International : Development and Relief Services

Worldreader.org

Sharing the power of reading with children, adults and families around the world.

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four stars

93.91

1211 Folsom Street 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 562-4840   Web Site
EIN: 27-2092468

Board Leadership
Peter Spiro
Board Chair

CEO
David Risher
CEO, Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91 four stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2010, Worldreader aims to cultivate reading around the globe and ultimately contribute to eliminating poverty, reducing inequality and improving prosperity. We provide a library of over 35,000 digital books so that anyone can be a reader. Every month, we empower over 500,000 people in 50 countries to read by combining digital technology with relevant content, smart programming and strong partnerships to make a lasting impact. Our major programs include the pre-reading, school reading, library reading and lifelong reading program. Worldreader supports reading for all ages and looks to increase access to literature in schools around the world.

Founded in 2010, Worldreader aims to cultivate reading around the globe and ultimately contribute to eliminating poverty, reducing inequality and improving prosperity. We provide a library of over 35,000 digital books so that anyone can be a reader. Every month, we empower over 500,000 people in 50 countries to read by combining digital technology with relevant content, smart programming and strong partnerships to make a lasting impact. Our major programs include the pre-reading, school reading, library reading and lifelong reading program. Worldreader supports reading for all ages and looks to increase access to literature in schools around the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of readers on Worldreader apps or devices
3,016,600
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 28.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldreader.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldreader.org on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,589,696
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,589,696
   Program Service Revenue $1,340,673
Total Primary Revenue $8,930,369
   Other Revenue $11,003
TOTAL REVENUE $8,941,372
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,916,754
   Administrative Expenses $1,397,115
   Fundraising Expenses $621,018
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,934,887
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,485
   
Net Assets $7,398,552

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,016 1.37% John David Risher President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$125,216 1.40% Shannon Atkinson Treasurer & CFO

Mission

Founded in 2010, Worldreader aims to cultivate reading around the globe and ultimately contribute to eliminating poverty, reducing inequality and improving prosperity. We provide a library of over 35,000 digital books so that anyone can be a reader. Every month, we empower over 500,000 people in 50 countries to read by combining digital technology with relevant content, smart programming and strong partnerships to make a lasting impact. Our major programs include the pre-reading, school reading, library reading and lifelong reading program. Worldreader supports reading for all ages and looks to increase access to literature in schools around the world.

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Worldreader.org (CA) 93.91 four stars
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Pilgrim Africa (WA) 85.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Worldreader.org
1211 Folsom Street
4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 562-4840
EIN: 27-2092468

Mail donations to:
2030 1st Avenue
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121

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Board Leadership

Peter Spiro
Board Chair

CEO

David Risher
CEO, Co-Founder