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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation (Grantmaking)

Nashville Public Library Foundation

Investing in the cultural and educational life of every Nashville citizen

three stars

84.71

615 Church Street Nashville, TN 37219
tel: (615) 880-2613   Web Site
EIN: 62-1681766

Board Leadership
David Esquivel
Chair

CEO
Shawn Bakker
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.71 three stars
  Financial 78.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) raises private funds to enhance the programs, facilities and collections of the Nashville Public Library. Private support through the Foundation funds exceptional programming and extraordinary spaces. For example, the Limitless Libraries partnership redefines the role of the public library by giving students in all Metro Nashville Public Schools access to more than 2 million books and other materials delivered right to their school library.

Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) raises private funds to enhance the programs, facilities and collections of the Nashville Public Library. Private support through the Foundation funds exceptional programming and extraordinary spaces. For example, the Limitless Libraries partnership redefines the role of the public library by giving students in all Metro Nashville Public Schools access to more than 2 million books and other materials delivered right to their school library.

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Financial

two stars

78.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.79
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nashville Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nashville Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 84.71 three stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 93.53 four stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 91.19 four stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 92.21 four stars
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,087,398
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $364,733
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,452,131
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,452,131
   Other Revenue $748,088
TOTAL REVENUE $4,200,219
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,360,920
   Administrative Expenses $368,779
   Fundraising Expenses $606,821
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,336,520
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $863,699
   
Net Assets $12,186,177

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
Additional Programmatic Support $1,672,168 70.8%
Limitless Libraries $369,687 15.7%
Bringing Books to Life $319,065 13.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.71 three stars
2017-06 04/01/2019 91.78 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.04 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.41 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.75 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.87 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.90 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 85.59 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 62-1681766
Name in IRS Master File NASHVILLE 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status 509(a)(3) Type III functionally integrated
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, 2018
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
$94,583 2.83% Shawn Bakker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 84.71 three stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 90.15 four stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 92.21 four stars
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.29 three stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Nashville Public Library Foundation
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
tel: (615) 880-2613
EIN: 62-1681766

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Board Leadership

David Esquivel
Chair

CEO

Shawn Bakker
President

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