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Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

Advocating, fundraising, and providing critical support for the San Francisco Public Library

three stars

83.68

710 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 626-7500   Web Site
EIN: 94-6085452

Board Leadership
Charles Higueras
Chair

CEO
Marie Ciepiela
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.68 three stars
  Financial 77.27 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

77.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.99
  Program Expenses Growth -5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 83.68 three stars
Madison Public Library Foundation (WI) 89.25 three stars
Chicago Public Library Foundation (IL) 93.36 four stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 95.35 four stars
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (CA) 93.42 four stars

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Formally established in 1999 and originally called Friends and Foundation, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is the union of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Library Foundation of San Francisco. Friends of the San Francisco Public Library advocates, fundraises, and provides critical support for the San Francisco Public Library and related literary and educational programs. Our mission is to create, steward, and support a superior, free public library system in San Francisco. We are committed to raising the standard of excellence of our libraries by funding programs and services beyond what is allocated in the City's budget. We believe in free and equal access to information for all.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,010,915
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $99,364
Total Contributions $2,110,279
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,110,279
   Other Revenue $1,469,956
TOTAL REVENUE $3,580,235
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,394,123
   Administrative Expenses $210,429
   Fundraising Expenses $452,647
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,057,199
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-476,964
   
Net Assets $7,591,654

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
Library Support $1,577,327 46.5%
Book Distribution $1,428,080 42.1%
Community Outreach/Education $252,976 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 81.79 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 75.32 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.38 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.61 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 88.74 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 88.68 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 89.13 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 86.10 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 82.11 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 87.70 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 81.79 three stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 58.12 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 57.63 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-6085452
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS & FOUNDATION OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
NTEE Code B11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,105 3.92% Scott Staub Executive Director

Formally established in 1999 and originally called Friends and Foundation, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is the union of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the Library Foundation of San Francisco. Friends of the San Francisco Public Library advocates, fundraises, and provides critical support for the San Francisco Public Library and related literary and educational programs. Our mission is to create, steward, and support a superior, free public library system in San Francisco. We are committed to raising the standard of excellence of our libraries by funding programs and services beyond what is allocated in the City's budget. We believe in free and equal access to information for all.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (CA) 83.68 three stars
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library (MN) 91.16 four stars
The Library Foundation (OR) 95.35 four stars
Urban Libraries Council (DC) 90.41 four stars
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) 85.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
710 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 626-7500
EIN: 94-6085452

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Board Leadership

Charles Higueras
Chair

CEO

Marie Ciepiela
Interim Executive Director

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