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Reading Assist Institute

Unlocking the written word, one sound at a time.

three stars

88.62

100 West Tenth Street Suite 910
Wilmington, DE 19801
tel: (302) 425-4080   Web Site
EIN: 51-0317415

Board Leadership
Pamela J. Scott
President

CEO
Caroline O'Neal
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.62 three stars
  Financial 88.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Reading Assist Institute (RAI) is dedicated to children with significant reading challenges, teaching them the foundational skills of reading and empowering them to succeed academically. We help struggling readers learn the basic mechanics of reading, and train tutors, parents and teachers in an evidence-based, multisensory, structured approach to literacy education. The evidence-based training that we provide is grounded in our over 25 years of experience working with struggling readers, and informed by the latest advances in cognitive neuroscience and reading research. Through the years, we helped thousands of struggling readers, establishing a regional and national reputation as a leader in literacy support to students, 
teachers and parents.

Reading Assist Institute (RAI) is dedicated to children with significant reading challenges, teaching them the foundational skills of reading and empowering them to succeed academically. We help struggling readers learn the basic mechanics of reading, and train tutors, parents and teachers in an evidence-based, multisensory, structured approach to literacy education. The evidence-based training that we provide is grounded in our over 25 years of experience working with struggling readers, and informed by the latest advances in cognitive neuroscience and reading research. Through the years, we helped thousands of struggling readers, establishing a regional and national reputation as a leader in literacy support to students, 
teachers and parents.

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Financial

three stars

88.27

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reading Assist Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reading Assist Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reading Assist Institute (DE) 88.62 three stars
Junior Achievement of Chicago (IL) 90.22 four stars
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CA) 89.25 three stars
Junior Achievement of Central Virginia (VA) 93.38 four stars
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $549,207
   Federated Campaigns $4,150
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $264,000
Total Contributions $817,357
   Program Service Revenue $220,315
Total Primary Revenue $1,037,672
   Other Revenue $21,936
TOTAL REVENUE $1,059,608
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $905,903
   Administrative Expenses $16,977
   Fundraising Expenses $99,838
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,022,718
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $36,890
   
Net Assets $700,444

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Literacy Advancement $905,903 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2020 88.62 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0317415
Name in IRS Master File READING ASSIST INSTITUTE
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Caroline O'Neal Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$79,954 7.81% Vickie Innes Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reading Assist Institute (DE) 88.62 three stars
Junior Achievement of Utah (UT) 85.42 three stars
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (TX) 88.88 three stars
Youth Guidance (IL) 92.21 four stars
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (DC) 86.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Reading Assist Institute
100 West Tenth Street
Suite 910
Wilmington, DE 19801
tel: (302) 425-4080
fax: (302) 425-4085
EIN: 51-0317415

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Board Leadership

Pamela J. Scott
President

CEO

Caroline O'Neal
Executive Director

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