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Developments in Literacy

Educating children, empowering communities

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four stars

91.18

17320 Red Hill Avenue Suite 120
Irvine, CA 92614
tel: (949) 474-5303   Web Site
EIN: 33-0843213

Board Leadership
Muhammad Shahzad
Chair

CEO
Fiza Shah
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.18 four stars
  Financial 87.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Developments in Literacy (DIL) launched in 1997 by Pakistani-Americans with a desire to improve the dismal state of education in Pakistan's underdeveloped areas. DIL currently operates and manages 120 schools with an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students. DIL is dedicated to providing quality education to disadvantaged children, especially girls, by establishing and operating schools in the underdeveloped regions of Pakistan, with a strong focus on gender equality and community participation. DIL establishes, adopts and manages primary and secondary schools for underprivileged children in partnership with non-governmental organizations in all four provinces of Pakistan. In addition, DIL directly operates community schools in Punjab and Sindh.

Developments in Literacy (DIL) launched in 1997 by Pakistani-Americans with a desire to improve the dismal state of education in Pakistan's underdeveloped areas. DIL currently operates and manages 120 schools with an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students. DIL is dedicated to providing quality education to disadvantaged children, especially girls, by establishing and operating schools in the underdeveloped regions of Pakistan, with a strong focus on gender equality and community participation. DIL establishes, adopts and manages primary and secondary schools for underprivileged children in partnership with non-governmental organizations in all four provinces of Pakistan. In addition, DIL directly operates community schools in Punjab and Sindh.

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Financial

three stars

87.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Developments in Literacy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Developments in Literacy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Developments in Literacy (CA) 91.18 four stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 98.23 four stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three stars
Readworks (NY) 93.91 four stars
Reading Partners (CA) 90.29 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $809,954
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,717,483
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,527,437
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,527,437
   Other Revenue $10,774
TOTAL REVENUE $2,538,211
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,944,593
   Administrative Expenses $127,624
   Fundraising Expenses $316,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,388,602
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $149,609
   
Net Assets $1,452,468

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
Educating Children in Pakistan $1,936,190 99.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 09/03/2019 91.18 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 89.02 three stars
2016-12 09/01/2018 91.12 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.11 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 94.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 98.23 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/01/2014 93.52 four stars
2013-12 11/01/2014 89.88 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 97.27 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.14 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.65 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 97.08 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 92.45 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 98.95 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 86.67 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 87.32 three stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 84.07 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 84.28 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 33-0843213
Name in IRS Master File DEVELOPMENTS IN 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
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 May, 1999
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Fiza Shah CEO, Director
Other Salaries of Note
$106,898 4.47% Kendra Puryear Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Developments in Literacy (CA) 91.18 four stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 87.74 three stars
Readworks (NY) 93.91 four stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 85.38 three stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 99.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Developments in Literacy
17320 Red Hill Avenue
Suite 120
Irvine, CA 92614
tel: (949) 474-5303
fax: (949) 474-5313
EIN: 33-0843213

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Board Leadership

Muhammad Shahzad
Chair

CEO

Fiza Shah
Chief Executive Officer

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