Room to Read is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and takes great pride in our financial efficiency, our accountability to donors, and our transparency. We work to use every dollar contributed as efficiently and effectively as possible. In fact, Room to Read has been recognized for its exceptional fiscal responsibility and financial health, and has been awarded the Charity Navigator 4-star rating for nine years in a row—a recognition that less than 1 percent of their rated charities can claim.

Our pledge to our donors is to continue to keep our overhead well below the industry average, to maximize the percentage of your contributions that go towards our programs, and to spend our program dollars wisely so that millions of children may benefit from our work.

We invite you to see what others have to say about us. Below you will find links to independent evaluations of our organization.



Annual Report

Explore our 2015 Annual Report online.

Previous Annual Reports

2014 Annual Report (Adobe PDF 2.1MB)
2013 Annual Report (Adobe PDF 2.7MB)
2012 Annual Report (Adobe PDF 2.5MB)
2011 Annual Report (Adobe PDF 2.9MB)
2010 Annual Report (Adobe PDF 4.9MB)
2009 Annual Report (Adobe PDF 3.9MB)
2008 Annual Report (Adobe PDF, 3.4MB)
2007 Annual Report (Adobe PDF, 1.2MB)
2006 Annual Report (Adobe PDF, 1.3MB)

Audited Financials

2015 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 200kb)
2014 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 197kb)
2013 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 189kb)
2012 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 712kb)
2011 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 550kb)
2010 Audited Financials
(Adobe PDF, 230kb)
2009 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 105kb)
2008 Audited Financials
 (Adobe PDF, 87kb)
2007 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 87kb)
2006 Audited Financials (Adobe PDF, 112kb)

990 Forms

2014 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 3.3MB)
2013 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 1MB)
2012 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 1MB)
2011 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 1MB)
2010 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 380KB)
2009 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 660KB)
2008 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 2.7MB)
2007 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 2MB)
2006 Form 990 (Adobe PDF, 2.3MB)



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Literacy Program Schools 18,699
Books Checked Out per Student


Books Published 1,290
Books Distributed 18 Million
Girls' Education Participants


Children Benefited 10.7 million

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