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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

93.64

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

Board Leadership
Mark Kaplan
Board Chair

CEO
Chris Frangion
Interim CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.64 four stars
  Financial 91.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

91.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.50
  Program Expenses Growth 25.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
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) 93.64 four stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 91.91 four stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 89.50 three stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 100.00 four stars
Readworks (NY) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,920,168
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $852,252
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $314,058
Total Contributions $3,086,478
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,086,478
   Other Revenue $532,399
TOTAL REVENUE $3,618,877
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,627,852
   Administrative Expenses $384,199
   Fundraising Expenses $896,147
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,908,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,289,321
   
Net Assets $27,162,511

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 $1,844,354 15.9%
Family Literacy Programs $1,844,354 15.9%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 93.64 four stars
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, 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
$272,886 2.11% Eliza McFadden President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (FL) 93.64 four stars
Literary Arts (OR) 85.87 three stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.23 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 91.91 four stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 90.11 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

Mark Kaplan
Board Chair

CEO

Chris Frangion
Interim CEO

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