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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Providing vital support to the Saint Paul Public Library

81.28

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

Board Leadership
Heather Anfang
Board Chair

CEO
Beth Burns
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.28
  Financial 73.84
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

73.84

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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) 81.28
The New York Public Library (NY) 89.01
The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation (PA) 90.91
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.97
Ridgefield Library Association (CT) 85.37

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,809,850
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $265,971
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,075,821
   Program Service Revenue $585,564
Total Primary Revenue $2,661,385
   Other Revenue $367,111
TOTAL REVENUE $3,028,496
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,139,928
   Administrative Expenses $454,791
   Fundraising Expenses $468,274
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,062,993
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-34,497
   
Net Assets $15,820,020

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
2019-12 06/01/2021 81.28
2018-12 02/01/2020 80.33
2017-12 03/01/2019 80.59
2016-12 04/01/2018 89.02
2015-12 06/01/2017 89.35
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.35
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.16
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.89
2013-12 07/01/2015 93.67
2012-12 04/01/2014 92.96
2011-12 04/01/2013 90.77
2010-12 04/01/2012 93.24
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.30
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 83.99
2008-12 05/01/2010 72.24
2007-12 11/01/2008 88.26
2006-12 12/01/2007 92.74
2005-12 11/01/2006 79.98
2004-12 12/01/2005 74.49
2003-12 09/01/2004 70.29

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,356 4.68% Beth Burns President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library (MN) 81.28
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 86.97
San Antonio Public Library Foundation (TX) 89.48
Long Beach Public Library Foundation (CA) 92.69
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 86.14

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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

Heather Anfang
Board Chair

CEO

Beth Burns
President

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