Fish of Galesburg

Providing Food For Those In Need

Galesburg, IL   |  http://FISHOFGALESBURG.ORG
GuideStar Charity Check

Fish of Galesburg

EIN: 37-1065150



Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Elizabeth Culbertson

Main address

PO Box 1922

Galesburg, IL 61402 USA

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Subject area info

Basic and emergency aid

Population served info


Non-adult children


Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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

We aim to solve food insecurity in for residents in Knox County, Illinois.

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?

Food pantry

FISH is an emergency food pantry that aims to provide enough assistance to families or individuals to sustain them for 3-5 days. Guests may receive food once every 30 days. Guests must reside in Knox County, Illinois. FISH also offers deliveries to homebound/disabled guests in need of food assistance.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Retired people
Widows and widowers

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 families served

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

Food pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients served

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

Food pantry

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our goal is to help decrease the rate of food insecurity in our county.

We provide food for those in need. Guests can come once every 30 days to receive food assistance.

Our capabilities include having an Executive Director for the first time in the organization's 53 year history. We are also working on growing our endowment fund to ensure sustainable income for years to come.

Our progress is moving into a larger facility allowing for client choice in November 2022. We also have more access to freezer and cooler space so we can provide more frozen proteins and fresh produce to clients in need.

What's next is to keep serving those in need and growing our endowment fund to more than $500,000 by summer of 2025.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The food insecure residents of Knox County, Illinois.

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Clients were not a big fan of having their food items boxed up for them. We moved to a "client-choice" food pantry where individuals can come in and choose the food items they need/want for their families. It gives control back to the client.

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

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Fish of Galesburg
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 24.2 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Fish of Galesburg

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Fish of Galesburg

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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Fish of Galesburg

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Profitability info 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $189,633 $310,442
As % of expenses 177.5% 385.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $187,693 $308,751
As % of expenses 172.6% 375.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $296,439 $391,004
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 31.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.9% 3.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 96.1% 96.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $106,806 $80,562
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -24.6%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 1.0% 2.0%
Occupancy 2.8% 4.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 96.2% 93.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $108,746 $82,253
One month of savings $8,901 $6,714
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $117,647 $88,967

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021
Months of cash 43.4 102.0
Months of cash and investments 52.6 116.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 52.6 116.0
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021
Cash $385,985 $684,694
Investments $82,235 $93,968
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $20,117 $20,119
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 73.1% 81.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $473,843 $782,594
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $473,843 $782,594

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021
Material data errors No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Elizabeth Culbertson

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Fish of Galesburg

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Fish of Galesburg

Board of directors
as of 03/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Diane Copeland

Larry Wood

Glen Bocox

Brenda Rupert

Kathy Schramm

MariLou Mol

Cheryl Turley

Rich Humes

Shawn Hedden

Judy Bradford

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? 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 3/13/2023

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:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data


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Sexual orientation

No data


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/13/2023

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

Policies and processes
  • 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.