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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation (Grantmaking)

San Antonio Public Library Foundation

To strengthen the library in service to our community.

four stars

92.22

625 Shook Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212
tel: (210) 225-4728   Web Site
EIN: 74-2283582

Board Leadership
Bill Fisher
Chair

CEO
Amy Hone
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The San Antonio Public Library Foundation (SAPLF) was established as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in 1983 by local business and civic leaders to augment the San Antonio Public Library's budget with support from several sources including individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations. Our mission is to strengthen the library in service to our community.

The San Antonio Public Library Foundation (SAPLF) was established as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in 1983 by local business and civic leaders to augment the San Antonio Public Library's budget with support from several sources including individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations. Our mission is to strengthen the library in service to our community.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.42
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Public Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 92.22 four stars
Desert Foothills Library Association (AZ) 90.62 four stars
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 86.61 three stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 91.07 four stars
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 87.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,232,693
   Federated Campaigns $35,841
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $138,648
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $359,994
Total Contributions $2,767,176
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,767,176
   Other Revenue $504,506
TOTAL REVENUE $3,271,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,016,067
   Administrative Expenses $143,219
   Fundraising Expenses $121,026
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,280,312
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $991,370
   
Net Assets $8,026,594

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
Direct and Indirect Financial Support $2,016,067 100.0%

Ratings History
San Antonio Public Library Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 92.22 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 74-2283582
Name in IRS Master File SAN ANTONIO PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(927) Fundraising
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 November, 1983
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
$109,219 4.78% Tracey Bennett President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 92.22 four stars
Greenwich Library (CT) 87.49 three stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.74 four stars
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 86.61 three stars
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Antonio Public Library Foundation
625 Shook Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
tel: (210) 225-4728
fax: (210) 444-1950
EIN: 74-2283582

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Board Leadership

Bill Fisher
Chair

CEO

Amy Hone
Executive Director

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