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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

National Center for Families Learning

Family literacy, family progress

89.57

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 89.57
  Financial 90.18
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

90.18

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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) 89.57
Developments in Literacy (CA) 88.19
Reading Partners (CA) 85.31
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 95.54
Ferst Readers (GA) 95.05

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,948,749
   Federated Campaigns $56,327
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,064,038
Total Contributions $4,069,114
   Program Service Revenue $3,438,362
Total Primary Revenue $7,507,476
   Other Revenue $664,656
TOTAL REVENUE $8,172,132
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,900,352
   Administrative Expenses $1,232,416
   Fundraising Expenses $973,442
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,106,210
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-934,078
   
Net Assets $13,404,536

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 $5,117,780 74.2%
Family and Child Education Program $1,782,572 25.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 89.57
2018-06 10/01/2019 89.75
2017-06 02/01/2019 90.52
2016-06 08/01/2017 86.49
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.00
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.14
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 78.40
2013-06 10/01/2014 80.03
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.53
2011-06 12/01/2012 82.41
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.72
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 78.33
2008-06 05/01/2009 78.45
2007-06 06/01/2008 88.62
2006-06 04/01/2007 70.35
2005-06 10/01/2006 85.80
2004-06 04/01/2005 70.65
2003-06 03/01/2004 90.71
2002-06 09/01/2003 98.33
2001-06 10/15/2002 98.60

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)
(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
$268,510 2.94% Sharon Darling President, Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.57
Read Alliance (NY) 85.46
Better Basics (AL) 90.95
Ferst Readers (GA) 95.05
Readworks (NY) 93.43

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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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