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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Dollywood Foundation

Fostering a love of reading among preschool children.

three stars

84.26

111 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Force, TN 37863
tel: (865) 428-9606   Web Site
EIN: 62-1348105

Board Leadership
Dolly Parton
Chairperson

CEO
David Dotson
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.26 three stars
  Financial 96.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1995 to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee with the goal of fostering a love of reading among her county's preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family's income. Beginning in 2000, the program is available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally.

Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1995 to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee with the goal of fostering a love of reading among her county's preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family's income. Beginning in 2000, the program is available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally.

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Financial

four stars

96.67

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.00
  Program Expenses Growth 28.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dollywood Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dollywood Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dollywood Foundation (TN) 84.26 three stars
First Book (DC) 94.69 four stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 93.50 four stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.23 three stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,346,339
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,346,339
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,346,339
   Other Revenue $548,864
TOTAL REVENUE $10,895,203
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,289,217
   Administrative Expenses $360,621
   Fundraising Expenses $113,848
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,763,686
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,131,517
   
Net Assets $16,323,229

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
Assist in Development of Reading Skills & Foster Love of Reading $1,231,760 53.8%
Relief to those Harmed by Wildfires $920,595 40.2%
College Scholarships $136,862 6.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 84.26 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 81.08 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.40 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.42 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 62-1348105
Name in IRS Master File DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
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 January, 1990
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$249,962 9.04% David C. Dotson President
Other Salaries of Note
$138,626 5.01% Jeffrey P. Conyers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dollywood Foundation (TN) 84.26 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 90.11 four stars
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 86.46 three stars
SMART (OR) 85.06 three stars
Better Basics (AL) 92.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Force, TN 37863
tel: (865) 428-9606
EIN: 62-1348105

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Board Leadership

Dolly Parton
Chairperson

CEO

David Dotson
President

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