Emergency Nutrition for Neighbors in Need

aka SFAC   |   Weed, CA   |  www.

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GuideStar Charity Check


EIN: 31-1765976


Our mission is to provide food for families in crisis or to low income persons through local distribution or through other non profit feeding programs.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Denise Z Spayd

Board Chairman

William Rust

Main address

PO Box 96

Weed, CA 96094 USA

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Subject area info


Community service

Free goods distribution

Food banks

Food delivery

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Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

Victims and oppressed people

Domestic workers

Unemployed people

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NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Poverty of self, leading to hunger.

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?

Emergency Food Boxes

SFA provides a 3-day supply of food with each box. Clients may select which items will be included within the guidelines of balanced fruit, vegetables, several protein sources, soups, and other shelf-stable choices. Each household may access our pantry twice a month.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Nobody in our service area should go without food, for any reason.

Educating our community about the problem and drawing in donor support.

Strong community support from businesses, churches, schools, and government to raise awareness about poverty and food scarcity in our region of Siskiyou County.

Developed database of donors and clients.
Increased presence on social media.
What's core needs of the organization and succession planning to insure ongoing services in light of rising cost of living.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jun 01 - May 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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.21 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 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: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of SISKIYOU FOOD ASSISTANCE CORPORATION’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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $6,002 $59,113 $66,150 -$16,471 -$17,104
As % of expenses 3.1% 22.7% 16.1% -5.0% -6.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $6,002 $59,113 $66,150 -$16,471 -$17,104
As % of expenses 3.1% 22.7% 16.1% -5.0% -6.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $199,253 $319,171 $481,876 $315,712 $230,509
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 60.2% 51.0% -34.5% -27.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.5% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 10.6% 7.8% 12.4% 12.7% 8.0%
All other grants and contributions 89.4% 91.4% 86.1% 86.7% 92.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.4% 1.3% 0.5% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $193,251 $260,058 $410,626 $332,183 $247,613
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 34.6% 57.9% -19.1% -25.5%
Personnel 0.0% 5.1% 3.5% 7.5% 11.9%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.6% 0.8%
Occupancy 2.9% 3.9% 2.8% 2.7% 2.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 97.1% 90.9% 93.4% 89.2% 84.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $193,251 $260,058 $410,626 $332,183 $247,613
One month of savings $16,104 $21,672 $34,219 $27,682 $20,634
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $39,475 $808 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $209,355 $281,730 $484,320 $360,673 $268,247

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.7 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.2
Months of cash and investments 0.7 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.3 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $10,858 $70,893 $101,309 $84,684 $65,888
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,918
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $15,494 $15,494 $54,969 $55,777 $55,777
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 56.9% 18.4% 9.3% 10.8% 12.5%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $70,466 $136,616 $120,145 $103,041
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $0 $5,100 $5,100 $5,100
Total net assets $11,352 $70,466 $141,716 $125,245 $108,141

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Denise Z Spayd

Denise began helping at Siskiyou Food Assistance as a pantry volunteer in 2002, while simultaneously working full time as a registered nurse. Joined the board in 2004, and became the director in 2014. Now retired from nursing, Denise enjoys serving up nutrition to struggling neighbors as the best way to stay healthy.

Board Chairman

William Rust

Bill is a Vietnam veteran (U.S. Army), and since has spent his career in law enforcement. Now retired, he teaches fitness classes and is involved in Siskiyou Food Assistance operations whenever he can. A strong advocate for board training.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 05/17/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

William Rust

Board co-chair

Gwen Hopkins

Leslie Cutler

Suzanne Otvos

Anna Volf

Audra Beylik

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 ? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 5/17/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/24/2024

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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 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.