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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,583 2.83% Shawn Bakker President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 84.71 three stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 92.21 four stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 96.11 four stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 90.15 four stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 93.53 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