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

Chicago Public Library Foundation

Dedicated to the Curious

four stars

93.56

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 93.56 four stars
  Financial 90.90 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

four stars

90.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.20
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
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 $3,935,196
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,895,465
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,830,661
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,830,661
   Other Revenue $1,800,530
TOTAL REVENUE $7,631,191
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,006,600
   Administrative Expenses $557,112
   Fundraising Expenses $1,028,195
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,591,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-960,716
   
Net Assets $32,341,667

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$216,320 2.51% 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) 93.56 four stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 93.53 four stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 92.21 four stars
Louisville Free Public Library Foundation (KY) 87.11 three stars
Greenwich Library (CT) 87.49 three 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