CHILDREN'S LITERACY FOUNDATION

Address
1536 LOOMIS HILL ROAD
WATERBURY CENTER, VT 05677
Contact
Website: http://www.clifonline.org
Phone: +1 (802) 244-0944
Nonprofit
NTEE: B92 - Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement
EIN: 02-0498154

Mission

PROVIDE CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO LIBRARIES TO PROMOTE LITERACY
 20172016201520142012
Basic features of the organization
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$53,000.00$50,000.00$50,000.00$50,000.00 
Number of employees7666 
Number of volunteers99   
Personnel
Alexander, Jennifer
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personJENNIFER ALEXANDER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Barrett, Mitzi
TitleDIRECTORSECRETARYDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personMITZI BARRETTMITZI BARRETTMITZI BARRETTMITZI BARRETT 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.003.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Currie, Glenn
TitleCHAIRMANDIRECTORSECRETARYSECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated personGLENN CURRIEGLENN CURRIEGLENN CURRIEGLENN CURRIE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org3.002.003.005.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Decoste, Jennifer
Title DIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person JENNIFER DECOSTEJENNIFER DECOSTE  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Eakin, Jess
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJESS EAKINJESS EAKINJESS EAKIN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Healy, Beth
Title   CHAIRWOMAN 
Name of key/compensated person   BETH HEALY 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   5.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Lynch, Daniel
TitleSECRETARYDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personDANIEL LYNCHDANIEL LYNCHDANIEL LYNCHDANIEL LYNCH 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org3.002.003.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Nelson, Deb
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personDEB NELSONDEB NELSONDEB NELSONDEB NELSON 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Rice, Laura
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personLAURA RICE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Rightmire, Matt
TitleTREASURERTREASURERDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personMATT RIGHTMIREMATT RIGHTMIREMATT RIGHTMIREMATT RIGHTMIRE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org3.003.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Roesch, Rick
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personRICK ROESCH    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Tine, Bill
Title CHAIRMANTREASURERTREASURER 
Name of key/compensated person BILL TINEBILL TINEBILL TINE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 3.003.005.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Williams, Jennifer
Title DIRECTORCHAIRWOMANDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person JENNIFER WILLIAMSJENNIFER WILLIAMSJENNIFER WILLIAMS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True True 
Average hours per week working for org 2.003.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesPROVIDE CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO LIBRARIES TO PROMOTE LITERACYPROVIDE CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO LIBRARIES TO PROMOTE LITERACYPROVIDE CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO LIBRARIES TO PROMOTE LITERACYPROVIDE CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO LIBRARIES TO PROMOTE LITERACY 
Program service expenses, total$537,371.00$493,426.00$472,011.00$494,865.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1998, THE CHILDREN'S LITERACY FOUNDATION HAS TOUCHED THE LIVES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN ALMOST 300 COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT. CLIF SERVES CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS TO RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. CLIF ALSO PROVIDES LITERACY EVENTS AND NEW BOOKS TO CHILDREN SERVED BY HOMELESS SHELTERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS, CENTERS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH, LOW-INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, AND BOOKMOBILES. CLIF WORKS WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS TO PROVIDE FREE PRESENTATIONS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. WE GIVE FREE THREE-DAY WRITING WORKSHOPS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AWARD RAINY DAY SPONSORSHIPS TO TOWNS EXPERIENCING UNUSUALLY SEVERE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, HOST A CONFERENCE FOR RURAL LIBRARIANS, AND PROVIDE BOOKS AND LITERACY SUPPORT TO CHILDREN OF PRISON INMATES, MIGRANT CHILDREN, REFUGEE CHILDREN, LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH NEWBORNS.
Program expenses$537,371.00$493,426.00$472,011.00$494,865.00 
Program descriptionSINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1998, THE CHILDREN'S LITERACY FOUNDATION HAS TOUCHED THE LIVES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN ALMOST 300 COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT. CLIF SERVES CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS TO RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. CLIF ALSO PROVIDES LITERACY EVENTS AND NEW BOOKS TO CHILDREN SERVED BY HOMELESS SHELTERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS, CENTERS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH, LOW-INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, AND BOOKMOBILES. CLIF WORKS WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS TO PROVIDE FREE PRESENTATIONS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. WE GIVE FREE THREE-DAY WRITING WORKSHOPS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AWARD RAINY DAY SPONSORSHIPS TO TOWNS EXPERIENCING UNUSUALLY SEVERE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, HOST A CONFERENCE FOR RURAL LIBRARIANS, AND PROVIDE BOOKS AND LITERACY SUPPORT TO CHILDREN OF PRISON INMATES, MIGRANT CHILDREN, REFUGEE CHILDREN, LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH NEWBORNS.SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1998, THE CHILDREN'S LITERACY FOUNDATION HAS TOUCHED THE LIVES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN ALMOST 300 COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT. CLIF SERVES CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS TO RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. CLIF ALSO PROVIDES LITERACY EVENTS AND NEW BOOKS TO CHILDREN SERVED BY HOMELESS SHELTERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS, CENTERS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH, LOW-INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, AND BOOKMOBILES. CLIF WORKS WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS TO PROVIDE FREE PRESENTATIONS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. WE GIVE FREE THREE-DAY WRITING WORKSHOPS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AWARD RAINY DAY SPONSORSHIPS TO TOWNS EXPERIENCING UNUSUALLY SEVERE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, HOST A CONFERENCE FOR RURAL LIBRARIANS, AND PROVIDE BOOKS AND LITERACY SUPPORT TO CHILDREN OF PRISON INMATES, MIGRANT CHILDREN, REFUGEE CHILDREN, LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH NEWBORNS.SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1998, THE CHILDREN'S LITERACY FOUNDATION HAS TOUCHED THE LIVES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN ALMOST 300 COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT. CLIF SERVES CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS TO RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. CLIF ALSO PROVIDES LITERACY EVENTS AND NEW BOOKS TO CHILDREN SERVED BY HOMELESS SHELTERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS, CENTERS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH, LOW-INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, AND BOOKMOBILES. CLIF WORKS WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS TO PROVIDE FREE PRESENTATIONS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. WE GIVE FREE THREE-DAY WRITING WORKSHOPS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AWARD RAINY DAY SPONSORSHIPS TO TOWNS EXPERIENCING UNUSUALLY SEVERE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, HOST A CONFERENCE FOR RURAL LIBRARIANS, AND PROVIDE BOOKS AND LITERACY SUPPORT TO CHILDREN OF PRISON INMATES, MIGRANT CHILDREN, REFUGEE CHILDREN, LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH NEWBORNS.SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1998, THE CHILDREN'S LITERACY FOUNDATION HAS TOUCHED THE LIVES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN ALMOST 300 COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT. CLIF SERVES CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS TO RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. CLIF ALSO PROVIDES LITERACY EVENTS AND NEW BOOKS TO CHILDREN SERVED BY HOMELESS SHELTERS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS, CENTERS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH, LOW-INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, AND BOOKMOBILES. CLIF WORKS WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS TO PROVIDE FREE PRESENTATIONS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. WE GIVE FREE THREE-DAY WRITING WORKSHOPS TO CHILDREN IN RURAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AWARD RAINY DAY SPONSORSHIPS TO TOWNS EXPERIENCING UNUSUALLY SEVERE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, HOST A CONFERENCE FOR RURAL LIBRARIANS, AND PROVIDE BOOKS AND LITERACY SUPPORT TO CHILDREN OF PRISON INMATES, MIGRANT CHILDREN, REFUGEE CHILDREN, LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH NEWBORNS. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$696,478.00$570,837.00$542,202.00$530,557.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$691,677.00$566,049.00$539,690.00$529,387.00$429,650.00
Revenue from noncash contributions   $3,090.00 
Investment income, current yr$4,801.00$4,788.00$2,512.00$1,170.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$691,677.00$566,049.00$539,690.00$529,387.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$0.00$2,072.00
Gross receipts$696,478.00$570,837.00$542,202.00$530,557.00 
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$691,677.00$566,049.00$539,690.00$529,387.00 
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$4,801.00$4,788.00$2,512.00$1,170.00 
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$591,971.00$545,679.00$525,672.00$549,295.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $537,371.00$493,426.00$472,011.00$494,865.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$23,949.00$23,342.00$22,520.00$22,508.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$30,651.00$28,911.00$31,141.00$31,922.00 
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$989,873.00$793,880.00$691,127.00$678,528.00$688,512.00
Total assets, beginning of year$793,880.00$691,127.00$678,528.00$756,717.00 
Total liabilities$169,986.00$78,500.00$905.00$4,836.00$31,074.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$78,500.00$905.00$4,836.00$64,287.00 
Net assets$819,887.00$715,380.00$690,222.00$673,692.00 
Net assets, beginning of year$715,380.00$690,222.00$673,692.00$692,430.00 
Investments: other securities$100,000.00 $588,712.00$586,268.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$108,617.00$36,988.00$18,698.00$25,703.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$36,988.00$18,698.00$25,703.00$63,217.00 
Inventories for sale or use$55,857.00$39,339.00$22,947.00$19,000.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$104,507.00$25,158.00$16,530.00-$18,738.00 
Advertising (total)$12,472.00$15,321.00$11,673.00$15,815.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$722,044.00$717,289.00$58,825.00$43,766.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$13,986.00 $905.00$4,836.00 
Deferred revenue$156,000.00$78,500.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$819,887.00$715,380.00$690,222.00$673,692.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$499.00$1,682.00$1,846.00$1,845.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1010109 
Number of independent voting members99109 
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-01 
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012012-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990 
Date e-filing submitted2017-11-202017-01-192016-01-082014-10-28 
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.1 
Filing identifier201702869349301600201642789349300309201512869349300026201422559349300207 
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