Charity Navigator - Rating for Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF)
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    Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF)

     

    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible

    ...https://cplfoundation.org/

    ...200 W MADISON AVE 3RD FL
    Chicago IL 60606-3412

    312-374-5243


    Chicago IL | IRS ruling year: 1987 | EIN: 36-3480353  

     

    Established in 1986, the Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF) is an independent nonprofit that exists to accelerate the potential of our public library by investing in resources that transform lives and communities. For more than 30 years, we have connected individuals and corporations, neighborhood organizations, and City agencies committed to building a stronger and more equitable Chicago. Together, we make pathways to learning, creativity, and civic engagement accessible to Chicagoans of all ages through investment across three funding priority areas: Close the Academic Opportunity Gap; Activate Creativity & Connection for All; and Bridge the Digital Divide. Find us online at www.cplfoundation.org.

     


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 88%, 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 from multiple beacon scores: 80% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. 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 As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF) is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

     

    Accountability & Finance

     

    Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF) has earned a 86% 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 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    Governance
    Policies
    Transparency

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 1.70% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 4.14 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.21 - 5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 8.00% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 14.60% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 77.20% - 7.77/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -1.12% - 0/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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