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Providence Public Library

The library

three stars

84.52

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

Board Leadership
Rob Edwards
Chair

CEO
Jack Martin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.52 three stars
  Financial 84.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

84.06

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 54.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,792,768
   Federated Campaigns $50,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,800
   Related Organizations $2,061,472
   Government Grants $457,441
Total Contributions $5,392,481
   Program Service Revenue $451,569
Total Primary Revenue $5,844,050
   Other Revenue $36,857
TOTAL REVENUE $5,880,907
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,375,563
   Administrative Expenses $612,927
   Fundraising Expenses $361,923
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,350,413
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $530,494
   
Net Assets $7,128,278

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,015 2.44% Hillias J. Martin Jr. Library Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Providence Public Library (RI) 84.52 three stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 90.15 four stars
The Seattle Public Library Foundation (WA) 96.11 four stars
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 93.56 four stars
Nantucket Atheneum (MA) 88.49 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

Rob Edwards
Chair

CEO

Jack Martin
Executive Director