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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Book Trust

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

three stars

88.43

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

Board Leadership
Amy Kolczak
Board Chair

CEO
Tiffany Kuehner
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.43 three stars
  Financial 83.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

83.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.9%
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) 88.43 three stars
Reading Partners (CA) 90.29 four stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three stars
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.75 three stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 99.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,440,117
   Federated Campaigns $17,719
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $405,908
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,863,744
   Program Service Revenue $629,500
Total Primary Revenue $4,493,244
   Other Revenue $46,686
TOTAL REVENUE $4,539,930
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,661,114
   Administrative Expenses $211,779
   Fundraising Expenses $701,756
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,574,649
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-34,719
   
Net Assets $1,691,125

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 $3,661,114 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 88.43 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.78 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,078 3.49% Amy Friedman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Book Trust (CO) 88.43 three stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three stars
Read Alliance (NY) 88.11 three stars
First Book (DC) 87.62 three stars
Literary Arts (OR) 85.87 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

Amy Kolczak
Board Chair

CEO

Tiffany Kuehner
President, CEO

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