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First Book
1319 F Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
tel: (866) 393-1222
fax: (202) 628-1258
EIN: 52-1779606

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Board Leadership

Peter F. Gold


Kyle Zimmer
President, CEO

Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

First Book

Delivering possibilities for children in need

(out of 100)
Overall 84.08 3 stars
  Financial 77.49 2 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 03/01/2016 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Primary Revenue Growth -1.5%
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Book on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $90,111,055
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $90,111,055
   Program Service Revenue $4,429,118
Total Primary Revenue $94,540,173
   Other Revenue $-3,082
TOTAL REVENUE $94,537,091
   Program Expenses $97,028,690
   Administrative Expenses $1,966,019
   Fundraising Expenses $965,922
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,423,540
Net Assets $32,698,893


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,833 0.21% Kyle Zimmer President


First Book is a nonprofit, social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and essentials to children in need. First Book has distributed nearly 150 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book's membership of more than 250,000 teachers and program leaders is the largest and fastest growing network of educators serving children from low-income families.

By making new, high-quality books and essentials available to them on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming lives, so that every child can have equal access to a quality education.

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