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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

87.22

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

Board Leadership
Tyson Moore
Chair

CEO
Shawn Bakker
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.22
  Financial 81.94
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

81.94

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.01
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
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) 87.22
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 86.31
Providence Public Library (RI) 85.23
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 89.48
The Library Foundation (OR) 90.71

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,738,753
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $333,894
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,072,647
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,072,647
   Other Revenue $585,318
TOTAL REVENUE $5,657,965
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,665,869
   Administrative Expenses $422,245
   Fundraising Expenses $602,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,690,888
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,967,077
   
Net Assets $14,552,117

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 $1,986,651 74.5%
Limitless Libraries $348,822 13.1%
Bringing Books to Life $330,396 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 87.22
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.71
2017-06 04/01/2019 91.78
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.04
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.41
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.75
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.63
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.87
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.90
2012-06 03/01/2014 85.59

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,754 3.56% Shawn Bakker President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 87.22
Madison Public Library Foundation (WI) 92.57
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 88.70
Desert Foothills Library Association (AZ) 91.51
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 86.31

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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

Tyson Moore
Chair

CEO

Shawn Bakker
President

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