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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation is committed to building a stronger, more equitable America through literacy.

three stars

85.41

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

Board Leadership
Peggy Conlon
Board Chair

CEO
British Robinson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.41 three stars
  Financial 79.37 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Former first lady Barbara Bush chose literacy as her life's work based on a powerful belief: "If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be that much closer to solving so many of the problems plaguing our society."
She knew that literacy is the key to a life of equity, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. Since she established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989, research has proven her right, linking literacy to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Over the past three decades, the Barbara Bush Foundation has provided more than $110 million in support for family literacy programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, changing the lives of countless parents and children. Today, as a National organization based in Washington, D.C., we remain committed to Barbara Bush's vision, working toward an America in which all adults have the opportunity to read, write, and comprehend in order to navigate the world with dignity.

Former first lady Barbara Bush chose literacy as her life's work based on a powerful belief: "If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be that much closer to solving so many of the problems plaguing our society."
She knew that literacy is the key to a life of equity, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. Since she established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989, research has proven her right, linking literacy to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Over the past three decades, the Barbara Bush Foundation has provided more than $110 million in support for family literacy programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, changing the lives of countless parents and children. Today, as a National organization based in Washington, D.C., we remain committed to Barbara Bush's vision, working toward an America in which all adults have the opportunity to read, write, and comprehend in order to navigate the world with dignity.

Financial

two stars

79.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.09
  Program Expenses Growth -23.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
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) 85.41 three stars
Readworks (NY) 93.43 four stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 86.31 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.53 four stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 93.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,249,964
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $300,000
Total Contributions $2,549,964
   Program Service Revenue $28,930
Total Primary Revenue $2,578,894
   Other Revenue $1,177,744
TOTAL REVENUE $3,756,638
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,212,152
   Administrative Expenses $346,805
   Fundraising Expenses $1,041,950
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,600,907
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-844,269
   
Net Assets $29,693,030

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
Teen Trendsetters Program $767,476 23.9%
Two-Generation Family Literacy Programs $606,666 18.9%
XPRIZE Competition $273,621 8.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 85.41 three stars
2019-06 02/01/2021 83.46 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 84.84 three stars
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,300 1.78% British Robinson President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$267,063 5.80% Liza McFadden Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (FL) 85.41 three stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.67 three stars
First Book (DC) 87.62 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 88.19 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 94.70 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Peggy Conlon
Board Chair

CEO

British Robinson
President, CEO

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