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Greenwich Library

Providing free and convenient access to information

three stars

87.49

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 87.49 three stars
  Financial 90.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

90.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.14
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  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) 87.49 three stars
The New York Public Library (NY) 91.19 four stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 96.11 four stars
Friends of the Hennepin County Library (MN) 91.99 four stars
Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (CO) 90.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,336,097
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $526,790
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $38,404
Total Contributions $3,901,291
   Program Service Revenue $67,091
Total Primary Revenue $3,968,382
   Other Revenue $1,933,384
TOTAL REVENUE $5,901,766
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,155,250
   Administrative Expenses $235,176
   Fundraising Expenses $314,919
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,705,345
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,196,421
   
Net Assets $70,788,083

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
Private Funding $1,861,602 59.0%
Peterson Funded Operations $1,136,480 36.0%
Friends Organization $157,168 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.49 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$120,728 3.25% Nancy Klein Development Director
$87,160 2.35% Peggy Pei Accounting Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greenwich Library (CT) 87.49 three stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 92.12 four stars
Louisville Free Public Library Foundation (KY) 87.11 three stars
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 93.56 four stars
Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (CO) 90.64 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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