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

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

We love our libraries

three stars

82.64

2090 Kittredge Street Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 981-6115   Web Site
EIN: 94-3280180

Board Leadership
Melinda Carmack
President

CEO
Kathy Huff
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.64 three stars
  Financial 89.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Berkeley has always put public libraries at the center of city life. Founded in 1997, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation (BPLF) raises funds to support and enhance the facilities, programs and services of the Berkeley Public Library.

Berkeley has always put public libraries at the center of city life. Founded in 1997, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation (BPLF) raises funds to support and enhance the facilities, programs and services of the Berkeley Public Library.

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Financial

three stars

89.13

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.59
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkeley Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkeley Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkeley Public Library Foundation (CA) 82.64 three stars
Madison Public Library Foundation (WI) 90.27 four stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.74 four stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 92.21 four stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 86.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $249,462
   Federated Campaigns $3,184
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $227,871
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $480,517
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $480,517
   Other Revenue $-105,201
TOTAL REVENUE $375,316
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $242,067
   Administrative Expenses $24,213
   Fundraising Expenses $54,237
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $320,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $54,799
   
Net Assets $1,011,850

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 82.64 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 84.26 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.58 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 80.63 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 79.56 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 78.31 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 71.00 two stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.45 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.93 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 92.04 four 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 94-3280180
Name in IRS Master File BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (92) Literary activities
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 November, 1997
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
$100,100 31.23% Kathy Huff Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkeley Public Library Foundation (CA) 82.64 three stars
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.29 three stars
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 92.22 four stars
Long Beach Public Library Foundation (CA) 90.73 four stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 90.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Berkeley Public Library Foundation
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: (510) 981-6115
EIN: 94-3280180

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Board Leadership

Melinda Carmack
President

CEO

Kathy Huff
Executive Director

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