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Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Promoting Literacy One Reader At A Time.

four stars

90.91

200 W. Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802
tel: (562) 628-2441   Web Site
EIN: 33-0698704

Board Leadership
Barbara Schwerin
President

CEO
Kate Azar
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91 four stars
  Financial 93.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation provides support to enhance The Long Beach Public Library and encourages literacy and education for all members of the community. Since our founding in 1996, we have supported literacy and education by providing resources and funding for special programs, events, projects, and initiatives

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation provides support to enhance The Long Beach Public Library and encourages literacy and education for all members of the community. Since our founding in 1996, we have supported literacy and education by providing resources and funding for special programs, events, projects, and initiatives

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of program participants who have recieved their high school diploma.
28
Number of clients served
1,000,000,000
Number of youth who have participated in library programs
81,763
Number of individuals served by Library STEAM programs
10,850
Number of dictionaries gifted to LBUSD 3rd grade students
5,600
This impact information is current as of January 2020, 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

93.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
76.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.01
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Beach Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Long Beach Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We recieved feedback that our board was not known to represent the community In our strategic plan, we added a goal to recruit a more diverse and representative board and have already made signficant strides
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Beach Public Library Foundation (CA) 90.91 four stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 91.07 four stars
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 88.49 three stars
Desert Foothills Library Association (AZ) 90.62 four stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 86.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,587,021
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $123,232
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,710,253
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,710,253
   Other Revenue $-277
TOTAL REVENUE $1,966,503
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,223,084
   Administrative Expenses $127,878
   Fundraising Expenses $260,414
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,611,376
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $355,127
   
Net Assets $8,126,933

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
Books and Materials $473,748 38.7%
Family Learning Center Program $415,360 34.0%
The Studio Program $198,000 16.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2019 90.91 four 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 33-0698704
Name in IRS Master File LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 September, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,877 6.63% Katharine Azar Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Long Beach Public Library Foundation (CA) 90.91 four stars
Houston Public Library Foundation (TX) 96.66 four stars
Madison Public Library Foundation (WI) 90.27 four stars
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 86.61 three stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 93.53 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Long Beach Public Library Foundation
200 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
tel: (562) 628-2441
fax: (562) 628-2312
EIN: 33-0698704

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Board Leadership

Barbara Schwerin
President

CEO

Kate Azar
Executive Director

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