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Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry

CharityWatch report issued
December 2020

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

Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry
1030 15th Street, NW
Suite 1100W
Washington, DC 20005

Other Names

Cooking Matters
No Kid Hungry

Tax Status


Stated Mission

To end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad, with a priority on ending childhood hunger in America.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2019

Program Percentage: 65%

The percentage of Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $26

How many dollars Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Joint Costs

Share Our Strength / No Kid 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
69% $22
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
Share Our Strength IRS Form 990 52-1367538
Share Our Strength Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Entity: Share Our Strength
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1367538
Entity: Share Our Strength
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple

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.
Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry
meets governance benchmarks.
Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry
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
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Thomas Nelson President/CEO $474,947
2 William H. Shore Founder/Executive Chairman $466,605
3 Peter Kaye Past Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer $348,477
Name: Thomas Nelson
Title: President/CEO
Compensation: $474,947
Name: William H. Shore
Title: Founder/Executive Chairman
Compensation: $466,605
Name: Peter Kaye
Title: Past Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer
Compensation: $348,477

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 website of No Kid Hungry, at https://www.nokidhungry.org/who-we-are:

"No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010."

According to the Share Our Strength (SOS) consolidated audit of June 30, 2019 (Note 11, Donated Support), SOS reports receiving in-kind contributions in fiscal 2019 on which it placed a total value of $57,353,190, including $56,422,776 in donated in-kind public service announcements (PSAs) and advertising.

[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 Share Our Strength (SOS) tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, SOS reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding the payment or accrual of any compensation to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees contingent on the revenues and net earnings of the organization (Schedule J, Part I, Lines 5a & 6a):

"Staff are eligible for percentage bonuses based on several metrics such as unrestricted revenue growth, additions to net assets, as well as program-related targets."

SOS reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to 18 individuals in calendar year 2018. The three highest reported "Bonus & incentive compensation" amounts are:

(1) William H. Shore, Founder & Executive Chairman: $46,803, with reported total compensation of $466,605;
(2) Thomas Nelson, President & CEO: $43,217, with reported total compensation of $474,947; and
(3) Peter Kaye, Chief Revenue & Marketing (until 05/2019): $39,956, with reported total compensation of $348,477.

The other 15 reported "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments ranged from $34,690 to $2,000, with associated reported total compensation ranging from $306,583 to $163,739 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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