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United Through Reading

Reading Together Unites Military Families

three stars

80.81

1455 Frazee Road Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92108
tel: (858) 481-7323   Web Site
EIN: 33-0373000

Board Leadership
Douglas Stewart
Chair

CEO
Sally Ann Zoll
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.81 three stars
  Financial 72.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of United Through Reading is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together.

In more than 200 locations worldwide on land and at sea, United Through Reading offers military service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading books to their children at home.

When faraway parents read stories to their children and send the video recordings and books home:

- Children's anxieties are eased.
- Spouses at home are supported.
- Parenting is shared.
- Service members' morale is boosted.
- Service members are a part of daily life at home.
- Homecomings are easier and more joyful.
- Children's literacy is supported and they become readers.

The mission of United Through Reading is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together.

In more than 200 locations worldwide on land and at sea, United Through Reading offers military service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading books to their children at home.

When faraway parents read stories to their children and send the video recordings and books home:

- Children's anxieties are eased.
- Spouses at home are supported.
- Parenting is shared.
- Service members' morale is boosted.
- Service members are a part of daily life at home.
- Homecomings are easier and more joyful.
- Children's literacy is supported and they become readers.

Financial

two stars

72.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Through Reading on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Through Reading on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Through Reading (CA) 80.81 three stars
National Veterans Foundation (CA) 87.02 three stars
USO of Missouri (MO) 99.63 four stars
USO of Illinois (IL) 89.90 three stars
Homes For Our Troops (MA) 90.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,106,133
   Federated Campaigns $169
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,300
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,118,602
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,118,602
   Other Revenue $266,072
TOTAL REVENUE $1,384,674
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $935,113
   Administrative Expenses $219,924
   Fundraising Expenses $129,482
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,284,519
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,155
   
Net Assets $657,022

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
Military Program $935,113 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 80.81 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 83.21 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.97 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 81.94 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 89.70 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 88.57 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 94.16 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 96.86 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.74 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 90.13 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 93.22 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 95.57 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 93.09 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 88.15 three stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 95.93 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 33-0373000
Name in IRS Master File UNITED THROUGH READING
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 (92) Literary 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 January, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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
$145,741 11.34% Sally Zoll Edd Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Through Reading (CA) 80.81 three stars
Give an Hour (MD) 92.24 four stars
USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (VA) 91.16 four stars
USO (VA) 85.18 three stars
USO of Metropolitan New York (NY) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Through Reading
1455 Frazee Road
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92108
tel: (858) 481-7323
EIN: 33-0373000

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Board Leadership

Douglas Stewart
Chair

CEO

Sally Ann Zoll
Chief Executive Officer

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