EIN 23-7200739

Food Research and Action Center

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FRAC advocates for policies to improve nutrition, health, and well-being of people facing hunger and supports SNAP for low-income individuals.
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Program areas at Food Research and Action Center

Child nutrition: frac seeks to reduce childhood hunger, improve nutrition, improve Food security and economic security, improve health and school achievement, and use child nutrition programs to support services for school-aged children in communities across the country. Frac works with local, state, national groups and public agencies to assure that as many eligible children as possible are enrolled in programs such as school breakfast, school lunch, the summer Food program and after school nutrition programs, and that the Food served is as nutritious as possible. Frac provides Research, public policy advocacy, analysis, training, technical assistance, materials and regranting.
Early childhood nutrition: through Research, public policy advocacy technical assistance, training and distribution of materials to local, state and national organizations, frac works to reduce hunger, improve nutrition and thereby improve the Food security, economic security, health, development, school readiness and well-being of infants and preschoolers.
Snap (formerly known as Food stamps): frac works with national, state, and local groups to protect and improve snap (formerly Food stamps) benefits for people with low incomes. Through Research, public policy advocacy, training, technical assistance, regranting and dissemination of information, analysis, and descriptions of model approaches, frac assists in getting snap to eligible families with children, immigrants, older adults, unemployed persons and other people struggling to make ends meet.
D.c. Hunger solutions
Maryland hunger solutions
Root causes and specific populations
Network engagement

Grants made by Food Research and Action Center

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Partners for A Hunger Free OregonFederal Nutrition Implementation$185,166
Feeding AlabamaFederal Nutrition Implementation$115,000
Florida ImpactFederal Nutrition Implementation$115,000
...and 32 more grants made totalling $1,283,786

Who funds Food Research and Action Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Wellspring Philanthropic FundOperating Support$1,000,000
The JPB FoundationStrengthening the Federal Nutrition Programs To Stem the Tide of Covid-19 Related Hunger and Poverty$667,000
Newman's Own FoundationAdvancing Healthy School Meals for All$225,000
...and 33 more grants received totalling $2,991,654

Personnel at Food Research and Action Center

Barbara WesternChief Operating Officer / Director of Operations and Human Resources / Director of Human Resources and Operations$169,922
Ellen Susan TellerChief Government Affairs Officer / Director , Government Affairs / Director of Government Affairs$192,990
Colleen BartonCommunications Director / Director , Communications / Director of Communications$181,190
Geraldine HenchyDirector Nutrition Policy / Director , Nutrition and Early Childhood Programs / Director Nutrition Plcy and Early Childhood / Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs$156,979
Darin AllenDirector of Development$166,317
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for Food Research and Action Center

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,793,525
Program services$575,775
Investment income and dividends$52
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-40,000
Net income from fundraising events$-164,956
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,136
Total revenues$5,168,532

Form 990s for Food Research and Action Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122022-11-08990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-03-31990View PDF
2018-122020-01-23990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Sandy Hook Promise FoundationNewtown, CT$25,529,583
Community Servings (CS)Jamaica Plain, MA$15,169,268
San Diego Hunger CoalitionSan Diego, CA$2,229,203
Teens for Food JusticeNew York, NY$2,250,008
Latinojustice PrldefNew York, NY$4,391,713
The Food TrustPhiladelphia, PA$8,677,230
Food & FriendsWashington, DC$14,662,587
Martha's TableWashington, DC$23,840,030
Data update history
January 23, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
January 16, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 2, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
December 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
September 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 33 new grant, including a grant for $1,500,000 from Wal-Mart Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsFood and nutrition programsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesFood and nutritionHunger
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsNational levelReceives government fundingGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1200 18th St NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 986-2200
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K30: Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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