Human Services : Social Services

United Through Reading

Reading Together Unites Military Families

four stars

94.28

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

Board Leadership
Brian Roehrkasse
Chair

CEO
Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28 four stars
  Financial 91.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission: Together, United Through Reading unites military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud.

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 continue to be a part of daily life at home no matter where military duty takes them..
- Homecomings are easier and more joyful.
- Children's literacy is supported and they become readers.

Mission: Together, United Through Reading unites military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud.

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 continue to be a part of daily life at home no matter where military duty takes them..
- Homecomings are easier and more joyful.
- Children's literacy is supported and they become readers.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Military Commands and Military/Veteran Service Organizations Engaged
390
Books Read Via United Through Reading Story Stations at Military Units and Facilities
9,724
Books Read Via United Through Reading Story Station Events
2,426
Books Read Via the United Through Reading App
998
Number of books distributed
28,715
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

four stars

91.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,838,595
   Federated Campaigns $5,686
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $49,961
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,894,242
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,894,242
   Other Revenue $197,547
TOTAL REVENUE $2,091,789
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,365,818
   Administrative Expenses $205,756
   Fundraising Expenses $139,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,710,944
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $380,845
   
Net Assets $1,136,001

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,789 8.75% Sally Zoll Chief Executive Officer

Mission

Mission: Together, United Through Reading unites military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud.

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 continue to be a part of daily life at home no matter where military duty takes them..
- Homecomings are easier and more joyful.
- Children's literacy is supported and they become readers.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Through Reading (CA) 94.28 four stars
Project Sanctuary (CO) 93.98 four stars
Bob Woodruff Family Foundation (NY) 95.83 four stars
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation (VA) 98.73 four stars
Honor Flight Network (OH) 91.64 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

Brian Roehrkasse
Chair

CEO

Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer