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Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program

Giving kids in need the chance to read

four stars

97.98

1130 NW 85th Street Seattle, WA 98117
tel: (206) 461-0123   Web Site
EIN: 91-1600084

Board Leadership
Daniel Franke
President

CEO
Susan Dibble
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.98 four stars
  Financial 97.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children.

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program is the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in Washington State. We are dedicated to helping children in need succeed in school by developing strong reading skills. A child who is not reading proficiently at the end of third grade is FOUR times more likely to drop-out of school before graduating than one who is. Page Ahead works to break down barriers to achievement for children in need, and is committed to help all children become successful readers.

Page Ahead serves children, families and communities - with books for children; literacy support for families; and reading resources for communities.

Guided by the fact that literacy is essential to lifelong success, Page Ahead provides new books and develops reading activities that empower at-risk children.

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program is the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in Washington State. We are dedicated to helping children in need succeed in school by developing strong reading skills. A child who is not reading proficiently at the end of third grade is FOUR times more likely to drop-out of school before graduating than one who is. Page Ahead works to break down barriers to achievement for children in need, and is committed to help all children become successful readers.

Page Ahead serves children, families and communities - with books for children; literacy support for families; and reading resources for communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy
937
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 97.98 four stars
Readworks (NY) 92.74 four stars
Reading Partners (CA) 90.29 four stars
Literary Arts (OR) 85.87 three stars
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $839,379
   Federated Campaigns $21,476
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $244,914
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $120,523
Total Contributions $1,226,292
   Program Service Revenue $81,485
Total Primary Revenue $1,307,777
   Other Revenue $-54,276
TOTAL REVENUE $1,253,501
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $855,416
   Administrative Expenses $115,851
   Fundraising Expenses $71,765
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,043,032
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,469
   
Net Assets $739,936

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
Book Up Summer $571,849 66.9%
Story Times $143,012 16.7%
Story Leaders $80,986 9.5%
Books for Kids $59,569 7.0%

Ratings History
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 97.98 four stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 95.97 four stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 93.50 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 92.91 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 89.90 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 02/01/2016 82.66 three stars
2014-08 11/01/2015 81.21 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 82.99 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 82.10 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 90.48 four stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 91.43 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 89.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 09/01/2010 85.33 three stars
2008-08 09/01/2009 83.64 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 72.90 two stars
2006-08 09/01/2007 74.04 two stars
2005-08 05/01/2007 78.74 two 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 91-1600084
Name in IRS Master File PAGE AHEAD CHILDRENS LITERACY PRGM
NTEE Code B92
NTEE Classification Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 September, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,745 8.41% Susan Dibble Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 97.98 four stars
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.75 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 91.18 four stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 92.21 four stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 91.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program
1130 NW 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
tel: (206) 461-0123
fax: (206) 461-7370
EIN: 91-1600084

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Board Leadership

Daniel Franke
President

CEO

Susan Dibble
Executive Director

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