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Greenwich Library

Providing free and convenient access to information

three stars

89.39

101 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
tel: (203) 622-7900   Web Site
EIN: 06-6002281

Board Leadership
Rob Marks
President

CEO
Barbara Ormerod-Glynn
Library Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

On March 15, 1878, the Greenwich Library was incorporated by Joint Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly. The library's mission is to provide free and convenient access to information and to promote the love of reading and research, and the joy of lifelong learning and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities. Library staff guide patrons - individuals, businesses, schools and local government - to timely and accurate information to further their educational, social, cultural, and economical advancement. The Byram Shubert and Cos Cob Library branches offer current and popular collections that meet the local community's needs and facilitate access to the broader collection and services provided by the main library.

On March 15, 1878, the Greenwich Library was incorporated by Joint Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly. The library's mission is to provide free and convenient access to information and to promote the love of reading and research, and the joy of lifelong learning and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities. Library staff guide patrons - individuals, businesses, schools and local government - to timely and accurate information to further their educational, social, cultural, and economical advancement. The Byram Shubert and Cos Cob Library branches offer current and popular collections that meet the local community's needs and facilitate access to the broader collection and services provided by the main library.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.93
  Program Expenses Growth 23.3%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greenwich Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greenwich Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greenwich Library (CT) 89.39 three stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 98.23 four stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 94.18 four stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 91.19 four stars
Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (CO) 90.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,109,161
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,360
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $43,373
Total Contributions $2,157,894
   Program Service Revenue $63,884
Total Primary Revenue $2,221,778
   Other Revenue $255,617
TOTAL REVENUE $2,477,395
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,057,973
   Administrative Expenses $270,890
   Fundraising Expenses $213,529
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,542,392
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,064,997
   
Net Assets $68,528,095

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
Other Private Funding $1,800,828 58.9%
Peterson Funded Operations $1,101,410 36.0%
Friends Organization $155,735 5.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 88.04 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 79.47 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.28 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 79.10 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 70.03 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 69.48 one star
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.30 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.66 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 93.46 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 86.05 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 86.37 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 75.18 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 81.22 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 87.97 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 96.32 four stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 87.02 three stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 86.64 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 06-6002281
Name in IRS Master File GREENWICH LIBRARY
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 (61) Library
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 December, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$120,236 3.39% Nancy Klein Development Director
$89,305 2.52% Peggy Pei Accounting Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greenwich Library (CT) 89.39 three stars
Providence Public Library (RI) 86.88 three stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 94.18 four stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 86.43 three stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 91.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
tel: (203) 622-7900
EIN: 06-6002281

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Board Leadership

Rob Marks
President

CEO

Barbara Ormerod-Glynn
Library Director

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