Friends Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia Inc in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA)

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Friends Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia Inc
Employer Identification Number (EIN)521173474
Name of OrganizationFriends Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia Inc
In Care of NameFriends of Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Address1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
ActivitiesLiterary activities
SubsectionLiterary Organization
Ruling Date11/1988
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period2012
Assets$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Income$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$37,623,690
Amount of Income$21,809,854
Form 990 Revenue Amount$18,496,906
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Educational Institutions and Related Activities: Single Organization Support


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Amount of income in 2012: $21,809,854
This organization: 

 $21,809,854
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $29,036

Assets in 2012: $37,623,690
This organization: 

 $37,623,690
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $79,636

Expenses in 2012: $12,641,690
Friends Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia Inc: 

 $12,641,690
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $20,046

Income to expenses ratio in 2012: 1.7
Friends Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia Inc: 

 1.7
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.0

Expenses allocated to program services in 2006: 87.5%
Friends Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia Inc: 

 87.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 71.1%

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2006: 13.8%
Friends Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia Inc: 

 13.8%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 13.8%

Grants share in income in 2012: 90.6%
This organization: 

 90.6%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 7.7%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2012

Functional expenses for 2012

Support schedule

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2012)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2012)
Total revenue$7,567,000
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$6,856,195
Program Service Revenue$787,001
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$519,522
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$23,816
Net rental income$44,831
Gross rents (Real / Personal)$44,831 / $0
Less: rental expenses (Real / Personal)$0 / $0
Rental income or (loss) (Real / Personal)$44,831 / $0
Net loss from sales of assets other than inventory$-869,999
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$24,252,881 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$25,122,880 / $0
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$-869,999 / $0
Net loss from fundraising events$-14,713
Gross income from fundraising events$77,577
Less: direct expenses$92,290
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$220,347
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2012)
Total functional expenses$12,641,690
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$473,333
Other salaries and wages$3,801,368
Payroll taxes$536,568
Professional fundraising services$199,387
Other$7,631,034
Balance Sheet (for 2012)
Total assets$38,294,374
Total liabilities$1,275,524
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$1,275,524
Total net assets or fund balances$37,018,850
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2012)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2012)
2008 - 2012 Total
Total Support$50,321,856
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$45,316,986
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$5,004,870
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$3,458,773
Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
2006
Total revenue$15,461,173
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$12,756,707
Contributions to donor advised funds$0
Direct public support$4,882,788
Indirect public support$0
Government contributions (grants)$7,873,919
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$623,145
Membership dues and assessments$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$635,186
Dividends and interest from securities$1,141,961
Net rental income or (loss)$0
Gross rents$0
Less: rental expenses$0
Other investment income$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$17,347
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$17,547
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$200
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$-118,358
Gross revenue$37,900
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$156,258
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0
Other revenue$405,185
Total expenses$13,088,402
Program services$11,458,199
Management and general$838,855
Fundraising$791,348
Payments to affiliates$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$51,580,756
Excess or (deficit) for the year$2,372,771
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$46,377,411
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$2,830,574
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2006)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$13,088,402$11,458,199$838,855$791,348
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$0
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$346,699$107,580$131,539$107,580
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$1,978,180$1,281,469$365,348$331,363
Pension plan contributions not included above$36,202$18,357$12,239$5,606
Employee benefits not included above$189,676$115,114$31,719$42,843
Payroll taxes$213,699$139,070$34,918$39,711
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$43,180$0$43,180$0
Legal fees$80,549$44,615$35,934$0
Supplies$0$0$0$0
Telephone$92,953$35,060$30,237$27,656
Postage and shipping$0$0$0$0
Occupancy$0$0$0$0
Equipment rental and maintenance$692,531$674,916$13,559$4,056
Printing and publications$355,049$253,426$18,424$83,199
Travel$83,960$75,059$6,021$2,880
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$255,875$195,850$20,364$39,661
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$17,026$1,500$15,526$0
Other expenses not covered above$8,702,823$8,516,183$79,847$106,793
Balance Sheets
2006
Total assets$52,596,829
Cash - non-interest-bearing$6,985
Savings and temporary cash investments$15,772,984
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$1,303,979
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$3,685,204
Grants receivable$6,549,603
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0
Inventories for sale or use$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$36,334
Investments - publicly-traded securities$25,020,851
Investments - other securities$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0
Investments - other$21,244
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$11,316
Other assets, including program-related investments$188,329
Total liabilities$1,016,073
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$827,744
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$0
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0
Other liabilities$188,329
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$52,596,829
Total net assets or fund balances$51,580,756
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
2006
Total revenue$15,461,173
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$18,448,005
Other expenses$2,986,832
Net unrealized gains on investments$2,830,574
Donated services and use of facilities$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0
Other$156,258
Other revenue$0
Investment expenses$0
Other$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
2006
Total expenses$13,088,402
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$13,244,660
Other revenue$156,258
Donated services and use of facilities$0
Prior year adjustments$0
Losses$0
Other$156,258
Other expenses$0
Investment expenses$0
Other$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings37
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?No
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?No
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 200665
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2006)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$2,081,321$623,145
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$327,545
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$130,930
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$130,629
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$34,041
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$0
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$635,186$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$1,141,961$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$000$0$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$0Gain (or loss, to the extent allowed) from the sale of investments and other non-inventory property and from certain property acquired from financial institutions that are in conservatorship or receivership (sections 512(b)(5) and 512(b)(16)(A))$17,347$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$0Income from an activity that is not regularly carried on (section 512(a)(1))$-118,358$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$0Section 501(c)(3) organization - Income from an activity carried on primarily for the convenience of the organization's members, students, patients, visitors, officers, or employees (hospital parking lot or museum cafeteria, for example) (section 513(a)(2))$405,185$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2006)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2006)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$125,403$0$0
$81,060$1,825$0
$79,942$1,800$0
$77,440$3,397$0
$70,346$3,166$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0004
Statements About Activities (for 2006)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$93,250
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
The total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
The aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
The total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
The aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Support Schedule
2005
Total$20,492,718
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$18,226,997
Membership fees received$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$822,722
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$1,059,128
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0
Other income$383,871
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2006)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$11,458,199
Total lobbying expenditures$93,250
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$93,250
Other exempt purpose expenditures$11,364,949
Lobbying nontaxable amount$722,910
Grassroots nontaxable amount$180,728
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Alaska6
Alabama16
Arkansas12
Arizona16
California95
Colorado28
Connecticut24
District of Columbia4
Delaware6
Florida49
Georgia25
Hawaii2
Iowa50
Idaho19
Illinois41
Indiana24
Kansas18
Kentucky8
Louisiana8
Massachusetts77
Maryland9
Maine23
Michigan54
Minnesota35
Missouri22
Montana16
North Carolina49
North Dakota2
Nebraska20
New Hampshire27
New Jersey40
New Mexico6
Nevada8
New York66
Ohio41
Oklahoma30
Oregon35
Pennsylvania20
Rhode Island5
South Carolina15
South Dakota5
Tennessee35
Texas83
Utah8
Virginia29
Vermont17
Washington31
Wisconsin54
West Virginia4
Wyoming2
International1
Total1,320

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