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Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program

Giving kids in need the chance to read

four stars

93.09

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

Board Leadership
Emma Kazaryan
President

CEO
Susan Dibble
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.09 four stars
  Financial 90.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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. Founded in 1990, Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program has given more than 3.5 million new books to more than 950,000 children through collaborations with schools, social service agencies, preschools, and early childhood programs across Washington.

Through our programs, we work to erase the early reading gap for under-resourced children before it becomes an "achievement" gap. Page Ahead has grown from a King County book giveaway project to the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in the state, currently serving more than 16,000 students in eighteen counties.

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. Founded in 1990, Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program has given more than 3.5 million new books to more than 950,000 children through collaborations with schools, social service agencies, preschools, and early childhood programs across Washington.

Through our programs, we work to erase the early reading gap for under-resourced children before it becomes an "achievement" gap. Page Ahead has grown from a King County book giveaway project to the leading provider of children's books and literacy services in the state, currently serving more than 16,000 students in eighteen counties.

Financial

four stars

90.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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) 93.09 four stars
Reading Is Fundamental (DC) 88.82 three stars
Literary Arts (OR) 86.10 three stars
Readworks (NY) 93.43 four stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 94.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $832,028
   Federated Campaigns $20,885
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $210,698
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,000
Total Contributions $1,068,611
   Program Service Revenue $79,191
Total Primary Revenue $1,147,802
   Other Revenue $-14,570
TOTAL REVENUE $1,133,232
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $846,176
   Administrative Expenses $111,686
   Fundraising Expenses $84,867
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,042,729
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $90,503
   
Net Assets $830,439

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 $618,297 73.1%
Story Times $99,029 11.7%
Story Leaders $70,602 8.3%
Books for Kids $58,248 6.9%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 05/01/2021 93.09 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,423 9.15% Susan Dibble Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 93.09 four stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 95.05 four stars
Read Alliance (NY) 85.46 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 88.19 three stars
Worldreader.org (CA) 90.37 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

Emma Kazaryan
President

CEO

Susan Dibble
Executive Director

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