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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Reading In Motion

Improving literacy for every at-risk student.

three stars

80.92

65 East Wacker Place Suite 305
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 357-9463   Web Site
EIN: 36-3235853

Board Leadership
Jill W. Fraggos
Chair of the Board

CEO
Karl Androes
Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.92 three stars
  Financial 73.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to get every student reading at or above grade level within the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts, especially students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support. To accomplish our mission, we partner with schools and train their teachers to deliver an engaging and innovative reading improvement program, Benchmarks, for 50 minutes a day during school hours throughout the school year. We target schools with poor reading scores and high percentages of low-income students where we provide our specialized Coaches and other services on-site to inspire students to learn and teachers to grow. Established in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, we have served more than 50,000 students dramatically improve their reading skills.

Our mission is to get every student reading at or above grade level within the first years of school through the power and discipline of the arts, especially students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support. To accomplish our mission, we partner with schools and train their teachers to deliver an engaging and innovative reading improvement program, Benchmarks, for 50 minutes a day during school hours throughout the school year. We target schools with poor reading scores and high percentages of low-income students where we provide our specialized Coaches and other services on-site to inspire students to learn and teachers to grow. Established in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, we have served more than 50,000 students dramatically improve their reading skills.

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Financial

two stars

73.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reading In Motion on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reading In Motion on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reading In Motion (IL) 80.92 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 86.24 three stars
Literary Arts (OR) 86.10 three stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 100.00 four stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,017,105
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $227,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,244,355
   Program Service Revenue $385,613
Total Primary Revenue $1,629,968
   Other Revenue $-5,133
TOTAL REVENUE $1,624,835
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,454,857
   Administrative Expenses $129,053
   Fundraising Expenses $273,437
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,857,347
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-232,512
   
Net Assets $842,602

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
Benchmarks Reading Program $593,523 40.8%
National Expansion Program $309,946 21.3%
Spanish Reading Program $218,161 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2020 80.92 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 79.39 two stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 82.87 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 81.96 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.37 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.07 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 78.33 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 85.96 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 74.94 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2013 76.80 two 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 36-3235853
Name in IRS Master File READING IN MOTION
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1983
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,889 3.81% Karl Androes President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reading In Motion (IL) 80.92 three stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 95.54 four stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 91.88 four stars
Reading Partners (CA) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Reading In Motion
65 East Wacker Place
Suite 305
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 357-9463
EIN: 36-3235853

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Board Leadership

Jill W. Fraggos
Chair of the Board

CEO

Karl Androes
Founder and Executive Director

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