New Haven Free Public Library Foundation
New Haven Free Public Library Foundation
133 Elm Street
New Haven CT 06510-2003
Contact Information
Address New Haven Free Public Library Foundation
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510-2003
Telephone (203) 946-7454 x
Fax 203-946-8140
E-mail lbisio@nhfpl.org
Web and Social Media
Ives Memorial Library
Mission

The New Haven Free Public Library Foundation raises funds to support the mission of the New Haven Free Public Library and builds awareness of the library's community impact.  

OUR VISION
Now and tomorrow, the New Haven Free Public Library will transform lives and contribute to creating a strong, resilient, and informed community where everyone can thrive.

OUR MISSION
The New Haven Free Public Library fosters lifelong learning, inspires curiosity, and builds community through shared access to resources, experiences, and opportunities for all.

OUR VALUES
Advance Literacy: Ensure that our community has access to materials, services and training to accelerate literacy in reading, writing and speaking and promote the joy of reading across generations
Foster Learning and Achievement: Bridge learning gaps for students to increase educational achievement and attainment. Teach skills for all customers that are crucial in the 21st-century, help to close the digital divide and navigate the complexities of life.
Provide Access to Knowledge: Provide access to collections and resources that will allow our customers to gain knowledge whenever they need it
Empower Economic Success: Provide services, training, resources and networks that foster economic success for individuals pursuing jobs, career development or exploring entrepreneurship.
Inspire Exploration: Build collections and create experiences that stimulate our customers and promote learning for fun, social connection and cultural enrichment. Present new, leading-edge ideas, resources and technology that inspire our customers to explore new paths.
Promote Connection and Collaboration: Be a catalyst to connect people to people and provide programs, a space and resources to foster creative collaboration across a wide variety of issues and purposes.
Deliver World-Class Service: Deliver a responsive and effective service model through library staff who are welcoming, open, knowledgeable and caring, resulting in customer trust.

A Great OpportunityHelpThe nonprofit has used this field to provide information about a special campaign, project or event that they are raising funds for now.

Campaign for the New Stetson Library
Beginning in the spring of 2017, the New Haven Free Public Library launched a two-year, community-wide fundraising effort to move Stetson Library into its new home at the rebuilt and reimagined Q House on Dixwell Avenue.

Stetson Library, a cornerstone of New Haven's African-American community, has outgrown its meager facility despite the prominent role it plays in serving the residents of the Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods. As an anchor tenant of the new Q House, Stetson Library will see a 60% increase in space, a dramatic increase in collections materials and resources for all ages, and significant upgrades in emerging technologies and equipment.

The Board of Directors of the New Haven Free Public Library and its Foundation, as well as a committee of community volunteers led by honorary chairs Mayor Toni Harp and Dr. Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, are committed to raise $2 million. These funds will support furniture, technology, equipment and collections materials at Stetson, and a percentage of the money raised will be invested in the library's system-wide endowment.

A Great Opportunity Ending Date Dec 31 2018
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2003
Former Names
Patrons of the New Haven Free Public Library
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Martha L. Brogan
Board Chair Elsie B Chapman
Board Chair Company Affiliation IBM Executive, Retired
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

The New Haven Free Public Library Foundation raises funds to support the mission of the New Haven Free Public Library and builds awareness of the library's community impact.  

OUR VISION
Now and tomorrow, the New Haven Free Public Library will transform lives and contribute to creating a strong, resilient, and informed community where everyone can thrive.

OUR MISSION
The New Haven Free Public Library fosters lifelong learning, inspires curiosity, and builds community through shared access to resources, experiences, and opportunities for all.

OUR VALUES
Advance Literacy: Ensure that our community has access to materials, services and training to accelerate literacy in reading, writing and speaking and promote the joy of reading across generations
Foster Learning and Achievement: Bridge learning gaps for students to increase educational achievement and attainment. Teach skills for all customers that are crucial in the 21st-century, help to close the digital divide and navigate the complexities of life.
Provide Access to Knowledge: Provide access to collections and resources that will allow our customers to gain knowledge whenever they need it
Empower Economic Success: Provide services, training, resources and networks that foster economic success for individuals pursuing jobs, career development or exploring entrepreneurship.
Inspire Exploration: Build collections and create experiences that stimulate our customers and promote learning for fun, social connection and cultural enrichment. Present new, leading-edge ideas, resources and technology that inspire our customers to explore new paths.
Promote Connection and Collaboration: Be a catalyst to connect people to people and provide programs, a space and resources to foster creative collaboration across a wide variety of issues and purposes.
Deliver World-Class Service: Deliver a responsive and effective service model through library staff who are welcoming, open, knowledgeable and caring, resulting in customer trust.

Background

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) began its remarkable relationship with the citizens of New Haven in 1886 when the City passed the enabling legislation and appropriated $12,000 to establish a free public library.  After several facilities proved inadequate, the City engaged renowned architect Cass Gilbert to design the stately building on the historic New Haven Green with support from a major gift of Mary E. Ives in memory of her spouse, Hoadley Ives.  The Ives Memorial Library opened its doors in 1911.  In addition to the Ives Main Library, the Library has four unique, strategically located neighborhood libraries and a Readmobile circulating throughout the community. 

The Library has enjoyed a reputation as one of the best libraries of its size in the state, boasting a collection of over 400,000 items, in 13 languages and a range of formats. The NHFPL provides a wide variety of programming and events supporting literacy, computer skill development, cultural enrichment and education for all ages. As we move into the 21st century, the NHFPL aims to position itself as a key educational resource for New Haven to foster lifelong learning and civic engagement. While the Library holds a beloved and respected position in the community, funding of staff positions and resources has not kept pace with growth in facilities and service demands. As the population of New Haven evolves—welcoming new immigrants, seniors, and a diverse youth cohort—the Library is uniquely positioned to help residents flourish during critical transitions in their lives.

Impact

Accomplishments
In 2017, the library welcomed more than 545,000 visitors across its five locations and offered more than 2,600 community programs, workshops, and events for adults, children, and families with over 51,000 people in attendance. Access to free, high-speed broadband and wifi internet continues to tackle the city's digital divide, with more than 91,000 wifi logins alone last year.

NHFPL continues its successful partnership with Liberty Community Services, offering one-on-one consultations for those with basic needs, resulting in nearly one thousand appointments annually. Areas of need run the gamut from affordable housing and health insurance to clinical services, immigrant assistance, and soup kitchen access.

“Build a Better World” served as the launch pad for the library’s 2017 summer learning program. Nearly 2,400 children and teens registered and together they did 556,000 minutes of reading. More than 10,500 people attended 468 programs offered by the Young Minds and Family Learning department across our libraries last summer.

Current Year Goals
Create a vibrant Ives Square entrepreneur and maker community to teach 21st-century skills and build a talent pipeline by serving as an anchor institution in the Elm City Innovation Collaborative. Construction of Ives Squared, the library’s new front door to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, is underway with an anticipated opening in Spring 2018.

Implement the Library’s Strategic Framework, Growing Together. One City. One Future. - drawing upon an extensive Community Needs Assessment in which over 1,100 New Haven residents participated. It will guide Library partnerships, programs and services over the next five years.

Achieve the fundraising and community-building goals of the Campaign for the New Stetson Library, embedded in its new home at the Q House.

Needs

 1. To foster economic engagement and creativity, we have developed Ives Squared. This new, 21st-century makerspace is designed to offer patrons collaborative and active learning, leveraging technology as a catalyst for entrepreneurship. Relevant programming and additional interactive resources will connect and engage users in community deliberations, civic technologies, and in the marketplace of entrepreneurial ideas. 

2. Additional support for our social services outreach program at Ives Memorial Library. Currently, our partnership with Liberty Community Services includes 20 hours of community outreach where social services staff provide counseling and referrals to housing, healthcare and other local resources. Increased funding would help us expand this service and increase outreach to the city's homeless and other vulnerable populations.

3. Philanthropic support keeps library programs, workshops, and services free to the public. It builds our collections and online resources, brings the Readmobile to early learning centers, launches programs to welcome immigrants and new residents, and provides crucial community services. Donations support ongoing arts and cultural programs, including book talks, film screenings, and community conversations for youth, teens and families.

CEO Statement
The constellation of New Haven Free Public Libraries—extending from the historic Ives Memorial Library on the Green to our four neighborhood libraries and ReadMobile—welcomes more citizens through its doors than any other public cultural institution in the City. Along with 620,000 users visiting our facilities in the past year, NHFPL also attracts a growing number of virtual guests to our Digital Main Street—a vibrant online collection of e-books, online magazines, and databases that are available 24/7, anytime, anyplace for all registered NHFPL users. We are striving to restore our operating budget to 1% of the City’s General Fund and obtain 85% of our budget from the City and 15% from external sources including individual donors, foundations, grants and endowment income.
Martha L. Brogan, City Librarian and Director
Board Chair Statement

 The New Haven Free Public Library is a beacon in our great city and one of the truly democratic spaces—free, accessible, and open to all. The library welcomes all who enter its doors, over half a million people in the last year alone. Today, people turn to the library for increasingly diverse reasons. For books and movies, of course. But also for performances, resume-writing and job searching assistance, business development, maker opportunities, immigration and citizenship information, language and technology classes, art, health and human services referrals, youth and family support, and for each other. The library brings people together, promoting connections and collaboration to strengthen the social fabric of our community. Each year, we partner with over 100 community groups and organizations to offer programs, meeting space, and events. We are out in the community and in your neighborhood, from Ives Main Library on the Green and the four neighborhood libraries to the Readmobile and the 24/7 databases and online resources available at nhfpl.org. The library today is a vital community asset, and we are growing to meet the needs of the neighborhoods and communities we serve. Thank you to all those who are helping us meet the evolving challenges of the 21st century. Many generous individuals, organizations, foundations, and businesses support the transformative work of the New Haven Free Public Library. Their commitment to the library augments municipal support, enhancing the collections, programs, and services offered. It is a reflection of the many roles the library serves our city, and a powerful statement about the kind of city we want to live in. Thank you again to everyone who makes a contribution to strengthen our library. After all, a great city deserves a great library!

Elsie B. Chapman 
President, NHFPL Foundation
Board of Directors 
 

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Citizen Participation
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts,Culture & Humanities NEC
Areas Served
New Haven
All of New Haven and the Greater New Haven area. 
 
In New Haven, library branches are in the Town Green District, Dixwell / Newhallville, the Hill Neighborhood, Fair Haven, and Westville.  Zip Codes include 06510, 06511, 06512, 06513, 06515, 06519, 06520.
 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The role of the 21st-century public library is rapidly evolving and increasingly valued as a community center, innovation hub, and "third space" where all sectors of society converge for learning and civic engagement.
Programs
Description

Our customers, across all ages and segments, express a deep need for practical core skills necessary to advance and achieve their life goals in the 21st century. Library workshops empower our customers with the skills and experiences to:

  • improve career prospects, bridge gaps in education, strengthen school performance
  • increase literacy in reading, writing, speaking and math
  • learn how to cope with difficult situations or significant life transitions 
  • manage personal finances and budgeting, 
  • live a healthier life by practicing good nutrition and wellness
  • obtain parenting advice and connect with other supportive families

 

Population Served Adults / Families / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The New Haven Free Public Library uses the performance measurement tool Project Outcome, created by the Public Library Association, to evaluate and improve library programs. Project Outcome helps public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Staff is trained to apply these tools to programs and share results on the library's intranet to aggregate annual impact results.
Description

The New Haven workforce is pursuing diverse paths to economic success, and those engaged in economic activity identified access to mentors, experts and role models as one of their top needs. NHFPL will continue to develop partnerships with relevant organizations and experts to be able to provide services, training and resources to all sectors of customers. NHFPL will serve as an entry point to this ecosystem, providing resources, knowledge, skills, space and networking in addition to opportunities to learn job search skills, computer skills, financial literacy, and best practices for running a business.

Population Served Adults / Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated / Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The New Haven Free Public Library uses the performance measurement tool Project Outcome, created by the Public Library Association, to evaluate and improve library programs. Project Outcome helps public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Staff is trained to apply these tools to programs and share results on the library's intranet to aggregate annual impact results.
Description

New Haven is Connecticut's "Creative Capital," and NHFPL will build on current programs and partnerships at all library locations. In addition, the planned opening of Ives Squared in Spring 2018 will introduce our customers to a new hub of innovation and creative experimentation. Guided by a creative-in-residence and supplemented with workshops from partner organizations, our customers will receive the training and tools for experimentation and an introduction to the world of creating and making, an essential element of the 21st-century learner.

Population Served Adults / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Families
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The New Haven Free Public Library uses the performance measurement tool Project Outcome, created by the Public Library Association, to evaluate and improve library programs. Project Outcome helps public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Staff is trained to apply these tools to programs and share results on the library's intranet to aggregate annual impact results.
Description

New Haven's vibrant diversity is a source of strength, beauty and character, and there is a strong desire for individuals to understand this diversity and each other, to seek a deeper engagement and a feeling of connectedness, and to engage with "neighbors" for mutual understanding and respect. Our customers see the library as a key player in creating a sense of unity in New Haven by expanding on our trusted historic role as a community gathering place that is open to all and by leveraging our long-standing relationships with many of the community service and cultural organizations around the city.

Population Served Families / Adults / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The New Haven Free Public Library uses the performance measurement tool Project Outcome, created by the Public Library Association, to evaluate and improve library programs. Project Outcome helps public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Staff is trained to apply these tools to programs and share results on the library's intranet to aggregate annual impact results.
Description More than one-third of the region's immigrants reside in New Haven, where 16% of all residents are foreign-born. Very often, immigrants and newcomers to the city have few resources available with which to achieve their goals and few social or family connections. Our classes in ESL, bilingual story time, bilingual computer classes, literacy tutoring, conversation groups and cultural celebrations, along with our partnerships with organizations like IRIS and JUNTA have created an enthusiastic network of immigrants and newcomers who are grateful for the library's help and in turn want to welcome others and help them adapt.
Population Served Adults / Families / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The New Haven Free Public Library uses the performance measurement tool Project Outcome, created by the Public Library Association, to evaluate and improve library programs. Project Outcome helps public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Staff is trained to apply these tools to programs and share results on the library's intranet to aggregate annual impact results.
Description NHFPL serves many individuals and families daily who often struggle with mental and physical health issues, safety, isolation and lack of independence. These loyal customers look to the library to learn skills that can help them become stable, to provide a safe haven where they can learn, read, and find peace, and to help them understand what social services are available and how to access them. These customers have a close relationship with the library and library staff, relying on them not only for skills, information and resources, but also as a sounding board and for encouragement.
Population Served Adults / Families / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The New Haven Free Public Library uses the performance measurement tool Project Outcome, created by the Public Library Association, to evaluate and improve library programs. Project Outcome helps public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Staff is trained to apply these tools to programs and share results on the library's intranet to aggregate annual impact results.
Description Building on the tradition of looking to the library to learn new things and for intellectually-enriching experiences, many of our customers come to the library for personal and social enrichment. These individuals and families make up the heaviest users and borrowers of library collections, and frequently attend NHFPL lectures and discussions, after school programs, author talks, film screenings and tech exploration. Participants seek to satisfy their curiosity and connect with others who share their passions and hobbies.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / Families / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The New Haven Free Public Library uses the performance measurement tool Project Outcome, created by the Public Library Association, to evaluate and improve library programs. Project Outcome helps public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Staff is trained to apply these tools to programs and share results on the library's intranet to aggregate annual impact results.
Program Comments
CEO Comments

 The New Haven Free Public Library is a community pillar of learning, exploration and inspiration. It stands proud in declaring, “Everyone is welcome here.” With its network of neighborhood libraries, 24/7 digital resources, and Readmobile crisscrossing the city; hundreds of personalized skill-building workshops; year-round free family-friendly programs; and a dedicated library staff, the New Haven Free Public Library is, for those who seek a respectful and vibrant community to help them build their futures, a family—growing together with you—now, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For the next five years, this Strategic Framework provides the scaffolding upon which we will build our collective future, constructed after taking a deep dive into understanding the New Haven community’s needs and aspirations. By learning what motivates you, our community, we discovered that you are looking to thrive, adapt and belong, succeed, connect, and learn. You want to collaborate, explore, and give back. You seek personal, social, and cultural enrichment in your lives. Our Seven Strategic Initiatives emerged at the intersection of the community’s needs and the New Haven Free Public Library’s values—what we stand for and where we can make a difference in your lives. This Framework offers the organizing principles and direction while providing the library with the agility to implement through annual operational plans. The library aligns its programs and services with both the strategic framework and the City Transformation Plan, ensuring the New Haven Free Public Library remains a vital, vibrant component of collaborative efforts to improve and transform the lives of our residents.

In the 21st century across all of these initiatives, the New Haven Free Public Library is an active and engaged agent —as convening host and curator for partnerships, community circles, and community-led programs; as matchmaker for mentors, social services, and volunteers; and as the engine for new ways of learning—from real-world applications to interactive, immersive approaches, from experts, staff, and above all, from each other.

CEO/Executive Director
Martha L. Brogan
Term Start Sept 2014
Email mbrogan@nhfpl.org
Experience

 

Ms. Brogan brings more than three decades of experience as a professional librarian to the position and enjoys a national reputation as an innovative leader in the application of digital technologies to the humanities and civic affairs, and in the design of collaborative learning spaces. Ms. Brogan serves on Mayor Harp’s Kitchen Cabinet and played a leading role in the development of the City Transformation Plan and the city’s Digital Inclusion Roadmap. In addition, Ms. Brogan has served as co-chair of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Reading’s Adult Literacy subcommittee. Under her leadership, seven positions were restored to the library’s budget, allowing the four neighborhood libraries to open for an additional weekday.

She has maintained residence with her spouse in New Haven for twenty-eight years, arriving with her family in 1990 to serve as the Social Sciences Librarian at Yale University. Her two (now adult) sons matriculated from the New Haven Public Schools during which time Ms. Brogan was actively engaged as a parent with the K-12 school system, including advocating for the establishment of school-media library centers throughout the district.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 8
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Christopher J. Korenowsky Oct 2010 - Jan 2014
Mr. James C. Welbourne - Sept 2010
Senior Staff
Title Director of Advancement
Experience/Biography

Lauren Bisio joined the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation (NHFPL) as Director of Advancement effective August 1, 2017. From March 2016 through July 2017, Lauren served as the Operations Manager of the New Haven Land Trust, overseeing day-to-day administrative and financial functions as well as fundraising, marketing and communications. She has experience in donor data management and CRM software, developing annual appeals and online giving, grant writing and project management, and event planning and execution. In addition, Lauren has experience building e-marketing and social media campaigns, managing website, and assisting with publication and collateral design and production.

Lauren graduated from the Ohio State University with a dual degree—a BA in Political Science and a BFA in Dance. From 2005-2013, she pursued a professional career as a modern dancer with companies in Chicago, Boston, and Poland. In 2013, Lauren enrolled in a master’s program at Columbia University and served as an administrative assistant at the school’s Harriman Institute where she worked on database management, project development, academic research and event planning. She also worked as a teaching assistant for two semesters before receiving her MA in Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies.

Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Collaborations

The NHFPL Foundation and the New Haven Free Public Library collaborate broadly across the community. Partner groups which support the Library's efforts through philanthropy, artistic contributions, and voluntarism include (but are not limited to): Arte, Inc., the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Seedlings Foundation, the Graustein Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University, the State Library of Connecticut, New Haven Public Schools, Music Haven, Long Wharf Theatre, Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven, Literacy Coalition of Graeter New Haven, Early Childhood Council, Connecticut  Humanities Council, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Comcast, SCORE, Liberty Community Services, Columbus House, MOMs, Citywide Youth Coalition, IRIS, Elmseed and many other local nonprofit agencies as well as private donors.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce2015
United Way of Greater New Haven2015
Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance2017
Board Chair
Elsie B Chapman
Company Affiliation IBM Executive, Retired
Term Apr 2017 to Apr 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Edward S.K. Bottomley CAMA, Inc.
Priscilla Dannies Yale University
Fran DeToro H. Pearce Realty
Edward Harris Retired, Dean of Library Science, SCSU
Thomas M. Haskell
Wm. Frank Mitchell Art Consultant
Michael J. Morand Deputy Chief Communications Officer, Yale University
Tori Rysz Marketing & Communications, Yale University Office of Development
Mary Ellen Savage Community Advocate
Alexander Sulpasso Guilford Savings Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Commercial General Liability
Standing Committees
Audit
Nominating
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
CEO Comments
The NHFPL Foundation raises funds in support of the Library which has a separate governing board consisting of nine members who are representative of the wider community on which the Mayor serves ex-officio.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $216,000.00
Projected Expenses $189,172.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
Form 990s
9902017
9902016
9902015
9902014
9902013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
9902008
9902007
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$199,291$178,666$196,696
Current Assets$199,291$178,666$196,696
Long-Term Liabilities--$332$238
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$199,291$178,334$196,458
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of CT DECD $32,000William C. Graustein Memorial Fund $25,000NewAlliance Foundation $35,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountWilliam Casper Graustein Memorial Fund $25,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $20,000Northern Trust Charitable Program $25,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNewAlliance Foundation $12,116NewAlliance Foundation $17,116J.J. Archer Foundation $13,000
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Goal $2,000,000.00
Dates Mar 2017 to Dec 2018
Amount Raised To Date 1400000 as of Mar 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments Each year, the Foundation aims to transfer as much unrestricted revenue as possible to the New Haven Free Public Library while keeping a small fund balance to continue operations. 
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address New Haven Free Public Library Foundation
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 065102003
Primary Phone 203 946-7454
Contact Email lbisio@nhfpl.org
CEO/Executive Director Martha L. Brogan
Board Chair Elsie B Chapman
Board Chair Company Affiliation IBM Executive, Retired

 

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