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Children's Literacy Initiative

Helping teachers deliver effective literacy instruction

four stars

91.16

990 Spring Garden St 4th Fl, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19123
tel: (888) 408-3388   Web Site
EIN: 23-2515768

Board Leadership
David J. Bloom
Chair

CEO
Joel Zarrow
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Children's Literacy Initiative works with educators to transform instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. CLI envisions a nation where every child has the power of literacy and the opportunity for a lifetime of success.

Children's Literacy Initiative works with educators to transform instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. CLI envisions a nation where every child has the power of literacy and the opportunity for a lifetime of success.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth 32.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Literacy Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Literacy Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Literacy Initiative (PA) 91.16 four stars
Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee (FL) 91.87 four stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars
Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (FL) 90.63 four stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.64 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,633,099
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,664,977
Total Contributions $8,298,076
   Program Service Revenue $16,277,779
Total Primary Revenue $24,575,855
   Other Revenue $135,426
TOTAL REVENUE $24,711,281
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,737,800
   Administrative Expenses $1,996,853
   Fundraising Expenses $1,368,402
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,103,055
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-391,774
   
Net Assets $7,073,330

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
Partnership with Schools $21,737,800 100.0%

Ratings History
Children's Literacy Initiative has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2019 91.16 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 92.92 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 89.86 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 95.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 94.63 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 95.46 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 92.73 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 90.83 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 85.01 three stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 87.00 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 87.81 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 91.64 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 92.30 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 83.31 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 78.48 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 85.57 three stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 93.40 four stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 96.33 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 23-2515768
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS LITERACY INITIATIVE
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 (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 September, 1988
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
$253,300 1.00% Joel Zarrow Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Literacy Initiative (PA) 91.16 four stars
Opportunity, Inc. of Palm Beach County (FL) 94.49 four stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.64 four stars
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 87.20 three stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Literacy Initiative
990 Spring Garden St
4th Fl, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19123
tel: (888) 408-3388
fax: (215) 561-4677
EIN: 23-2515768

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Board Leadership

David J. Bloom
Chair

CEO

Joel Zarrow
Chief Executive Officer

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