International : Development and Relief Services

Room to Read

World change starts with educated children

92.00

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

Board Leadership
Mary Byron
Board Chair

CEO
Geetha Murali
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.00
  Financial 88.69
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

88.69

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,167,800
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $10,682,234
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,118,326
Total Contributions $59,968,360
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $59,968,360
   Other Revenue $-130,665
TOTAL REVENUE $59,837,695
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,081,514
   Administrative Expenses $1,960,473
   Fundraising Expenses $5,091,406
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $53,133,393
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,704,302
   
Net Assets $29,942,569

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$257,627 0.48% Geetha Murali Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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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Room to Read (CA) 92.00
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Fonkoze USA (DC) 89.82
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 93.98

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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

Mary Byron
Board Chair

CEO

Geetha Murali
Chief Executive Officer