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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

four stars

91.84

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

Board Leadership
Robert Holland
President

CEO
Brigitte Hopkins
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.84 four stars
  Financial 89.19 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

89.19

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.67
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
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) 91.84 four stars
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 89.04 three stars
Greenwich Library (CT) 89.39 three stars
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library (MN) 89.02 three stars
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 86.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $262,757
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $28,536
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,115,344
Total Contributions $1,406,637
   Program Service Revenue $27,873
Total Primary Revenue $1,434,510
   Other Revenue $2,498,319
TOTAL REVENUE $3,932,829
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,380,204
   Administrative Expenses $449,640
   Fundraising Expenses $80,735
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,910,579
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,022,250
   
Net Assets $30,628,118

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
Library $1,236,220 51.9%
Building $841,120 35.3%
Wilcox Park $302,864 12.7%

Ratings History
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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) 91.84 four stars
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 92.92 four stars
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library (MN) 89.02 three stars
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 86.54 three stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 95.77 four 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

Robert Holland
President

CEO

Brigitte Hopkins
Executive Director

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