EIN 41-1627391

Books For Africa

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
32
Year formed
1989
Most recent tax filings
2020-06
Description
Books For Africa is a simple name for a simple organization. They collect, sort, ship and distribute books to the children of Africa. Their mission is to end the book famine in Africa.

Program areas at Books For Africa

Books for Africa sent 211 shipments of approximately 3,750,000 Books and digital Books with an estimated value of $37,663,000 to 20 african countires. Books for Africa receives funds for the shipment of Books to Africa, and this is the organization's only program. Additionally, Books for Africa allows donors to target donations to specific countries and provides feedback to donor when Books have been shipped to their countries. 99% of total expenses are spent on program related expenses.

Form 990s for Books For Africa

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-02990View PDF
2019-062020-06-05990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-07-05990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Books For Africa

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Network for GoodUnrestricted$51,605
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...and 20 more grants received

Financials for Books For Africa

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$37,085,183
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$58,282
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$27,220
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$37,170,685

Personnel at Books For Africa

NameTitleCompensation
Patrick PlonskiExecutive Director
Brad MattsonDirector of Atlanta Operations
Travis FergusonFinance and Technology Manager
 Subscribe to viewProject Manager
 Subscribe to viewMinnesota Warehouse Manager
...and 6 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$37,170,685
2020
Yearly growth
-4.6%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$40,761,952
2020
Yearly growth
20.7%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$15,026,503
2020
Yearly growth
-17.8%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
32
2020
Yearly growth
18.5%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
370 Selby Ave No 305
St Paul, MN 55102
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Website URL
booksforafrica.org/ 
Phone
(651) 602-9844
Facebook page
BooksForAfricaUS 
Twitter profile
@booksforafrica 
IRS details
EIN
41-1627391
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1989
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
Q12: International, Foreign Affairs and National Security Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent