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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

National Book Foundation

Celebrate the best of American literature

three stars

87.39

90 Broad Street Suite 604
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 685-0261   Web Site
EIN: 13-3347524

Board Leadership
David Steinberger
Chairman

CEO
Lisa Lucas
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.39 three stars
  Financial 90.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. Our BookUp program is an after-school program designed to motivate young people to stay involved with books and reading for pleasure throughout their middle-school years, with the hope they will develop into lifelong readers. The program introduces activities that emphasize reading as both fun and interactive. We have chosen to focus on middle-school students because studies show that this is the age when children are most at risk to stop reading.

The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. Our BookUp program is an after-school program designed to motivate young people to stay involved with books and reading for pleasure throughout their middle-school years, with the hope they will develop into lifelong readers. The program introduces activities that emphasize reading as both fun and interactive. We have chosen to focus on middle-school students because studies show that this is the age when children are most at risk to stop reading.

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Financial

four stars

90.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Book Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Book Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Book Foundation (NY) 87.39 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,455,358
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $741,975
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $115,946
Total Contributions $2,313,279
   Program Service Revenue $446,013
Total Primary Revenue $2,759,292
   Other Revenue $112,762
TOTAL REVENUE $2,872,054
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,089,628
   Administrative Expenses $163,604
   Fundraising Expenses $60,023
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,313,255
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,558,799
   
Net Assets $3,919,959

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
National Book Awards $1,089,628 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-04 07/01/2019 87.39 three stars
2017-04 08/01/2018 85.46 three stars
2016-04 12/01/2017 83.17 three stars
2015-04 11/01/2016 84.39 three stars
2014-04 06/01/2016 82.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-04 10/01/2015 78.54 two stars
2013-04 11/01/2014 82.59 three stars
2012-04 10/01/2013 79.09 two stars
2011-04 11/06/2012 87.20 three 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 13-3347524
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (92) Literary activities
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, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
  • April, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,561 13.44% Lisa Lucas Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

National Book Foundation
90 Broad Street
Suite 604
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 685-0261
fax: (212) 213-6570
EIN: 13-3347524

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Board Leadership

David Steinberger
Chairman

CEO

Lisa Lucas
Executive Director

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