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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Providing vital support to the Saint Paul Public Library

three stars

89.35

1080 Montreal Avenue Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55116
tel: (651) 222-3242   Web Site
EIN: 41-6029683

Board Leadership
Joe Bagnoli
Board Chair

CEO
Beth Burns
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.35 three stars
  Financial 84.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

84.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.61
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library (MN) 89.35 three stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 91.76 four stars
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 92.21 four stars
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 90.75 four stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 93.42 four stars

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a private membership organization established in 1945 to support the Saint Paul Public Library. Today, The Friends boasts a membership of close to 2,000 individuals. The Friends' mission is to increase the use of the Library through public awareness and cultural programming; advocate for strong public funding of the Library; and provide private funding to enhance Library services. The Friends will provide the necessary support to ensure that the Saint Paul Public Library is among the foremost library systems in the United States.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,323,675
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $210,079
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,533,754
   Program Service Revenue $1,350,464
Total Primary Revenue $2,884,218
   Other Revenue $499,379
TOTAL REVENUE $3,383,597
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,743,280
   Administrative Expenses $305,920
   Fundraising Expenses $586,478
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,635,678
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-252,081
   
Net Assets $14,613,025

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.35 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.89 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 93.67 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 92.96 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 90.77 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.24 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 83.99 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 72.24 two stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 88.26 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 92.74 four stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 79.98 two stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 74.49 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 70.29 two stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 77.41 two stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 83.31 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 83.05 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 41-6029683
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE ST PAUL PUBLIC LIBRARY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1960
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$207,324 5.70% Peter D. Pearson President

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a private membership organization established in 1945 to support the Saint Paul Public Library. Today, The Friends boasts a membership of close to 2,000 individuals. The Friends' mission is to increase the use of the Library through public awareness and cultural programming; advocate for strong public funding of the Library; and provide private funding to enhance Library services. The Friends will provide the necessary support to ensure that the Saint Paul Public Library is among the foremost library systems in the United States.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library (MN) 89.35 three stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 85.93 three stars
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 89.45 three stars
Nashville Public Library Foundation (TN) 90.75 four stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 91.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
1080 Montreal Avenue
Suite 2
St. Paul, MN 55116
tel: (651) 222-3242
EIN: 41-6029683

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Board Leadership

Joe Bagnoli
Board Chair

CEO

Beth Burns
President

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