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Ridgefield Library Association

Enriching minds. Enhancing community.

three stars

80.58

472 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 06877
tel: (203) 438-2282   Web Site
EIN: 06-0692378

Board Leadership
Gary Rapp
Chair

CEO
Brenda McKinley
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.58 three stars
  Financial 80.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ridgefield Library is a vital resource for the community- not only in what it has to offer in terms of resources and services, but also in terms of its warm, helpful staff. With over 1,100 daily visitors, The Ridgefield Library serves a large number of new and returning patrons. We are actively involved with the life of our community and seek to serve our patrons with excellence. The Library is an intellectual and cultural center for Ridgefield, offering a supportive, welcoming environment that encourages all to read, discover, question exchange ideas, and grow.

The Ridgefield Library is a vital resource for the community- not only in what it has to offer in terms of resources and services, but also in terms of its warm, helpful staff. With over 1,100 daily visitors, The Ridgefield Library serves a large number of new and returning patrons. We are actively involved with the life of our community and seek to serve our patrons with excellence. The Library is an intellectual and cultural center for Ridgefield, offering a supportive, welcoming environment that encourages all to read, discover, question exchange ideas, and grow.

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Financial

three stars

80.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.96
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ridgefield Library Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ridgefield Library Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ridgefield Library Association (CT) 80.58 three stars
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 88.49 three stars
Houston Public Library Foundation (TX) 96.66 four stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 86.21 three stars
King County Library System Foundation (WA) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $511,625
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $246,365
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,929,491
Total Contributions $2,687,481
   Program Service Revenue $91,907
Total Primary Revenue $2,779,388
   Other Revenue $127,419
TOTAL REVENUE $2,906,807
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,650,903
   Administrative Expenses $567,134
   Fundraising Expenses $326,463
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,544,500
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-637,693
   
Net Assets $22,618,987

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
Operation of Free Public Library $2,650,903 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 80.58 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.58 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 83.71 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.96 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 84.07 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 85.02 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 06-0692378
Name in IRS Master File RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code B71
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification
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 September, 1943
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
$101,116 2.85% Brenda McKinley Library Director
Other Salaries of Note
$104,979 2.96% Mary Rindfleisch Assistant Library Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ridgefield Library Association (CT) 80.58 three stars
Desert Foothills Library Association (AZ) 90.62 four stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 86.21 three stars
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 88.49 three stars
Charleston Library Society (SC) 90.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ridgefield Library Association
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
tel: (203) 438-2282
EIN: 06-0692378

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Board Leadership

Gary Rapp
Chair

CEO

Brenda McKinley
Director

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