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Providence Public Library

The library

three stars

86.88

150 Empire Street Providence, RI 02903
tel: (401) 455-8000   Web Site
EIN: 05-0262713

Board Leadership
Robert K. Taylor
Chair

CEO
Jack Martin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.88 three stars
  Financial 89.08 three 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.

Providence Public Library is an essential agency of public education and crucial to the infrastructure of our community. Since 1875, Providence Public Library has led residents of Providence and all Rhode Island to opportunities for lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. The Library provides free public library services through print, recorded, and digital collections, information resources, programs of interest and relevance, and expert staff. The Library is a committed partner with each individual in meeting their intellectual and cultural goals and with the broader community of reader/learners to achieve an informed, enlightened, and engaged citizenry.

Providence Public Library is an essential agency of public education and crucial to the infrastructure of our community. Since 1875, Providence Public Library has led residents of Providence and all Rhode Island to opportunities for lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. The Library provides free public library services through print, recorded, and digital collections, information resources, programs of interest and relevance, and expert staff. The Library is a committed partner with each individual in meeting their intellectual and cultural goals and with the broader community of reader/learners to achieve an informed, enlightened, and engaged citizenry.

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Financial

three stars

89.08

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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth 14.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Providence Public Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Providence Public Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Providence Public Library (RI) 86.88 three stars
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park (RI) 91.84 four stars
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 86.54 three stars
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation (IN) 86.43 three stars
Urban Libraries Council (DC) 88.83 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,073,381
   Federated Campaigns $50,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $54,723
   Related Organizations $2,312,161
   Government Grants $764,869
Total Contributions $4,255,134
   Program Service Revenue $494,561
Total Primary Revenue $4,749,695
   Other Revenue $-1,529
TOTAL REVENUE $4,748,166
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,797,133
   Administrative Expenses $781,344
   Fundraising Expenses $409,113
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,987,590
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,239,424
   
Net Assets $6,597,784

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 86.88 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 87.06 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 83.84 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.35 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 77.31 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 75.83 two stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 79.40 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 79.14 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 79.20 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.24 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.70 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 83.44 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 80.29 three stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 73.07 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 76.05 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 84.16 three stars
2003-06 05/01/2004 86.16 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 93.35 four stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 95.22 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 05-0262713
Name in IRS Master File PROVIDENCE PUBLIC 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 May, 1919
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
$125,730 2.09% Hillias J. Martin Jr. Library Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Providence Public Library (RI) 86.88 three stars
Greenwich Library (CT) 89.39 three stars
Urban Libraries Council (DC) 88.83 three stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 95.77 four stars
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 88.11 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
tel: (401) 455-8000
EIN: 05-0262713

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Board Leadership

Robert K. Taylor
Chair

CEO

Jack Martin
Executive Director

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