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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

SMART

Start Making a Reader Today

84.54

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

Board Leadership
Anna Madill
Chair

CEO
Chris Otis
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.54
  Financial 78.15
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

78.15

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.61
  Program Expenses Growth -2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
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) 84.54
Better Basics (AL) 90.95
Bernie's Book Bank (IL) 85.23
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.67
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 95.54

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,021,869
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $605,681
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $580,419
Total Contributions $3,207,969
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,207,969
   Other Revenue $73,623
TOTAL REVENUE $3,281,592
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,274,770
   Administrative Expenses $683,997
   Fundraising Expenses $651,389
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,610,156
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-328,564
   
Net Assets $5,784,796

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 $2,274,770 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 84.54
2019-06 09/01/2020 92.12
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.07
2017-06 09/01/2018 87.37
2016-06 06/01/2017 85.06
2015-06 08/01/2016 82.95
2015-06 07/01/2016 82.72
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.64
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 79.14
2014-06 09/01/2015 79.14
2013-06 02/01/2014 80.66
2012-06 06/01/2013 75.56
2011-06 10/01/2012 79.89
2011-06 05/01/2012 79.69
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.23
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 70.91
2009-06 07/01/2010 71.45
2008-06 02/01/2009 76.97
2007-06 10/01/2008 67.82
2006-06 08/01/2007 64.55

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,999 4.23% Chris Otis Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
SMART (OR) 84.54
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 93.09
Ferst Readers (GA) 95.05
Reading Partners (CA) 85.31
First Book (DC) 87.62

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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

Anna Madill
Chair

CEO

Chris Otis
Executive Director

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