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Book Trust

Delivering choice and ownership of books to children from low-income families

four stars

91.03

789 Sherman Street Suite 300A
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (720) 458-9889   Web Site
EIN: 20-4124164

Board Leadership
Ron Lowy
Board Chair

CEO
Amy Friedman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.03 four stars
  Financial 87.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

87.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Book Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Book Trust on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Book Trust (CO) 91.03 four stars
First Book (DC) 94.59 four stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 89.90 three stars
Texas Book Festival (TX) 86.32 three stars
Reading In Motion (IL) 87.37 three stars

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At Book Trust, all our work revolves around a single, sad fact: There are thousands of children in America who would like nothing better than to read, but have no books. We empower kids from low-income families to choose and buy their own books, all through the school year. And our focus on book choice and ownership is no accident. Studies show that children are much more likely to read books that they choose, and having books at home brings proven benefits. Best of all, our approach really works. Over a school year, the percentage of Book Trust students reading at grade level jumps from 31 percent to 59 percent.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,968,135
   Federated Campaigns $318
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $242,809
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,211,262
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,211,262
   Other Revenue $87,996
TOTAL REVENUE $3,299,258
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,558,393
   Administrative Expenses $160,213
   Fundraising Expenses $497,166
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,215,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $83,486
   
Net Assets $1,538,994

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
Providing Books $2,558,393 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 09/01/2017 91.03 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 20-4124164
Name in IRS Master File BOOK TRUST
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
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 October, 2006
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
$159,825 4.97% Amy Friedman President, CEO

At Book Trust, all our work revolves around a single, sad fact: There are thousands of children in America who would like nothing better than to read, but have no books. We empower kids from low-income families to choose and buy their own books, all through the school year. And our focus on book choice and ownership is no accident. Studies show that children are much more likely to read books that they choose, and having books at home brings proven benefits. Best of all, our approach really works. Over a school year, the percentage of Book Trust students reading at grade level jumps from 31 percent to 59 percent.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Book Trust (CO) 91.03 four stars
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 85.95 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 95.89 four stars
Reading In Motion (IL) 87.37 three stars
Open Books (IL) 89.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Book Trust
789 Sherman Street
Suite 300A
Denver, CO 80203
tel: (720) 458-9889
EIN: 20-4124164

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Board Leadership

Ron Lowy
Board Chair

CEO

Amy Friedman
President, CEO

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