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Learning Ally

Together it's possible

three stars

87.80

20 Roszel Road Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 243-7603   Web Site
EIN: 13-1659345

Board Leadership
Harold J. Logan
Board Chairman

CEO
Andrew Friedman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.80 three stars
  Financial 83.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learning Ally, a national non-profit founded in 1948, serves thousands of K-12, college and graduate students, as well as veterans and lifelong learners-- all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Through its support programs and digital library of over 80,000 human-read audiobooks, Learning Ally enables families and schools to manage the needs of students with reading disabilities.

Learning Ally, a national non-profit founded in 1948, serves thousands of K-12, college and graduate students, as well as veterans and lifelong learners-- all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Through its support programs and digital library of over 80,000 human-read audiobooks, Learning Ally enables families and schools to manage the needs of students with reading disabilities.

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Financial

three stars

83.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Learning Ally on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Learning Ally on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Learning Ally (NJ) 87.80 three stars
Blind Children's Learning Center (CA) 94.69 four stars
The Brookwood Community (TX) 85.49 three stars
Eye to Eye (NY) 91.75 four stars
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IL) 93.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,798,104
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,664,943
Total Contributions $9,463,047
   Program Service Revenue $7,500,509
Total Primary Revenue $16,963,556
   Other Revenue $1,460,487
TOTAL REVENUE $18,424,043
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,814,212
   Administrative Expenses $3,156,169
   Fundraising Expenses $1,547,965
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,518,346
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,094,303
   
Net Assets $24,871,815

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 03/01/2020 87.80 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2019 80.95 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 81.29 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 81.31 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 81.32 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 79.97 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.07 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.35 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 77.35 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 72.61 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 80.48 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 90.03 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 86.22 three stars
2009-06 11/01/2010 89.81 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 79.25 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 68.26 one star
2006-06 11/01/2007 77.02 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 76.52 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 80.41 three stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 88.49 three 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 13-1659345
Name in IRS Master File LEARNING ALLY INC
NTEE Code P86
NTEE Classification Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name LEARNING ALLY INC
Ruling Date November, 1992
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$338,159 1.73% Andrew Friedman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Learning Ally (NJ) 87.80 three stars
Blind Children's Learning Center (CA) 94.69 four stars
Sisu of Georgia (GA) 90.58 four stars
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education (MA) 85.18 three stars
Lee Pesky Learning Center (ID) 89.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 243-7603
EIN: 13-1659345

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Board Leadership

Harold J. Logan
Board Chairman

CEO

Andrew Friedman
President, CEO

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