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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

LitWorld International

Be the story.

two stars

75.76

1115 Broadway 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (646) 248-6401   Web Site
EIN: 13-4367685

Board Leadership
Samantha Siegal
Chair

CEO
Dorothy Lee
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.76 two stars
  Financial 67.54 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

LitWorld aims to strengthen kids and communities through the power of their own stories. We work with a broad coalition of national and international partners to ensure that young people worldwide can experience the joy and transformation of reading, writing, and storytelling. Our year-round, child-centered programming is designed to develop each of the 7 Strengths which LitWorld sees as inherent in every child. Our programs encourage self-expression, build understanding, and cultivate confidence, using literacy as a tool and pathway for self-empowerment.

LitWorld aims to strengthen kids and communities through the power of their own stories. We work with a broad coalition of national and international partners to ensure that young people worldwide can experience the joy and transformation of reading, writing, and storytelling. Our year-round, child-centered programming is designed to develop each of the 7 Strengths which LitWorld sees as inherent in every child. Our programs encourage self-expression, build understanding, and cultivate confidence, using literacy as a tool and pathway for self-empowerment.

Financial

one star

67.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
58.9%
  Administrative Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LitWorld International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LitWorld International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Monthly calls with constituents
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LitWorld International (NY) 75.76 two stars
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.57 three stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 93.09 four stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 88.19 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.53 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $405,438
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $182,045
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $587,483
   Program Service Revenue $713,183
Total Primary Revenue $1,300,666
   Other Revenue $-36,981
TOTAL REVENUE $1,263,685
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $666,057
   Administrative Expenses $173,107
   Fundraising Expenses $213,853
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,053,017
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,668
   
Net Assets $1,454,091

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
Global Literacy Programs for Children $666,057 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 75.76 two stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 75.68 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 79.95 two 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 13-4367685
Name in IRS Master File LITWORLD INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational 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 December, 2008
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,667 7.75% Dorothy Lee Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LitWorld International (NY) 75.76 two stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 94.70 four stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.53 four stars
Worldreader.org (CA) 90.37 four stars
Reading Partners (CA) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

LitWorld International
1115 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
tel: (646) 248-6401
EIN: 13-4367685

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Board Leadership

Samantha Siegal
Chair

CEO

Dorothy Lee
Executive Director

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