Fair Food Network

Grow the Good

Detroit, MI   |
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Fair Food Network

EIN: 26-4143394


At Fair Food Network, we start with food. Food is at the heart of every area of our lives and a powerful tool for positive change. That’s the inspiration for our mission: to grow community health and wealth through food.

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Chief Executive Officer

Kate Krauss

Main address

1442 Brush St Third Floor

Detroit, MI 48226 USA

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Subject area info

Food security

Food aid


Population served info

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

County / Street / Civic / Multi-Arts Fairs and Festivals (N52)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

Where we work


Fair Food Network
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.10 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Fair Food Network

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Fair Food Network’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $570,848 $457,507 $1,875,488 $735,405 -$384,691
As % of expenses 6.7% 4.8% 13.3% 4.3% -2.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $562,557 $437,984 $1,856,150 $705,140 -$415,969
As % of expenses 6.6% 4.6% 13.1% 4.1% -2.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $7,270,519 $11,263,202 $12,726,213 $15,253,165 $14,278,165
Total revenue, % change over prior year -15.6% 54.9% 13.0% 19.9% -6.4%
Program services revenue 3.7% 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.1% 2.2% 2.0% 0.6% 0.8%
Government grants 49.3% 30.9% 65.4% 78.2% 79.4%
All other grants and contributions 45.8% 66.2% 32.4% 21.2% 19.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $8,541,746 $9,446,521 $14,098,291 $16,995,439 $14,745,290
Total expenses, % change over prior year 35.5% 10.6% 49.2% 20.5% -13.2%
Personnel 26.6% 29.1% 22.0% 20.9% 27.3%
Professional fees 12.6% 7.6% 14.8% 19.3% 18.1%
Occupancy 1.9% 1.7% 1.2% 1.1% 1.2%
Interest 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
Pass-through 43.7% 40.6% 55.2% 54.3% 45.8%
All other expenses 14.7% 20.7% 6.8% 4.2% 7.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $8,550,037 $9,466,044 $14,117,629 $17,025,704 $14,776,568
One month of savings $711,812 $787,210 $1,174,858 $1,416,287 $1,228,774
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $166,828 $0 $0 $34,301 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $9,428,677 $10,253,254 $15,292,487 $18,476,292 $16,005,342

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.6 0.8 3.1 2.9 5.6
Months of cash and investments 13.6 10.4 8.1 7.6 9.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.7 4.0 4.3 4.0 4.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $3,262,460 $659,494 $3,680,360 $4,095,374 $6,908,165
Investments $6,430,399 $7,563,432 $5,844,046 $6,618,997 $4,620,364
Receivables $3,460,747 $8,633,689 $7,155,006 $6,321,158 $5,700,772
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $359,045 $171,462 $169,076 $203,378 $180,511
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 55.5% 18.3% 28.6% 38.6% 48.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.6% 11.8% 19.6% 30.3% 37.1%
Unrestricted net assets $2,822,091 $3,260,075 $5,116,225 $5,821,365 $5,405,396
Temporarily restricted net assets $8,693,271 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $8,693,271 $11,748,641 $8,501,075 $6,207,981 $5,633,698
Total net assets $11,515,362 $15,008,716 $13,617,300 $12,029,346 $11,039,094

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Chief Executive Officer

Kate Krauss

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Fair Food Network

Board of directors
as of 02/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

DeWayne Wells

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/13/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/13/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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