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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


Erin Ganju
Co-founder and CEO

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International : Development and Relief Services

Room to Read

World change starts with educated children

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 4 stars
  Financial 87.00 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)
  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.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   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
   Program Expenses $34,766,717
   Administrative Expenses $2,664,221
   Fundraising Expenses $4,445,144
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $549,169
Net Assets $20,972,074

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

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.

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