Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

Chicago Public Library Foundation

Dedicated to the Curious

three stars

87.52

20 North Michigan Avenue Suite 520
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 201-9830   Web Site
EIN: 36-3480353

Board Leadership
Robert A. Wislow
Chairman

CEO
Brenda Langstraat
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.52 three stars
  Financial 82.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF) is an independent nonprofit organization. Since 1986, and in collaboration with its private funding partners and Library colleagues, CPLF has leveraged up City funding to launch, refine, and sustain crucial services that benefit Chicagoans of all ages living and working in the city's 77 neighborhoods. These nationally-recognized offerings include the CyberNavigator computer tutors for adults and older adults; Early Learning programming for children ages 0-5 and their families; the STEAM-focused Summer Learning Challenge, which serves more than 100,000 children every summer; Teacher in the Library homework help for K-12 students; and YOUmedia, the innovative teen learning lab. More information about these and other vital partnership programs can be found at https://cplfoundation.org/what-we-fund.

The Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF) is an independent nonprofit organization. Since 1986, and in collaboration with its private funding partners and Library colleagues, CPLF has leveraged up City funding to launch, refine, and sustain crucial services that benefit Chicagoans of all ages living and working in the city's 77 neighborhoods. These nationally-recognized offerings include the CyberNavigator computer tutors for adults and older adults; Early Learning programming for children ages 0-5 and their families; the STEAM-focused Summer Learning Challenge, which serves more than 100,000 children every summer; Teacher in the Library homework help for K-12 students; and YOUmedia, the innovative teen learning lab. More information about these and other vital partnership programs can be found at https://cplfoundation.org/what-we-fund.

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Financial

three stars

82.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.64
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,836,629
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,049,135
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,885,764
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,885,764
   Other Revenue $491,179
TOTAL REVENUE $5,376,943
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,839,070
   Administrative Expenses $637,634
   Fundraising Expenses $1,091,440
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,568,144
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,191,201
   
Net Assets $28,457,941

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,552 3.20% Rhona Frazin President, CEO

Mission

The Chicago Public Library Foundation (CPLF) is an independent nonprofit organization. Since 1986, and in collaboration with its private funding partners and Library colleagues, CPLF has leveraged up City funding to launch, refine, and sustain crucial services that benefit Chicagoans of all ages living and working in the city's 77 neighborhoods. These nationally-recognized offerings include the CyberNavigator computer tutors for adults and older adults; Early Learning programming for children ages 0-5 and their families; the STEAM-focused Summer Learning Challenge, which serves more than 100,000 children every summer; Teacher in the Library homework help for K-12 students; and YOUmedia, the innovative teen learning lab. More information about these and other vital partnership programs can be found at https://cplfoundation.org/what-we-fund.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 87.52 three stars
Charleston Library Society (SC) 90.79 four stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 90.15 four stars
Long Beach Public Library Foundation (CA) 90.73 four stars
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Public Library Foundation
20 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 520
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 201-9830
EIN: 36-3480353

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Board Leadership

Robert A. Wislow
Chairman

CEO

Brenda Langstraat
President & CEO