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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

We believe literacy is a right that provides equal opportunity to achieving the American dream, which everyone deserves.

four stars

90.21

516 North Adams Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
tel: (850) 562-5300   Web Site
EIN: 26-0587238

Board Leadership
Tim Gage
Board Chair

CEO
Liza McFadden
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.21 four stars
  Financial 86.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

86.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.83
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (FL) 90.21 four stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 94.74 four stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 95.89 four stars
Reading In Motion (IL) 87.37 three stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 97.82 four stars

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The mission of the Barbara Bush Foundation is to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home. In 1989, Mrs. Bush pioneered the national family literacy movement, launching the Foundation that focuses simultaneously on early childhood education for preschoolers and adult literacy for their parents. Now almost three decades later, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy continues to lead the national literacy movement and create family literacy opportunities for children ages 0-8, and their parents.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,805,336
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,322,174
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $335,030
Total Contributions $4,462,540
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,462,540
   Other Revenue $-47,693
TOTAL REVENUE $4,414,847
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,118,912
   Administrative Expenses $404,951
   Fundraising Expenses $1,377,649
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,901,512
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,486,665
   
Net Assets $35,197,516

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
Xprize Challenge $3,000,000 42.1%
Family Literacy Programs $2,230,333 31.3%
Teen Trendsetters $1,888,579 26.5%

Ratings History
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.21 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.31 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 92.37 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 26-0587238
Name in IRS Master File BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY LITERACY INC
NTEE Code A70
NTEE Classification Humanities Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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 December, 2007
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$236,290 2.65% Eliza McFadden President

The mission of the Barbara Bush Foundation is to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home. In 1989, Mrs. Bush pioneered the national family literacy movement, launching the Foundation that focuses simultaneously on early childhood education for preschoolers and adult literacy for their parents. Now almost three decades later, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy continues to lead the national literacy movement and create family literacy opportunities for children ages 0-8, and their parents.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (FL) 90.21 four stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 89.90 three stars
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 85.95 three stars
Read Alliance (NY) 85.46 three stars
Better Basics (AL) 95.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
tel: (850) 562-5300
EIN: 26-0587238

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Board Leadership

Tim Gage
Board Chair

CEO

Liza McFadden
President, CEO

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