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International : Development and Relief Services

Room to Read

World change starts with educated children

90.80

465 California Street Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 839-4400   Web Site
EIN: 91-2003533

Board Leadership
Scott Kapnick
Board Chair

CEO
Erin Ganju
Co-founder and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80
  Financial 87.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
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

87.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Room to Read on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Room to Read on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Room to Read (CA) 90.80
Freedom from Hunger (CA) 86.21
American India Foundation (NY) 87.66
Endeavor (NY) 93.82
HOPE International (PA) 91.79

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Room to Read believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children. We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,160,569
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,060,461
   Related Organizations $14,421,803
   Government Grants $659,416
Total Contributions $41,302,249
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $41,302,249
   Other Revenue $1,123,002
TOTAL REVENUE $42,425,251
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,766,717
   Administrative Expenses $2,664,221
   Fundraising Expenses $4,445,144
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $41,876,082
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $549,169
   
Net Assets $20,972,074

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
School Libraries $11,651,045 33.5%
Reading and Writing Instruction $10,765,565 31.0%
Girls' Education Program $9,367,440 26.9%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.80
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.75
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.17
2013-12 05/01/2015 90.73
2012-12 12/20/2013 93.69
2011-12 02/01/2013 97.18
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.16
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.13
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 95.95
2008-12 03/01/2010 96.06
2007-12 10/01/2008 96.14
2006-12 12/15/2007 96.28
2005-12 04/01/2007 96.58

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

EIN 91-2003533
Name in IRS Master File ROOM TO READ
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 December, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,796 0.48% Erin K. Ganju Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$186,899 0.44% John Wood Founder

Room to Read believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children. We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Room to Read (CA) 90.80
BrazilFoundation (NY) 96.46
Global Fund for Children (DC) 86.73
Christian Freedom International (VA) 89.04
International Youth Foundation (MD) 94.26

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Charity Contact Info

Room to Read
465 California Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 839-4400
fax: (415) 839-4303
EIN: 91-2003533

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Board Leadership

Scott Kapnick
Board Chair

CEO

Erin Ganju
Co-founder and CEO

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