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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Read Ahead

Share a page in a child's life

three stars

82.54

50 Broad Street Suite 1720
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 219-9940   Web Site
EIN: 13-3636559

Board Leadership
Julie M. Allen
Chair

CEO
Kristen Baldwin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.54 three stars
  Financial 75.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1991, Read Ahead (formerly known as Everybody Wins! New York) has been devoted to promoting children's literacy in the New York metropolitan area, through our signature reading mentors program. Read Ahead intervenes at a pivotal point in children's schooling to improve their odds for a better and more literate life. By taking part in our reading-based mentoring program, students who struggle with reading are able to increase their proficiency and improve their self-confidence, motivating them to read more for pleasure in school and at home. The reading mentors program does more than develop necessary reading skills. It enables children to create lives for themselves that are fulfilling, and often, inspiring.

Since 1991, Read Ahead (formerly known as Everybody Wins! New York) has been devoted to promoting children's literacy in the New York metropolitan area, through our signature reading mentors program. Read Ahead intervenes at a pivotal point in children's schooling to improve their odds for a better and more literate life. By taking part in our reading-based mentoring program, students who struggle with reading are able to increase their proficiency and improve their self-confidence, motivating them to read more for pleasure in school and at home. The reading mentors program does more than develop necessary reading skills. It enables children to create lives for themselves that are fulfilling, and often, inspiring.

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Financial

two stars

75.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
68.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Read Ahead on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Read Ahead on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Read Ahead (NY) 82.54 three stars
Readworks (NY) 92.74 four stars
Literary Arts (OR) 86.10 three stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 86.31 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 94.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $646,477
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $750,975
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,397,452
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,397,452
   Other Revenue $2,131
TOTAL REVENUE $1,399,583
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $931,975
   Administrative Expenses $128,914
   Fundraising Expenses $297,042
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,357,931
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,652
   
Net Assets $723,657

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 Mentors $931,975 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 82.54 three stars
2018-09 07/01/2019 81.55 three stars
2017-09 07/01/2018 82.11 three stars
2016-09 09/01/2017 75.47 two stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 71.65 two stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 71.23 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 71.50 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 70.47 two stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 70.37 two stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 69.37 one star
2012-09 08/01/2013 80.56 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 13-3636559
Name in IRS Master File READ AHEAD INC
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 December, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,737 8.59% Kristen Baldwin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Read Ahead (NY) 82.54 three stars
Read Alliance (NY) 88.11 three stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 86.31 three stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 97.98 four stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 88.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Read Ahead
50 Broad Street
Suite 1720
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 219-9940
EIN: 13-3636559

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Board Leadership

Julie M. Allen
Chair

CEO

Kristen Baldwin
Executive Director

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