EIN 36-2166947

American Library Association (ALA)

IRS 501(c) type
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The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
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Program areas at ALA

Mutual membership benefit programs, general/other-membership services provided in conjunction with member participation. Personal and organizational members totaled approximately 50,000 as of august 31, 2022.
Publishing - publishing of trade journals and books to aid the profession. Published trade journals and books on a variety of topics of interest to the profession during the year.
Mutual membership benefit programs, general/other - conferences enable members to keep abreast of the latest technological capabilities, new publications and trends in the profession. Four major conferences, several national forums and a variety of institutes were held during the year.
Mutual membership benefit programs, general/other: general activities such as diversity, international relations, accreditation and monitoring legislation (19 offices/departments) and round table discussions and activities (19 round tables). Mutual membership benefit programs, general/other: programs related to grants and awards as per donor's requirements (911 beneficiaries).

Who funds American Library Association (ALA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$5,254,950
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$5,254,950
Andrew W. Mellon FoundationTo Support Efforts To Shore Up the Association's Digital Infrastructure and To Advance Intellectual Freedom and Access To Information, Diversity Fellowship Programming, and A Covid-19 Relief Regranting Program$2,757,500
...and 27 more grants received totalling $13,901,523

Personnel at ALA

Tracie HallExecutive Director$272,817
Sheryl ReyesDirector , Office of Ala Governance
Denise MoritzDirector of Financial Reporting and Comp$179,930
Alan InouyeInterim Associate Executive Director$151,901
Sherri VanyekDirector$133,885
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for ALA

RevenuesFYE 08/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$27,933,500
Program services$21,749,505
Investment income and dividends$2,734,898
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,688,176
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,136,403
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,965,874
Miscellaneous revenues$19,907
Total revenues$61,228,263

Form 990s for ALA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-082023-07-11990View PDF
2021-082022-07-11990View PDF
2020-082021-07-11990View PDF
2019-082020-09-18990View PDF
2018-082019-10-31990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
April 19, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $2,757,500 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
December 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $160,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
August 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 19, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Professional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsSchoolsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationCommunity improvementBusiness and industry
MembershipsPolitical advocacyLobbyingNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
225 N Michigan Ave 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 944-6780
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B03: Education Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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