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Literacy, Inc.

Linking neighborhood resources to ensure that young readers are good readers

four stars

91.23

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

Board Leadership
Carl D. Folta
Chair

CEO
Shari Levine
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.23 four stars
  Financial 87.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

87.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.09
  Program Expenses Growth 40.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
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) 91.23 four stars
Opportunity, Inc. of Palm Beach County (FL) 93.95 four stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.88 four stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 86.84 three stars
Phoenix Day (AZ) 85.38 three stars

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Literacy, Inc. (LINC), founded in 1996, is based on two beliefs: all children can read given enough one-on-one support and every neighborhood has strengths and resources that can be coordinated to support early literacy. LINC works with communities to: develop a dynamic and sustainable network of community activities that achieve unified literacy success; help organizations, community leaders and others to understand the many ways they can support young children as readers; encourage families and other community members to be increasingly engaged as reading partners to young children; create a perceptible shift in the community belief that all its neighborhood children will read on time with community support; and ensure a literacy rich community that will contribute to the success of children entering school by ensuring that they are ready to learn and read on time.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,601,131
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $393,079
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $301,799
Total Contributions $2,296,009
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,296,009
   Other Revenue $118,711
TOTAL REVENUE $2,414,720
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,816,632
   Administrative Expenses $123,543
   Fundraising Expenses $413,711
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,353,886
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $60,834
   
Net Assets $2,012,672

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
Reading Partner Program $1,816,632 100.0%

Ratings History
Literacy, Inc. has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$104,474 4.43% Shari Levine Executive Director

Literacy, Inc. (LINC), founded in 1996, is based on two beliefs: all children can read given enough one-on-one support and every neighborhood has strengths and resources that can be coordinated to support early literacy. LINC works with communities to: develop a dynamic and sustainable network of community activities that achieve unified literacy success; help organizations, community leaders and others to understand the many ways they can support young children as readers; encourage families and other community members to be increasingly engaged as reading partners to young children; create a perceptible shift in the community belief that all its neighborhood children will read on time with community support; and ensure a literacy rich community that will contribute to the success of children entering school by ensuring that they are ready to learn and read on time.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Literacy, Inc. (NY) 91.23 four stars
Educational First Steps (TX) 92.83 four stars
Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (FL) 90.63 four stars
Phoenix Day (AZ) 85.38 three stars
Reach Out and Read (MA) 87.30 three 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

Carl D. Folta
Chair

CEO

Shari Levine
Executive Director

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