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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

New Orleans Public Library Foundation

938 Lafayette Street Suite 322
New Orleans, LA 70113
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EIN: 72-1179236



On December 14, 2017, The New Orleans Advocate reported that New Orleans Public Library Foundation was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "WWL-TV: New Orleans' Irvin Mayfield indicted on fraud, conspiracy, money laundering counts." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The New Orleans Advocate article.

  • On January 4, 2018, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Irvin Mayfield, business partner plead not guilty to fraud, money laundering charges." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On December 7, 2018, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Feds detail Irvin Mayfield, Ronald Markham’s alleged scheme to defraud library foundation." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 72-1179236
NTEE Code B70
NTEE Classification Libraries
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

New Orleans Public Library Foundation
938 Lafayette Street
Suite 322
New Orleans, LA 70113
EIN: 72-1179236

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