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The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

Supporting the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

four stars

92.74

P.O. Box 6134 2450 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46206
tel: (317) 275-4700   Web Site
EIN: 23-7016089

Board Leadership
Diane Herndon Borgmann
Chair

CEO
Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.74 four stars
  Financial 90.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation supports and enhances programs, services and facilities of The Indianapolis Public Library and its partnerships in lifelong learning initiatives that benefit a diverse community. While tax dollars support basic library expenses such as staff salaries and building upkeep, a need exists to develop and maintain quality programs and services for people in our community. The Library Foundation's support delivers, in part or in whole, many of these important initiatives that patrons have grown to know and appreciate through the generations.

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation supports and enhances programs, services and facilities of The Indianapolis Public Library and its partnerships in lifelong learning initiatives that benefit a diverse community. While tax dollars support basic library expenses such as staff salaries and building upkeep, a need exists to develop and maintain quality programs and services for people in our community. The Library Foundation's support delivers, in part or in whole, many of these important initiatives that patrons have grown to know and appreciate through the generations.

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Financial

four stars

90.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.57
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.74 four stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 90.16 four stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 93.53 four stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 86.21 three stars
Louisville Free Public Library Foundation (KY) 87.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,885,443
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $142,231
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,027,674
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,027,674
   Other Revenue $689,577
TOTAL REVENUE $2,717,251
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,194,464
   Administrative Expenses $311,124
   Fundraising Expenses $435,843
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,941,431
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,224,180
   
Net Assets $19,707,676

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
Funding Collections $1,453,588 45.5%
Funding Adult Programs $684,785 21.4%
Funding Children Programs $599,582 18.8%

Ratings History
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 92.74 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 92.12 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.43 three stars
2015-12 12/22/2017 84.21 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 82.63 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 79.92 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.35 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 90.49 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 82.46 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 23-7016089
Name in IRS Master File INDIANAPOLIS-MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
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 May, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,100 3.42% Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers Foundation President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.74 four stars
Louisville Free Public Library Foundation (KY) 87.11 three stars
Desert Foothills Library Association (AZ) 90.62 four stars
Long Beach Public Library Foundation (CA) 90.91 four stars
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 6134
2450 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46206
tel: (317) 275-4700
EIN: 23-7016089

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Board Leadership

Diane Herndon Borgmann
Chair

CEO

Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers
President

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