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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
Chair

CEO

Kyle Zimmer
President, CEO


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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

First Book

Delivering possibilities for children in need

 
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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.25 3 stars
  Financial 84.81 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
97.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by First Book on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   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
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $97,028,690
   Administrative Expenses $1,966,019
   Fundraising Expenses $965,922
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $99,960,631
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,423,540
   
Net Assets $32,698,893

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

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

Mission

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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