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Teen Feed

aka Teen Feed   |   Seattle, WA   |  www.teenfeed.org
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Teen Feed

EIN: 94-3034862


Mission

Since 1987, Teen Feed has been dedicated to creating an overwhelmingly rich and supportive local community providing resources to deserving homeless youth and young adults (YYA) ages 13-25. We meet them where they are as they meet their futures off the streets. As the only threshold service agency of its kind in the University District and South King County, we offer basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth. We often create the first opportunity to trust and gain access to essential services that could change the course of their lives.

Notes from the nonprofit

Youth Voices at Teen Feed: • “Teen Feed is awesome. You know you will have a good meal. Don't always know when you are going to eat next being homeless.” • “I would say Teen Feed is the sledgehammer with me being the piston, like one of those carnival games. They shot me to the top and helped get me on my feet.” • “It's a big help. Without Teen Feed I wouldn't know where to eat or case management assistance. Teen Feed helps me take care of myself.” •"It knows which agencies are doing the most effective job for us kids. They wouldn't refer us somewhere that isn't effective. I trust them." • “I knew I needed help. Teen Feed gave me a place to ask for that help." • "Not only are you getting your basic needs met - food clothing, shelter, the staff at Teen Feed legitimately cares. It's a community, and that community has resources to help further you along, which I think is wonderful.”

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Mr. Thomas Rembiesa

Main address

4740-B University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105 USA

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Formerly known as

University Street Ministry

EIN

94-3034862

Subject area info

Food aid

Dining services

Youth services

Youth organizing

Homeless services

Population served info

Adolescents

Young adults

Homeless people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Congregate Meals (K34)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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?

Teen Feed Meal Program

Since 1987, Teen Feed has been dedicated to creating an overwhelmingly rich and supportive local community providing resources to deserving homeless youth and young adults (YYA) ages 13-25. We meet them where they are as they meet their futures off the streets. As the only threshold service agency of its kind in the University District, we offer basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth. Our Meal Program – is so much more than an initial entry point into care. The program offers a family vibe and warm, nutritious food, a respite from the streets, and supportive connections with mature adults. Our first-contact strategy is low-barrier with no ID required, just a name – any name. We serve food-insecure YYA consistently, 365 days of the year - rain, snow, smoke, weekends, and holidays.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP) is an immediate crisis intervention and trust-building backpack team that proactively reaches out to isolated high-risk youth who are distrustful of and resistant to traditional social service agencies. STOP also provides support coordination services (case management) for our guests between the ages of 18 and 25. By providing youth with necessities such as state identification, housing placement referrals, a mailing address, and employment referrals, our case managers help remove barriers to building a stable life. Additionally, STOP offers In-Reach, a weekly drop-in safe space providing community, basic needs, legal support, and mental health resources.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

SLY is a youth-centered case management program that focuses on building relationships to help young adults identify and achieve their goals as they transition to greater stability.

Teen Feed recognizes that many unstably housed youth are not comfortable accessing traditional, government-funded services. SLY coordinators provide youth with vital assistance so that they do not have to navigate these complex systems alone.

Our coordinators conduct daily check-ins with youth to track progress toward their self-identified goals. SLY coordinators provide crisis intervention services, resource referrals, job training, educational access, and networking with vetted nonprofits, agencies, and businesses. Additionally, SLY helps youth actively participate in their wellness, make positive choices, and optimize their health. This may involve enrolling youth in healthcare services, facilitating family reunification, securing housing, and more.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of street youth fed each night, 365 days a year.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Teen Feed Meal Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Pandemic numbers increased in 2021. Nightly 90+ meals were the single resource in the University District for homeless youth while municipal buildings, DSHS, and city/county agencies closed.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Outreach Backpack teams offered 6,813 touch-points throughout 2022 for basic needs, information, crisis health and wellness support and movement to stabile housing and relationships.

Number value of goods distributed ($)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Service Links for Youth (SLY)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Dollar value of food, basic need items and related in-kind contributions (tents, shoes, housing and education fees).

Number of volunteers from corporate, civic, faith, family and local communities per year.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Service Links for Youth (SLY)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Increased community volunteers gave $319,000 worth of total labor cost savings in 2022 including kitchen support, meal programs, outreach, Advocates, Allies and admin/tech/finance, medical and legal.

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.

Teen Feed will continue to provide nutritious meals and supportive resources to homeless and at-risk young people ages 13-25 in University District, Auburn and South Seattle areas. In accordance with our five year Strategic Plan, Teen Feed looks to provide meals, support and consistency to more homeless and street-involved young people in King County.

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, To modify funding focus based on youth voice

  • 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 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We implement changes based on feedback we receive and ask youth to comment

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, We are small, and continue to need resources to analyze metrics and feedback from Salesforce.

Financials

Teen Feed
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

4.57

Average of 8.61 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.5

Average of 3.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Teen Feed

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Teen Feed

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Teen Feed’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 $27,095 $53,951 -$20,022 $135,319 -$212,397
As % of expenses 3.7% 7.7% -2.7% 15.1% -23.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $23,985 $50,841 -$23,132 $126,468 -$223,162
As % of expenses 3.2% 7.3% -3.1% 14.0% -24.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $767,535 $750,161 $723,755 $1,029,402 $686,549
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -2.3% -3.5% 42.2% -33.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 2.3% 5.6% 2.8% 4.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.6% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 97.7% 93.9% 89.6% 95.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $740,778 $697,189 $743,777 $894,083 $901,483
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -5.9% 6.7% 20.2% 0.8%
Personnel 48.5% 63.9% 63.0% 59.9% 62.6%
Professional fees 10.6% 5.2% 6.9% 4.1% 3.7%
Occupancy 3.4% 4.0% 3.6% 3.3% 3.2%
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 37.6% 26.8% 26.6% 32.7% 30.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $743,888 $700,299 $746,887 $902,934 $912,248
One month of savings $61,732 $58,099 $61,981 $74,507 $75,124
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $87,087 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $38,274 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $805,620 $758,398 $808,868 $1,102,802 $987,372

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 4.0 6.4 6.1 5.3 2.5
Months of cash and investments 4.0 6.4 6.1 5.3 2.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.7 4.8 4.2 4.8 1.9
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $244,915 $371,977 $380,178 $396,706 $185,078
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,105 $4,800 $4,640 $5,162 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $80,003 $80,003 $80,003 $118,277 $118,277
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 76.7% 80.6% 84.4% 64.6% 73.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 8.8% 25.0% 31.5% 10.1% 18.7%
Unrestricted net assets $244,647 $295,488 $272,356 $398,824 $175,662
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 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $244,647 $295,488 $272,356 $398,824 $175,662

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Thomas Rembiesa

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Teen Feed

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 08/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Cheryl Musselman

Stoel Rives LLP

Term: 2023 - 2022

Teresa Rodriguez

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/2/2023

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/02/2023

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Data
  • 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 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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