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Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation

We make a good library system great.

three stars

84.41

1007 East Mill Plain Boulevard Vancouver, WA 98668
tel: (360) 906-4700   Web Site
EIN: 91-1456753

Board Leadership
Becky Rude
Board Chair

CEO
Rick Smithrud
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.41 three stars
  Financial 98.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation aims to strengthen and enhance the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District's capacity to dynamically serve its communities. We engage with these communities to promote literacy, communicate the value of the Library, and inspire civic support. We also seek and welcome gifts to expand Library facilities, programs and services. Our vision is to be a leading library foundation. We strive to build public and private initiatives that provide opportunities to enrich life-long learning throughout our community.

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation aims to strengthen and enhance the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District's capacity to dynamically serve its communities. We engage with these communities to promote literacy, communicate the value of the Library, and inspire civic support. We also seek and welcome gifts to expand Library facilities, programs and services. Our vision is to be a leading library foundation. We strive to build public and private initiatives that provide opportunities to enrich life-long learning throughout our community.

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Financial

four stars

98.77

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.54
  Program Expenses Growth 47.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation (WA) 84.41 three stars
Madison Public Library Foundation (WI) 90.27 four stars
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 92.22 four stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 93.40 four stars
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 87.52 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,475,582
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $10,417
   Fundraising Events $57,767
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,543,766
   Program Service Revenue $15,948
Total Primary Revenue $1,559,714
   Other Revenue $132,380
TOTAL REVENUE $2,168,846
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,684,303
   Administrative Expenses $157,965
   Fundraising Expenses $70,531
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,912,799
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $256,047
   
Net Assets $8,801,499

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
Library Support $1,349,907 80.1%
Friends of the Library $186,703 11.1%
Expansion of Book Collections $53,955 3.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2020 84.41 three 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 91-1456753
Name in IRS Master File FORT VANCOUVER REGIONAL LIBRARY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B70
NTEE Classification Libraries
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 February, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,872 4.38% Rick Smithrud Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation (WA) 84.41 three stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 91.49 four stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 92.21 four stars
Louisville Free Public Library Foundation (KY) 87.11 three stars
Madison Public Library Foundation (WI) 90.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation
1007 East Mill Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98668
tel: (360) 906-4700
EIN: 91-1456753

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2384
Vancouver, WA 98668

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Board Leadership

Becky Rude
Board Chair

CEO

Rick Smithrud
Executive Director

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