Accountability

In every country where we work, The Hunger Project is committed to meeting the highest standards for nonprofit organizations, including tax deductibility where applicable.

The Global Hunger Project (our official legal name) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States. Our Federal tax number (EIN) is 94-2443282. The Hunger Project is listed as the Global Hunger Project in the US Federal Combined Federal Campaign, number 11091.

Latest reports.

2019 Annual Report

2019 Audited Financial Statements

Form 990 for 2019

Previous annual reports.

The Hunger Project’s Annual Report highlights our work to empower self-reliance in nearly 13,000 communities as well as our global advocacy efforts to end hunger and poverty.

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

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Additional financial information.

We exist because of investors like you. We are accountable to you and the communities we serve. Review our audited financial statements and 990s to see exactly how we use your investment to empower communities around the world.

2018 Audited Financial Statements

2017 Audited Financial Statements

2018 Form 990

2017 Form 990

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Policies & disclosures.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of accountability and transparency in the industry. We’ve made our policies available so you know our responsibilities to our partners and each other.

Donation Compliance Statement

Terms & Conditions

Privacy Policy

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Frequently asked questions.

Why does The Hunger Project not distribute food? How can I get involved? Get the answers to these questions and more.

Can I transfer stock to The Hunger Project?

Yes! To make a stock transfer, or for any questions, please contact Kura Shepard by phone (212) 251-9128 or email kura.shepard@thp.org

Can I direct my Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to benefit The Hunger Project?

Yes! More information about how to attribute your DAF to The Hunger Project or to learn more about how you can benefit from establishing a Donor Advised Fund, click here.

What accreditations does The Hunger Project have?

We proudly earn the highest rating from Charity Navigator and the American Institute of Philanthropy. We are a Better Business Bureau and America’s Best Charities seal-holder and GuideStar Exchange Platinum participant, and are proud to be a founding member of InterAction and meet all their membership standards for accountability, transparency and effectiveness. We hold consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Why don’t you publish your overhead rate?

We don’t subscribe to the traditional model of using our ‘overhead’ rate as a metric of our effectiveness. What’s been dubbed as overhead are costs necessary to run a global organization. Every dollar spent is spent to maximize our impact: paying our trained staff to do their jobs efficiently and skillfully, investing in systems to run our organization more effectively, or getting the word out to more people about the awesome work we do. Read more about ending the Overhead Myth here.

Why doesn’t The Hunger Project distribute food?

The Hunger Project does not distribute food because food aid is not a sustainable solution to world hunger.

Although there are emergency situations in which food aid is the difference between life and death, more than 690 million of the world’s hungry people are chronically undernourished (FAO 2020). For them, hunger is a daily, sometimes life-long, reality.

People living with persistent hunger require and deserve a sustainable solution based on self-reliance. The Hunger Project addresses the root causes of hunger and poverty using a methodology that is affordable, replicable and sustainable. Our methodology emphasizes rural development and self-reliance. It enables women and men to eradicate persistent hunger in their communities, and makes them more resilient so that they can cope with famine or other emergencies as they arise.

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