Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Book Trust

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

three stars

89.78

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

Board Leadership
Amy Kolczak
Board Chair

CEO
Amy Friedman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.78 three stars
  Financial 86.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

three stars

86.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth 26.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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 $3,885,350
   Federated Campaigns $184,267
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $356,103
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,425,720
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,425,720
   Other Revenue $72,511
TOTAL REVENUE $4,498,231
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,506,969
   Administrative Expenses $161,555
   Fundraising Expenses $641,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,309,861
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $188,370
   
Net Assets $1,725,844

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,078 3.71% 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) 89.78 three stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 95.97 four stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 91.12 four stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 87.74 three stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 99.79 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

Amy Friedman
President, CEO