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

The Newberry Library

Open to the public since 1887

three stars

85.16

60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (312) 943-9090   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167814

Board Leadership
David C. Hilliard
Chair

CEO
Daniel Greene
President and Librarian

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.16 three stars
  Financial 85.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Newberry Library, open to the public without charge, is an independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities. The Newberry acquires and preserves a broad array of special collections research materials relating to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. It promotes and provides for their effective use, fostering research, teaching, publication, and life-long learning, as well as civic engagement. In service to its diverse community, the Newberry encourages intellectual pursuit in an atmosphere of free inquiry and sustains the highest standards of collection preservation, bibliographic access, and reader services.

The Newberry Library, open to the public without charge, is an independent research library dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the humanities. The Newberry acquires and preserves a broad array of special collections research materials relating to the civilizations of Europe and the Americas. It promotes and provides for their effective use, fostering research, teaching, publication, and life-long learning, as well as civic engagement. In service to its diverse community, the Newberry encourages intellectual pursuit in an atmosphere of free inquiry and sustains the highest standards of collection preservation, bibliographic access, and reader services.

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Financial

three stars

85.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
68.0%
  Administrative Expenses 24.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.69
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Newberry Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Newberry Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Newberry Library (IL) 85.16 three stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 85.69 three stars
Boston Athenæum (MA) 85.88 three stars
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (CA) 94.50 four stars
The HistoryMakers (IL) 85.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,054,336
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $561,244
   Fundraising Events $304,300
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $577,274
Total Contributions $7,497,154
   Program Service Revenue $1,407,929
Total Primary Revenue $8,905,083
   Other Revenue $357,809
TOTAL REVENUE $9,262,892
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,497,946
   Administrative Expenses $3,403,206
   Fundraising Expenses $793,094
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,694,246
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,431,354
   
Net Assets $90,005,028

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
2019-06 06/01/2020 85.16 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 83.31 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 83.79 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 78.13 two stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 81.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 76.65 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 82.14 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 79.68 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.30 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.28 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 77.46 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 87.17 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 74.82 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 87.38 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 81.56 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 92.91 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 83.12 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 83.31 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 76.12 two 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 36-2167814
Name in IRS Master File NEWBERRY LIBRARY
NTEE Code B70
NTEE Classification Libraries
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 March, 1939
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$310,321 2.44% David C. Spadafora President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Newberry Library (IL) 85.16 three stars
National Yiddish Book Center (MA) 85.69 three stars
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 92.35 four stars
The Richard Nixon Foundation (CA) 92.66 four stars
The HistoryMakers (IL) 85.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (312) 943-9090
EIN: 36-2167814

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Board Leadership

David C. Hilliard
Chair

CEO

Daniel Greene
President and Librarian

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