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Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services (Grantmaking)

Reach Out and Read

Reading is doctor-recommended

three stars

89.39

89 South Street Suite 201
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 455-0600   Web Site
EIN: 04-3481253

Board Leadership
Thomas G. DeWitt
Chair

CEO
Brian Gallagher
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1989, Reach Out and Read prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally-appropriate books to children. The program begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities. Families served by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills, better prepared to achieve their potential. Currently, more than 27,000 doctors and nurse practitioners at 4,600 hospitals, health centers, and clinics participate in Reach Out and Read, serving nearly 4 million children and families nationwide.

Founded in 1989, Reach Out and Read prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally-appropriate books to children. The program begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities. Families served by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills, better prepared to achieve their potential. Currently, more than 27,000 doctors and nurse practitioners at 4,600 hospitals, health centers, and clinics participate in Reach Out and Read, serving nearly 4 million children and families nationwide.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth -4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reach Out and Read on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Reach Out and Read on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reach Out and Read (MA) 89.39 three stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.88 four stars
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 86.88 three stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.64 three stars
Children's Development Academy (GA) 90.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,856,560
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $36,825
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,016,371
Total Contributions $11,909,756
   Program Service Revenue $5,959
Total Primary Revenue $11,915,715
   Other Revenue $4,244
TOTAL REVENUE $11,919,959
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,197,849
   Administrative Expenses $605,111
   Fundraising Expenses $950,417
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,753,377
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,166,582
   
Net Assets $5,477,686

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
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.39 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 89.18 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.30 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.16 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.37 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 85.50 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 93.91 four stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 89.21 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 87.28 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 70.85 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 91.02 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 91.27 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 91.38 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 91.48 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 91.60 four stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 85.73 three stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 90.92 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 04-3481253
Name in IRS Master File REACH OUT AND READ INC
NTEE Code B92
NTEE Classification Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 December, 1999
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$135,561 1.26% Brian Gallagher Chief Executive Officer, President
Other Salaries of Note
$172,750 1.60% Jill Sells Regional Director Washington State

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Reach Out and Read (MA) 89.39 three stars
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 86.88 three stars
Phoenix Day (AZ) 86.67 three stars
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.64 three stars
Opportunity, Inc. of Palm Beach County (FL) 93.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Reach Out and Read
89 South Street
Suite 201
Boston, MA 02111
tel: (617) 455-0600
fax: (617) 455-0601
EIN: 04-3481253

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Board Leadership

Thomas G. DeWitt
Chair

CEO

Brian Gallagher
Executive Director

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