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Literacy, Inc.

When a child reads, a community succeeds!

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three stars

89.49

5030 Broadway Suite 641
New York, NY 10034
tel: (212) 620-5462   Web Site
EIN: 13-3911331

Board Leadership
Carlos Rodriguez
Chair

CEO
Shari Levine
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.49 three stars
  Financial 85.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Literacy Inc. (LINC) addresses the literacy crisis facing children growing up in poverty - right now, 2 out of 3 children do not read on grade level. A strong literacy foundation is crucial to success in school and beyond. LINC's mission is to effectively engage families and community members to support young readers in high-need neighborhoods. LINC harnesses the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and right of all children. Our children's educational success is the path out of poverty and the key to achievement.

Literacy Inc. (LINC) addresses the literacy crisis facing children growing up in poverty - right now, 2 out of 3 children do not read on grade level. A strong literacy foundation is crucial to success in school and beyond. LINC's mission is to effectively engage families and community members to support young readers in high-need neighborhoods. LINC harnesses the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and right of all children. Our children's educational success is the path out of poverty and the key to achievement.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Rate of student attendance during the reporting period
2,049
Number of parents/guardians engaged in student activities
2,370
"Number of parents engaged through parent workshop opportunities"
2,519
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Literacy, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Literacy, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars
Children's Development Academy (GA) 91.05 four stars
Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee (FL) 91.87 four stars
Families Forward Learning Center (CA) 87.20 three stars
Children's Literacy Initiative (PA) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,552,979
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $562,096
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,471,087
Total Contributions $3,586,162
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,586,162
   Other Revenue $98,278
TOTAL REVENUE $3,684,440
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,354,721
   Administrative Expenses $163,058
   Fundraising Expenses $587,787
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,105,566
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $578,874
   
Net Assets $2,413,399

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
2018-06 06/01/2019 89.49 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.64 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.23 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 93.07 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.87 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2015 90.37 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2015 89.20 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 87.95 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 85.32 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.79 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 76.27 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.94 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 71.35 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 66.42 one star
2007-06 07/01/2008 80.86 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 67.20 one star
2005-06 04/01/2006 69.93 one star
2004-06 08/01/2005 87.28 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 13-3911331
Name in IRS Master File LITERACY INC
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(59) Other school related 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 October, 2005
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,737 3.50% Shari Levine Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 89.49 three stars
Reach Out and Read (MA) 94.81 four stars
Children's Literacy Initiative (PA) 91.16 four stars
Educational First Steps (TX) 95.61 four stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Literacy, Inc.
5030 Broadway
Suite 641
New York, NY 10034
tel: (212) 620-5462
EIN: 13-3911331

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Board Leadership

Carlos Rodriguez
Chair

CEO

Shari Levine
Executive Director

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