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Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park

Stimulating the intellect and imagination by providing access to literature, information, nature and the arts

three stars

86.97

44 Broad Street Westerly, RI 02891
tel: (401) 596-2877   Web Site
EIN: 05-0259005

Board Leadership
Susan H. Ogle
President

CEO
Brigitte Hopkins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.97 three stars
  Financial 85.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is to stimulate the intellect and imagination by providing access to literature, information, nature and the arts. The library first opened its doors to the public in 1894 and is located in the heart of downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. The Library is open 65 hours each week, and the collection includes books, magazines, compact discs, DVDs and videos, all totaling more than 170,000 items. The Westerly Public Library is a great resource for the community -- it has something for everyone of every age.

The mission of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is to stimulate the intellect and imagination by providing access to literature, information, nature and the arts. The library first opened its doors to the public in 1894 and is located in the heart of downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. The Library is open 65 hours each week, and the collection includes books, magazines, compact discs, DVDs and videos, all totaling more than 170,000 items. The Westerly Public Library is a great resource for the community -- it has something for everyone of every age.

Financial

three stars

85.23

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.55
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.97 three stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 86.14 three stars
Providence Public Library (RI) 85.23 three stars
King County Library System Foundation (WA) 91.58 four stars
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,043,131
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $14,962
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $980,926
Total Contributions $7,039,019
   Program Service Revenue $25,028
Total Primary Revenue $7,064,047
   Other Revenue $2,012,176
TOTAL REVENUE $9,076,223
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,265,374
   Administrative Expenses $451,295
   Fundraising Expenses $146,722
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,863,391
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,212,832
   
Net Assets $36,341,493

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 04/01/2021 86.97 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.29 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.84 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.02 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 92.21 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.72 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.89 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 92.16 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 05-0259005
Name in IRS Master File MEMORIAL & LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code B71
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
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 July, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.97 three stars
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 86.31 three stars
Ridgefield Library Association (CT) 85.37 three stars
Houston Public Library Foundation (TX) 96.66 four stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 86.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park
44 Broad Street
Westerly, RI 02891
tel: (401) 596-2877
EIN: 05-0259005

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Board Leadership

Susan H. Ogle
President

CEO

Brigitte Hopkins
Executive Director

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