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The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

Supporting the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

four stars

92.12

P.O. Box 6134 2450 N. 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 92.12 four stars
  Financial 89.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

three stars

89.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.11
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
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) 92.12 four stars
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 91.78 four stars
Greenwich Library (CT) 87.49 three stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 93.53 four stars
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,038,290
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,920
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,062,210
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,062,210
   Other Revenue $572,142
TOTAL REVENUE $2,634,352
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,283,528
   Administrative Expenses $441,793
   Fundraising Expenses $419,839
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,145,160
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,510,808
   
Net Assets $22,204,633

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 $1,238,107 37.7%
Funding Special Public Programs $926,479 28.2%
Funding Children Programs $562,128 17.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,904 3.13% Roberta Knickerboker Jaggers Foundation President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.12 four stars
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 93.56 four stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 91.99 four stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 92.74 four stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 96.11 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 6134
2450 N. 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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