Frequently Asked Questions

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

Financial Information

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.

Download the 2018 Audited Financial Statements (PDF).

Prior Years: 2017 Audited Financial Statements; 2016 Audited Financial Statements; 2015 Audited Financial Statements; 2014 Audited Financial Statements.

Download our Form 990 for 2018 (2017; 2016; 2015; 2014)

Please contact us for copies of prior Audited Financial Statements or 990 Forms.

Annual Report

The Hunger Project’s 2018 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. Read more.

Wonder Why You Don’t See a Pie Chart Outlining Our Ratio of Administrative to Program Expenses? Find out more about how we are trying to End the Overhead Myth.


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We 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).


Rather than simply being another relief organization, The Hunger Project was created as a strategic organization. Over the years, The Hunger Project has reinvented itself time and again to meet each challenge along the path of ending hunger. Learn more.


Find out how you can become a member of our global team committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Visit our careers page.


The Hunger Project is a participant of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. With nearly 12,000 business and non-business participants in over 170 countries, the UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative committing participating members to sustainable development and good corporate citizenship.


The Hunger Project is committed to accountability, transparency and effectiveness. Find out more about our policies.

Other FAQs

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