EIN 47-4262060

Means Database

IRS 501(c) type
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MEANS Database modernizes food recovery by connecting excess food to organizations and individuals who need it. In the 2017 fiscal year we recovered approximately 1.3 million pounds of food that would have otherwise been thrown out and redirected them...
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Program areas at Means Database

Community Meal Program - In response to COVID-19, we began a Community Meal Program in 9 cities. We paid local small businesses (restaurants and caterers with 4 or fewer total locations) between $6-8 a meal to make catering orders specifically to be donated to pre-selected nearby emergency food providers. $3.2 million of the $4.6 million received in 2020 were received in the last two weeks of the year from Grubhub to support this program operation into the first six months of 2021, with much of that impact to be more formally documented in next years 990. In 2020 this meal program resulted in 173,000 meals being purchased and delivered across all of the cities, a total that has risen to 484,251 as of May 5, 2021 as funded by the $3.2M provided in late December. Core Food Recovery Program - Our core program at MEANS Database is our food recovery program, wherein food businesses with extra food can post a donation, and our system automatically emails and texts nearby emergency food providers. Our outreach team works to grow our network of donors and recipients, and our tech team works to maintain our website, expand its functionality, and improve accessibility features to best serve our users. This program is completely free for both food donors and recipient organizations to use. Redistribution of Funds to other food recovery and food justice orgs - In response to COVID-19 and the events of 2020, we redistributed funds in amounts of $25-$100 each to local grassroots organizations providing educational programming, food security relief, and other essential services to Black communities, especially those particularly impacted by police violence in 2020. These organizations are all doing incredible community-strengthening work that goes beyond our scope as an organization, but still aligns with our mission of providing food for free to community members in need. In addition to this, we also supported many organizations serving Native populations in the southwest United States, who were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. MEANS purchased various materials including hygiene products, PPE, clothing, firewood, and building materials to assist in COVID-19 relief efforts.

Who funds Means Database

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$251,000
Annenberg FoundationGeneral Operating Support$10,000

Personnel at Means Database

Maria Rose BeldingChief Executive Officer and Executive Director$59,712
Samantha PaulChief Operating Officer$52,453
Renee Jean-BaptisteGrant Manager$6,000
Alexa MitchellJunior Project Manager and Developer$2,250
Allie WilsonSenior Project Manager
...and 2 more key personnel

Financials for Means Database

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,736,492
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$9,515
Total revenues$4,746,007

Form 990s for Means Database

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-05-26990View PDF
2019-122021-02-09990View PDF
2018-122019-12-09990EZView PDF
2017-122018-11-15990EZView PDF
Data update history
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Annenberg Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 1, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
June 23, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsFood banksFood and nutrition programsCharities
Human servicesFood and nutritionHungerCriminal justice
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General information
4410 Massachusetts Ave NW Ste 397
Washington, DC 20016
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 449-1507
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K31: Food Banks, Food Pantries
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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