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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

LitWorld

Be the story.

two stars

75.68

222 Broadway 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (646) 237-8959   Web Site
EIN: 13-4367685

Board Leadership
Amy Yates Capone
Chair

CEO
Dorothy Lee
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.68 two stars
  Financial 67.42 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

one star

67.42

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
58.0%
  Administrative Expenses 24.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LitWorld on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LitWorld on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LitWorld (NY) 75.68 two stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 87.30 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 94.70 four stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 86.24 three stars
Reading Partners (CA) 87.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $616,493
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $196,927
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $813,420
   Program Service Revenue $381,418
Total Primary Revenue $1,194,838
   Other Revenue $-20,926
TOTAL REVENUE $1,173,912
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $770,543
   Administrative Expenses $226,402
   Fundraising Expenses $290,910
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,287,855
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-113,943
   
Net Assets $1,243,423

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 $770,543 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$80,000 6.21% Dorothy Lee Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LitWorld (NY) 75.68 two stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three stars
Open Books (IL) 86.65 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 86.24 three stars
Readworks (NY) 92.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

LitWorld
222 Broadway
19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (646) 237-8959
EIN: 13-4367685

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Board Leadership

Amy Yates Capone
Chair

CEO

Dorothy Lee
Executive Director

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