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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,078 3.49% Amy Friedman President, CEO

Mission

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) 88.43 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 89.02 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 91.88 four stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 87.74 three stars
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 90.52 four 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