28/2019

Program Percentage: 86%

The percentage of Feed My Starving Children's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $8

How many dollars Feed My Starving Children spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Feed My Starving Children IRS Form 990 41-1601449
Feed My Starving Children Audited Financial Statements 41-1601449
Entity: Feed My Starving Children
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 41-1601449
Entity: Feed My Starving Children
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 41-1601449

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Feed My Starving Children
meets governance benchmarks.
Feed My Starving Children
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Mark Crea CEO $267,286
2 Andy Carr VP Development & Marketing $201,417
3 Matthew Muraski VP International Programs & Supply $190,093
Name: Mark Crea
Title: CEO
Compensation: $267,286
Name: Andy Carr
Title: VP Development & Marketing
Compensation: $201,417
Name: Matthew Muraski
Title: VP International Programs & Supply
Compensation: $190,093

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

According to the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) audit of February 28, 2019 (Note 1, In-kind contributions), FMSC received in-kind donated goods and services in fiscal 2019 on which it placed a total value of $28,374,422, including $28,132,688 in donated labor (at $11.38 per volunteer hour).

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found on the Our Process page.]

According to the Feed My Starving Children audit of February 28, 2019 (Note 11, Purchase Commitments):

"As of February 28, 2019, the Organization's future obligation for the purchase of raw materials under contracts totaled approximately $7.7 million."

According to the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) tax filing for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2019FMSC reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding the organization paying or accruing compensation to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees contingent on the revenues of the organization (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part I, Line 5a):

"The Organization accrues an annual incentive based on the attainment of certain organizational goals including revenues raised, meals produced and expense management."

FMSC reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to five individuals in calendar year 2018. The CEO, Mark Crea, received a reported $40,800 and had reported total compensation of $267,286. The other four reported "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments ranged from $17,228 to $13,341, with associated total compensation ranging from $201,417 to $154,081 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).