BRING ME A BOOK FOUNDATION

REDWOOD CITY, CA | San Mateo County
Community Services

Overview

BRING ME A BOOK FOUNDATION
77-0481924
330 TWIN DOLPHIN DRIVE
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065
San Mateo County
(650) 941-0606

loisbridges@bringmeabook.org
Mission Statement info

BRING ME A BOOK HELPS ALL CHILDREN THRIVE THROUGH THE JOY AND POWER OF READING— LEVERAGING LITERACY TO CREATE A MORE HUMANE AND HOPEFUL WORLD FOR US ALL. WE SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR COMMUNITY LITERACY, HELPING CHILDREN CHOOSE THE BOOKS THEY LOVE BEST, GROW A READING HABIT SUSTAINED BY THEIR PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND DEVELOP A LIFELONG LOVE OF READING WITH THEIR FAMILY'S SUPPORT. THE BRING ME A BOOK MODEL OF EQUITY IN ACTION: CHOICE AND COLLABORATION ADVOCATES FOR STUDENT READER GROWTH, TEACHER PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, BOOK ABUNDANCE (STUDENT TO BOOK RATIO INCREASES), ENHANCED FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND ALLIANCES WITH PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

CRA Category info
  • Community Services
Nonprofit location info
  • Majority Minority Census Tract
Awards & Certifications info
  • This nonprofit has not received any CRA awards or certifications.
Founded info
1997
Total Employees info
4
Total Volunteers info
86
Nonprofit Classification (NTEE Code) info
B19

B - Educational Institutions

Support N.E.C.

Organizations that provide all forms of support except for financial assistance or fund raising for other organizations within the Education major group area.

IRS Activity Codes info
994
Uncoded
092
Literary activities
-
Not reported
Standard Business Classification (NAICS Code) info
813219
Other Grantmaking and Giving Services
Targeted Clients info
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • K-12 Students
  • Families
  • Foster Youth
  • Immigrants or Refugees
  • Minority Individuals
  • Native Americans
  • Rural Residents
  • Tribal Organizations
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
  • USDA Free or Reduced Lunch Students
  • Welfare Recipients

CRA Alignment

CRA Category info
Community Services
Social services and other support for low- and moderate-income, homeless or at-risk individuals.
87%
Percent LMI Served info
as reported by the nonprofit
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Programs & Services info
Building Strong School Libraries
The Building Strong School Libraries program is designed to support the needs of struggling school libraries serving students in under-resourced, rural, and economically disadvantaged communities. Building Strong School Libraries is a book acquisition and a community literacy collaboration program that expands student access to high-quality and culturally relevant literature, increases family engagement, and builds an effective community literacy team with the public library, the school library, teachers, library staff, and caretakers. The school library is a key, critical instrument for not only developing strong literacy programs and improving reading proficiency, but more importantly for building lifelong reading habits.
Targeted Clients info
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • K-12 Students
  • Families
  • Foster Youth
  • Immigrants or Refugees
  • Minority Individuals
  • Native Americans
  • Nonprofits
  • Rural Residents
  • Tribal Organizations
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Moderate-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
  • SNAP Recipients
  • USDA Free or Reduced Lunch Students
  • Welfare Recipients
Book Cubbies Family Engagement Workshop
Books in the home are a must! Children need quality books and a place to keep them so they are readily accessible. Based on these needs, we were inspired to design and manufacture small individual bookcases or “Book Cubbies.” Parents and children paint and decorate the drawer (built to hold a writing journal), add wooden letters to spell the child’s name, and personalize the cubby for each child. It then becomes the child’s home library inspiring pride of book ownership and establishing the child’s identity as a reader.
Targeted Clients info
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • K-12 Students
  • Families
  • Minority Individuals
  • Native Americans
  • Nonprofits
  • Rural Residents
  • Tribal Organizations
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Moderate-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
  • SNAP Recipients
  • USDA Free or Reduced Lunch Students
  • Welfare Recipients
Family Engagement and Home Libraries
Engaging parents and caretakers is essential for the short and longterm success of students. When families are able to build a home library of books their children love, it helps establish a reading or “scholarly culture” in the home. This culture continues from generation to generation within families. It is largely independent of education and class. It entails creating a “taste for books,” and promoting the skills and knowledge that foster both literacy and numeracy and, thus, lead to lifelong academic advantages
Targeted Clients info
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • K-12 Students
  • Families
  • Minority Individuals
  • Native Americans
  • Nonprofits
  • Rural Residents
  • Tribal Organizations
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • Moderate-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
  • SNAP Recipients
  • USDA Free or Reduced Lunch Students
Service Clubs and Speaker Appreciation
The Bring Me A Book Speaker Appreciation program was developed for service clubs as a means of recognizing guest speakers at their regular meetings. Clubs adopt a local under-resourced classroom, from preschool through third grade, to receive the books that the club orders through the Bring Me A Book Speaker Appreciation Collection available online. Club members deliver the books to an organization or agency that serves children in under resourced communities such as school and public libraries, medical clinics, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the like.
Targeted Clients info
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • K-12 Students
  • Families
  • Foster Youth
  • Immigrants or Refugees
  • Minority Individuals
  • Native Americans
  • Nonprofits
  • Rural Residents
  • Tribal Organizations
CRA Income Characteristics info

    Not reported

Awards & Certifications info
Community Development Financial Institution info
Community Development Financial Institution Award Recipient info
New Market Tax Credit Recipient info
HUD Counseling Agency info
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Recipient info

IRS Summary

Income
$309K
Revenue
$309K
Assets
$716K
Exempt Ruling Date info
1998-07
Deductibility Status info
Deductible
Last Tax Filing info
2020
Organization Type info
Corporation
Organization Tax Filing Status info
990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Foundation Tax Filing Status info
990-PF not required by IRS
Affiliation Classification info
Independent Organization
States Where Tax Return is Filed info
CA
Basis for Foundation/Public Charity Status info
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)

Nonprofit Location

Physical Address info
330 TWIN DOLPHIN DRIVE
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065
San Mateo County
Area Type info
Metropolitan Statistical Area
FIPS Geocoded Address info
41884
MSA/MD info
06
State info
081
County info
6103.04
Tract info
Upper
Income Level info
Core-Based Statistical Area info
41860 - San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Combined Statistical Area info
488 - San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA
Metropolitan Division info
41884 - San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA
Located In info
Low- or Moderate-Income Census Tract info
Opportunity Zone info
Majority Minority Census Tract info 55.27%
FFIEC Designated Distressed Census Tract info
FFIEC Underserved Census Tract info
Geographies Served info
  • AZ - Maricopa County
  • CA - Butte County
  • CA - Merced County
  • CA - San Bernardino County
  • CA - San Diego County
  • CA - San Mateo County
  • DC - District of Columbia
  • IL - Cook County
  • NH - Carroll County
  • NY - Bronx County
  • NY - Suffolk County
  • OH - Cuyahoga County
  • OH - Franklin County
  • WI - Iowa County

Market Data

Census Tract County
6103.04 San Mateo County
Population
Total Population 4,503 765,623
Total Households 1,848 263,351
Income
Median Family Income (Census*) $190,439 $128,091
Median Family Income (2022 FFIEC est.) $165,600 N/A
Tract Income Percentage 132.68% N/A
Below Poverty Level 2.6% 6.2%
Unemployment Level 3.2% 4.0%
Housing
Total Housing Units 1,943 278,756
Total Owner-Occupied Units 62.7% 59.9%
Total Renter-Occupied Units 32.4% 40.1%
Total Vacant Units 4.9% 5.2%
* Census tract income based on 2020 Census estimated data; County income based on 2020 American Community Survey data.
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Management

11
Total Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
11
Independent Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
Tax Filing Signatory info
Judith Koch
Principal Officer info
Judy Koch
findCRA Profile Owner
Amber Schott
Executive Director
amberlschott@gmail.com
Key Policies & Documents info
Written Conflict of Interest Policy
Written Document Retention & Destruction Policy
Written Wistleblower Policy
CEO Compensation Review Process
Written Minutes of Board Meetings
Financial Statements & Reporting info
Compiled or Reviewed by an Independent Accountant
Audited by an Independent Accountant
Included in Consolidated Financial Statements
Internal Audit Committee Review
Federal Grant Audit Required
Federal Grand Audit Performed
IRS Reported Activities info
Provides Credit Counseling
Conducts Gaming Activities
Engages in Lobbying Activities
Engages in Political Activities
Makes Grants to Individuals
Makes Grants to Organizations

"NA" in this section indicates that the information was not available in the nonprofit's most recent IRS tax filing.

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