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    Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

    Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...516 N ADAMS ST
    Tallahassee FL 32301-1112


    Tallahassee FL | IRS ruling year: 2007 | EIN: 26-0587238  


    Former first lady Barbara Bush chose literacy as her life's work based on a powerful belief: "If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be that much closer to solving so many of the problems plaguing our society."
    She knew that literacy is the key to a life of equity, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. Since she established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989, research has proven her right, linking literacy to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
    Over the past three decades, the Barbara Bush Foundation has provided more than $110 million in support for family literacy programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, changing the lives of countless parents and children. Today, as a National organization based in Washington, D.C., we remain committed to Barbara Bush's vision, working toward an America in which all adults have the opportunity to read, write, and comprehend in order to navigate the world with dignity.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 83%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    Accountability & Finance


    Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has earned a 83% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
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    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
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    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 4.20% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 5.74 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.33 - 5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 8.60% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 19.70% - 5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 71.59% - 6.17/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -30.79% - 0/10 pts

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