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Reach Out and Read of Greater New York

Reading is doctor-recommended!

three stars

87.30

75 Maiden Lane Suite 1102
New York, NY 10038
tel: (646) 237-0103   Web Site
EIN: 13-4080045

Board Leadership
Jack E. Pace III
Chairperson

CEO
Leslie K. Brown
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.30 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Reach Out and Read prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. In the Greater New York region, we provide new, age-appropriate books and literacy guidance to over a quarter of a million children in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. Our organization builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing healthcare infrastructure. Each year, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York serves a quarter of a million children in NYC, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley, focusing on those in low-income families.

Reach Out and Read prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. In the Greater New York region, we provide new, age-appropriate books and literacy guidance to over a quarter of a million children in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. Our organization builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing healthcare infrastructure. Each year, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York serves a quarter of a million children in NYC, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley, focusing on those in low-income families.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of books distributed
6,000,000
Number of children served
275,000
Number of program sites
233
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth -17.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reach Out and Read of Greater New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reach Out and Read of Greater New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 87.30 three stars
SMART (OR) 92.12 four stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 97.98 four stars
Open Books (IL) 86.65 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 94.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $589,550
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $110,500
   Fundraising Events $205,623
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $371,000
Total Contributions $1,276,673
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,276,673
   Other Revenue $14,772
TOTAL REVENUE $1,291,445
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $916,283
   Administrative Expenses $124,000
   Fundraising Expenses $105,683
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,145,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $145,479
   
Net Assets $658,475

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
Prescribing Books $916,283 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2020 87.30 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.38 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 86.23 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.43 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 86.38 three 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 13-4080045
Name in IRS Master File REACH OUT AND READ OF GREATER NEW YORK INC
NTEE Code B92
NTEE Classification Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 February, 2000
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
$150,000 13.08% Mary Laurie Williams Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 87.30 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 94.70 four stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 97.98 four stars
Book Trust (CO) 90.65 four stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 95.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York
75 Maiden Lane
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10038
tel: (646) 237-0103
fax: (212) 725-9744
EIN: 13-4080045

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Board Leadership

Jack E. Pace III
Chairperson

CEO

Leslie K. Brown
Interim Executive Director

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