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SMART

Start Making a Reader Today

four stars

92.12

101 SW Market Street Suite 101
Portland, OR 97201
tel: (877) 598-4633   Web Site
EIN: 93-1051724

Board Leadership
Hank Sigmon
Chair

CEO
Chris Otis
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.12 four stars
  Financial 88.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) partners with hundreds of schools statewide to deliver proven literacy support to K-3 children. Teachers recommend students for participation in the program, which complements the school's curriculum. Local SMART Coordinators recruit and train community volunteers to read once a week from October to May with two children. The consistent, one-on-one relationship gives children the attention, self-confidence, and skills to succeed in school and beyond. SMART further encourages children to read outside the classroom by giving them new books each month. SMART serves about 10,000 children each year.

SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) partners with hundreds of schools statewide to deliver proven literacy support to K-3 children. Teachers recommend students for participation in the program, which complements the school's curriculum. Local SMART Coordinators recruit and train community volunteers to read once a week from October to May with two children. The consistent, one-on-one relationship gives children the attention, self-confidence, and skills to succeed in school and beyond. SMART further encourages children to read outside the classroom by giving them new books each month. SMART serves about 10,000 children each year.

Financial

three stars

88.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SMART on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by SMART on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SMART (OR) 92.12 four stars
Reading Is Fundamental (DC) 88.82 three stars
Reading Partners (CA) 87.60 three stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 95.54 four stars
Readworks (NY) 93.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,433,761
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $603,859
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $177,103
Total Contributions $4,214,723
   Program Service Revenue $16,425
Total Primary Revenue $4,231,148
   Other Revenue $70,717
TOTAL REVENUE $4,301,865
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,712,735
   Administrative Expenses $395,228
   Fundraising Expenses $570,603
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,678,566
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $623,299
   
Net Assets $6,174,842

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
Reading Program $2,712,735 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 92.12 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.07 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 87.37 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 85.06 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 82.95 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 82.72 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.64 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 79.14 two stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 79.14 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 80.66 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 75.56 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 79.89 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 79.69 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.23 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 70.91 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 71.45 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2009 76.97 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 67.82 one star
2006-06 08/01/2007 64.55 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 93-1051724
Name in IRS Master File SMART READING
NTEE Code B21
NTEE Classification Kindergarten, Preschool, Nursery School, Early Admissions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 April, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,460 4.03% Chris Otis Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SMART (OR) 92.12 four stars
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.57 three stars
Worldreader.org (CA) 90.37 four stars
Literary Arts (OR) 86.10 three stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

SMART
101 SW Market Street
Suite 101
Portland, OR 97201
tel: (877) 598-4633
EIN: 93-1051724

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Board Leadership

Hank Sigmon
Chair

CEO

Chris Otis
Executive Director

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