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LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry

CharityWatch report issued
March 2024

C+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
62%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$34
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry
530 E Ireland Road
South Bend, IN 46614

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

Providing food and non-food assistance to the poor and hungry, emergency relief to people affected by famine, drought, flood, war, or other disaster

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2022

Program Percentage: 62%

The percentage of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$9,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $34

How many dollars LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$9,600,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
72% $25
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry IRS Form 990 32-0053249
LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry Audited Financial Statements 32-0053249
Entity: LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 32-0053249
Entity: LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 32-0053249

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.
LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry
meets governance benchmarks.
 
LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry
does not meet transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
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 Stefan J. Radelich President / CEO $115,900
1
Name: Stefan J. Radelich
Title: President / CEO
Compensation: $115,900

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 LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry audit of December 31, 2022 (Note 1 re: Contributions), the charity reports receiving in-kind contributions of food and supplies in fiscal 2022 on which it placed a value of $61,708,343, and recognized in-kind expenses totaling $62,017,647.

[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 LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry audit of December 31, 2022 (Note 6 - Related-Party Activity):

"The Organization shares certain accounting and operation functions with Family Broadcasting Corporation (Broadcasting) and LeSEA, Inc. Each organization has a separate board and executive management. The Organization purchased approximately $157,000 and $79,000 of accounting and administrative services from Broadcasting during 2022 and 2021, respectively"

"The Organization had an outstanding payable to Broadcasting for $339,928 and $78,786 as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. During 2021, Broadcasting elected to contribute a portion of the unpaid balance of purchased accounting and administrative services to the Organization. Contribution revenue of $0 and $152,646 was recognized during 2022 and 2021, respectively."

"The Organization had an outstanding payable to LeSEA, Inc. for $75,142 and $56,609 as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. LeSEA, Inc. represents the Christian Center Church which is the local church outreach to the communities of South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana. LeSEA, Inc. provided donations of $0 and $6,000 to the Organization during 2022 and 2021, respectively."

According to the LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry audit of December 31, 2022 (Note 9, Affiliated Entities):

"The Organization has established a network of international affiliated entities to assist with distributing necessities to people in need throughout the world. During 2022 and 2021, the Organization received approximately $1,103,000 and $1,554,000, respectively, in contributions from these affiliates and paid approximately $571,000 and $508,000, respectively, to assist affiliate organizations. All expenses incurred by the Organization on behalf of these affiliates have been recognized as program services in the statements of functional expenses."