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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

National Center for Families Learning

Family literacy, family progress

three stars

89.75

325 West Main Street Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 584-1133   Web Site
EIN: 61-1159549

Board Leadership
Nicole M. Chestang
Chair

CEO
Sharon Darling
President & Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.75 three stars
  Financial 90.56 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1989, the mission of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is to create a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family. NCFL works to: create understanding about low literacy; develop, evaluate, and replicate programs and interventions poised to break the cycle of low literacy for families with the greatest barriers to success; creative innovative solutions to learning English and achieving literacy proficiency for the nation's immigrant population; support teachers, practitioners and community providers who deliver literacy services; provide families with tools and information necessary to build literacy into their home and daily life; and assist communities and service organizations in designing and developing strategic programs.

Founded in 1989, the mission of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is to create a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family. NCFL works to: create understanding about low literacy; develop, evaluate, and replicate programs and interventions poised to break the cycle of low literacy for families with the greatest barriers to success; creative innovative solutions to learning English and achieving literacy proficiency for the nation's immigrant population; support teachers, practitioners and community providers who deliver literacy services; provide families with tools and information necessary to build literacy into their home and daily life; and assist communities and service organizations in designing and developing strategic programs.

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Financial

four stars

90.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Families Learning on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Families Learning on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.75 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 92.21 four stars
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program (WA) 97.98 four stars
Read Alliance (NY) 88.11 three stars
Literary Arts (OR) 85.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,614,978
   Federated Campaigns $88,436
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $134,461
Total Contributions $1,837,875
   Program Service Revenue $2,111,198
Total Primary Revenue $3,949,073
   Other Revenue $731,129
TOTAL REVENUE $4,680,202
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,312,690
   Administrative Expenses $982,953
   Fundraising Expenses $567,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,863,028
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,182,826
   
Net Assets $14,327,468

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
Family Literacy $3,909,195 73.6%
Family and Child Education Program $1,334,078 25.1%
Wonderopolis $69,417 1.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 89.75 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 90.52 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 86.49 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.00 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 78.40 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 80.03 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.53 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 82.41 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 78.33 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 78.45 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 88.62 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 70.35 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 85.80 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 70.65 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 90.71 four stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 98.33 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 98.60 four 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 61-1159549
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAMILIES LEARNING INC
NTEE Code B92
NTEE Classification Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(46) Private school
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 August, 1989
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$260,755 3.79% Sharon Darling President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.75 three stars
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 85.83 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 91.88 four stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 87.74 three stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Families Learning
325 West Main Street
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 584-1133
EIN: 61-1159549

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Board Leadership

Nicole M. Chestang
Chair

CEO

Sharon Darling
President & Founder

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