Project Open Hand

Project Open Hand’s medically-tailored food helps clients recover from illness, get stronger and lead healthier lives.

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OAKLAND, CA – EIN 943023551  openhand.org

Food is Love. Food Is Medicine.

At Project Open Hand, our medically-tailored food helps clients recover from illness, get stronger and lead healthier lives. Project Open Hand services assist those with AIDS/HIV as well as critical illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. We also provide daily warm, nutritious meals for seniors and adults with disabilities fighting hunger. Project Open Hand’s vision is that no one who is sick or elderly in our community will go without nutritious meals with love.In 1985, a San Francisco grandmother and retired food-service worker named Ruth Brinker looked around at what were the early days of the AIDS epidemic. After seeing a close friend with AIDS suffer from malnutrition, Ruth knew what needed to be done – feed her neighbors.

She began by preparing meals in her kitchen for seven neighbors with AIDS. She brought meals to their homes, along with a friendly smile, an encouraging word, and a healthy dose of love. And with this, Ruth founded Project Open Hand.

Ruth’s vision of meals with love is still alive and is the motivating force behind everything we do at Project Open Hand. We continue to serve people with HIV/AIDS, and have expanded to feed seniors and people fighting cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other serious illnesses.

Founder Ruth Brinker

As more people heard about Ruth’s “project” in the mid 1980_s, more requests started coming in for home-delivered meals, so Ruth put out a call for volunteers. Project Open Hand has not stopped growing since.

In 1989, we started serving people with AIDS in Alameda County.

In 1997, we moved to our current headquarters at 730 Polk Street in San Francisco. We also have a Grocery Center in downtown Oakland from which we serve our East Bay clients.

In 1998, we expanded our services and began serving congregate lunches to seniors at various sites throughout San Francisco.

In 2000, we again expanded our reach to provide meals with love not only to people with HIV/AIDS, but also to neighbors who are battling breast cancer, heart disease and many other illnesses.

Today, Project Open Hand prepares 2,500 nutritious meals daily and provides 200 bags of healthy groceries every day to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. We serve San Francisco and Oakland, engaging more than 125 volunteers daily to nourish our community.

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PROJECT OPEN HAND

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109-7813 | Tax-exempt since May 1991
  • EIN: 94-3023551
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Meals on Wheels (Food, Agriculture and Nutrition)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

June 2019

Fiscal year ending June

2019

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990

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990 (filed on Aug. 27, 2020)

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

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990

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990 (filed on Sept. 5, 2019)

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Fiscal year ending

June 2017

Fiscal year ending June

2017

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990
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990 (filed on Oct. 30, 2018)

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Total Revenue

$11,092,503

Total Functional Expenses $11,701,451
Net income -$608,948
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,161,510 91.6%
Program services $614,698 5.5%
Investment income $61,688 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $361,867 3.3%
Net fundraising -$177,871
Sales of assets $69,941 0.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $670 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $685,852 5.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $4,584,063 39.2%
Other
Total Assets $7,472,738
Total Liabilities $1,295,841
Net Assets $6,176,897
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

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990 (filed on Oct. 6, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$10,582,962

Total Functional Expenses $10,075,902
Net income $507,060
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,537,155 90.1%
Program services $587,847 5.6%
Investment income $59,456 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $341,653 3.2%
Net fundraising -$220,440
Sales of assets $271,018 2.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $6,273 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $940,341 9.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,333,288 33.1%
Other
Total Assets $7,648,894
Total Liabilities $993,646
Net Assets $6,655,248
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

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990

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Total Revenue

$9,711,367

Total Functional Expenses $9,866,792
Net income -$155,425
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,345,496 85.9%
Program services $693,713 7.1%
Investment income $79,861 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $199,688 2.1%
Net fundraising -$164,666
Sales of assets $96,129 1.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $461,146 4.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $818,451 8.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,746,787 38.0%
Other
Total Assets $7,409,128
Total Liabilities $917,449
Net Assets $6,491,679
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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Total Revenue

$9,528,087

Total Functional Expenses $9,341,062
Net income $187,025
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,223,380 86.3%
Program services $546,782 5.7%
Investment income $73,636 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $185,039 1.9%
Net fundraising $409,043 4.3%
Sales of assets $82,610 0.9%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $7,597 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $662,171 7.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,538,902 37.9%
Other
Total Assets $7,641,937
Total Liabilities $891,697
Net Assets $6,750,240
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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Total Revenue

$8,994,578

Total Functional Expenses $9,120,463
Net income -$125,885
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,028,127 89.3%
Program services $593,055 6.6%
Investment income $78,510 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $175,025 1.9%
Net fundraising $77,942 0.9%
Sales of assets $7,436 0.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $21,155 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $622,750 6.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,470,897 38.1%
Other
Total Assets $7,309,372
Total Liabilities $884,203
Net Assets $6,425,169
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

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Total Revenue

$8,870,892

Total Functional Expenses $9,893,793
Net income -$1,022,901
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,569,712 85.3%
Program services $712,138 8.0%
Investment income $75,831 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $146,830 1.7%
Net fundraising $375,439 4.2%
Sales of assets -$9,337
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $279 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $877,505 8.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,430,000 34.7%
Other
Total Assets $7,109,336
Total Liabilities $664,684
Net Assets $6,444,652
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$9,296,013

Total Functional Expenses $9,976,389
Net income -$680,376
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,431,126 90.7%
Program services $713,703 7.7%
Investment income $83,183 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $70,380 0.8%
Net fundraising -$46,144
Sales of assets $37,862 0.4%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $5,903 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $663,456 6.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,596,520 36.1%
Other
Total Assets $8,366,050
Total Liabilities $897,314
Net Assets $7,468,736
Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

2010

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2009

Fiscal year ending June

2009

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2008

Fiscal year ending June

2008

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2007

Fiscal year ending June

2007

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2006

Fiscal year ending June

2006

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2005

Fiscal year ending June

2005

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2004

Fiscal year ending June

2004

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2003

Fiscal year ending June

2003

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990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

June 2002

Fiscal year ending June

2002

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2001

Fiscal year ending June

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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Last Updated: 2020-11-28 08:16