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

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation

Library Champions.

three stars

87.11

301 York Street Louisville, KY 40203
tel: (502) 574-1654   Web Site
EIN: 61-0969361

Board Leadership
Stephen C. Gault
Chair

CEO
Chandra Gordon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.11 three stars
  Financial 81.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation was founded for the purpose of benefiting, promoting, supporting, and enhancing the programs and services of the Louisville Free Public Library, whose mission is to provide the people of Metro Louisville with the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas, and information and to support them in their pursuit of learning. Through its support of the public library, the Library Foundation serves the entire Metro Louisville area.

The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation was founded for the purpose of benefiting, promoting, supporting, and enhancing the programs and services of the Louisville Free Public Library, whose mission is to provide the people of Metro Louisville with the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas, and information and to support them in their pursuit of learning. Through its support of the public library, the Library Foundation serves the entire Metro Louisville area.

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Financial

three stars

81.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth -28.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Free Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Free Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,835,497
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,835,497
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,835,497
   Other Revenue $940,287
TOTAL REVENUE $3,775,784
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,042,296
   Administrative Expenses $232,984
   Fundraising Expenses $186,912
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,462,192
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,313,592
   
Net Assets $11,902,128

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,800 6.27% Chandra Gordon Executive Director

Mission

The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation was founded for the purpose of benefiting, promoting, supporting, and enhancing the programs and services of the Louisville Free Public Library, whose mission is to provide the people of Metro Louisville with the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas, and information and to support them in their pursuit of learning. Through its support of the public library, the Library Foundation serves the entire Metro Louisville area.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Free Public Library Foundation (KY) 87.11 three stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 91.07 four stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.74 four stars
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 86.61 three stars
Charleston Library Society (SC) 90.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203
tel: (502) 574-1654
fax: (502) 574-1734
EIN: 61-0969361

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Board Leadership

Stephen C. Gault
Chair

CEO

Chandra Gordon
Executive Director