Educational Institutions

District of Columbia Public Library Foundation Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • www.dcplfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The District of Columbia Public Library Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization committed to providing materials, services, equipment, and programs not otherwise available for the District of Columbia Public Library. While recognizing the need for continued and increased government support for the Library, the Foundation is a catalyst for attracting private funding and endowments from individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations to enhance and augment essential library services. Moving beyond taxpayer dollars, the Foundation ensures excellence for public libraries throughout the District of Columbia.

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Anna Velazco

Keywords

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library, reading, literacy, children, teens, adults, technology, education

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Also Known As

DCPLF

EIN

52-1481008

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Underwriting DC Public Library programs and projects including: - Offering nearly $100,000 to library staff and divisions through an annual competitive grant cycle - Funding to support the DC Library Transformation Effort - Summer Quest & Holla' Back children's and teen's reading programs - Emergenct and adult literacy - e-BIC (Enhanced Business Information Center) for new and current enterpreneurs - Taking Poetry to the Street - Facility and service improvements

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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District of Columbia Public Library Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Anna Velazco

BIO

Anna Velazco is a nonprofit executive and social entrepreneur with 20 years? experience pioneering innovative initiatives for disadvantaged populations in the public and nonprofit sectors. She has performed organizational development consulting to over 75 nonprofit organizations, ran a multi-million dollar national and international division of a nonprofit organization, and most recently served 5 years in District of Columbia government, primarily as Director of Planning and Analysis in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders. She began her career as an adult educator in the fields of literacy, English as a Second Language, and adult basic education culminating in managing a network of 18 alternative learning centers in New York City. She holds degrees in literature and classics from Oberlin College and Harvard University.

Governance

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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