Better Business Bureau Report for
Northern Nevada Literacy Council

Better Business Bureau Report issued May 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires May 2018

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Northern Nevada Literacy Council
Address: 1400 Wedekind Rd
  Reno, NV 89512
Phone: 775-356-1007
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1980, Nevada
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "is organized exclusively for educational purposes, more specifically to provide adult education programs that meet the needs of undereducated adults, age 17 and over, and unskilled workers in that geographic region known as the Truckee Meadows, Washoe County, Nevada. From time-to-time, the organization may administer programs of statewide significance that assist in promoting the need for adult education in Nevada."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Northern Nevada Literacy Council (NNLC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Northern Nevada Literacy Council provides free educational services to students who are seeking to pass a high school equivalency exam and to students who are learning English as a second language. Educators provide instruction that is appropriate for the students' needs and level of knowledge. Students take exams on a periodic basis to provide valuable information regarding their progress. The current schedule of classes is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, Monday through Thursday; and, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. It also offers additional tutoring on Fridays, which allows students to receive more one-on-one attention. The school provides additional training and presentations whenever possible. Currently, its offers a citizenship class to help community members who are studying to take the citizenship exam. Students are encouraged to further their education and plan out their goals, and career counseling is also offered in an aim to help our students succeed.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, NNLC's program expenses were:

Educational Program Service 1,094,025
Total Program Expenses: $1,094,025
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Chief Executive : Susan Robinson, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Sandra Borrelli
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired, TMCC

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 41

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,139,710, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on NNLC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Department of Education 626,567
Contributions 336,084
Department of Labor 158,705
Program Revenue 42,034
Fundraising Revenue 18,354
Interest Income 193
Total Income $1,181,937


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $1,181,937
Program expenses $1,094,025
Fund raising expenses 164
Administrative expenses 75,414
Total expenses $1,169,603
Income in Excess of Expenses 12,334
Beginning net assets 210,232
Ending net assets 222,566
Total liabilities 293,819
Total assets $516,385

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