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International : Development and Relief Services

Room to Read

World change starts with educated children

four stars

91.33

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 91.33 four stars
  Financial 87.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
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) 91.33 four stars
Solar Electric Light Fund (DC) 86.50 three stars
American India Foundation (NY) 85.78 three stars
One Acre Fund (IL) 94.28 four stars
Grameen Foundation USA (DC) 89.35 three stars

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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 $29,081,920
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,300,338
   Related Organizations $1,732,055
   Government Grants $708,398
Total Contributions $43,822,711
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $43,822,711
   Other Revenue $417,211
TOTAL REVENUE $44,239,922
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $37,278,131
   Administrative Expenses $1,964,379
   Fundraising Expenses $4,135,876
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,378,386
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $861,536
   
Net Assets $21,082,471

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 $11,097,744 29.8%
Girls' Education Program $11,097,744 29.8%
School Construction $3,444,973 9.2%

Ratings History
Room to Read has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.33 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.80 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.75 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 91.17 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 90.73 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 93.69 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 97.18 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.16 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 97.13 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 95.95 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 96.06 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 96.14 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 96.28 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 96.58 four stars

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)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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 Compensation from Affiliates
$216,280 0.49% Erin K. Ganju Chief Executive Officer --
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- John Wood Founder $232,150

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) 91.33 four stars
Landesa (WA) 88.85 three stars
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 100.00 four stars
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Esperanza International Foundation (WA) 85.41 three stars

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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) 484-7653
EIN: 91-2003533

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Board Leadership

Scott Kapnick
Board Chair

CEO

Erin Ganju
Co-founder and CEO

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