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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Seattle Arts and Lectures

We cultivate transformative experiences through story and language

three stars

89.98

340 Fifteeth Avenue E Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98112
tel: (206) 621-2230   Web Site
EIN: 91-1384964

Board Leadership
Melanie Curtice
President

CEO
Rebecca Hoogs
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.98 three stars
  Financial 86.41 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Seattle Arts & Lectures cultivates transformative experiences through story and language with readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. SAL's public programs include the Literary Arts series, the Poetry series, Women You Need to Know (WYNK), SAL Presents, and a brand new three-part community-curated series that launched in the 2021/22 season. Writers in the Schools (WITS) matches accomplished creative writers writers with local K-12 public schools and hospitals for yearlong residences. Students discover their authentic voices, build community, and develop writing skills that will support them throughout their lives.

Seattle Arts & Lectures cultivates transformative experiences through story and language with readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region. SAL's public programs include the Literary Arts series, the Poetry series, Women You Need to Know (WYNK), SAL Presents, and a brand new three-part community-curated series that launched in the 2021/22 season. Writers in the Schools (WITS) matches accomplished creative writers writers with local K-12 public schools and hospitals for yearlong residences. Students discover their authentic voices, build community, and develop writing skills that will support them throughout their lives.

Financial

three stars

86.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 16.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Arts and Lectures on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Arts and Lectures on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Seattle Arts and Lectures (WA) 89.98 three stars
Cinequest (CA) 89.22 three stars
Downtown Community Television Center (NY) 91.45 four stars
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The Women's Project & Productions (NY) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $809,207
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $579,722
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,960
Total Contributions $1,439,889
   Program Service Revenue $1,333,425
Total Primary Revenue $2,773,314
   Other Revenue $-177,701
TOTAL REVENUE $2,595,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,808,068
   Administrative Expenses $93,062
   Fundraising Expenses $331,871
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,233,001
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $362,612
   
Net Assets $1,477,165

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Writers in the Schools (WITS) $485,591 26.9%
Literary Art Series $382,739 21.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 89.98 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 90.07 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.27 three stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 90.52 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-1384964
Name in IRS Master File SEATTLE ARTS AND LECTURES INC
NTEE Code A70
NTEE Classification Humanities Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$116,827 5.23% Ruth Dickey Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Arts and Lectures (WA) 89.98 three stars
Chamber Music America (NY) 91.60 four stars
Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) 94.81 four stars
Intersection for the Arts (CA) 92.58 four stars
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (CA) 89.73 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seattle Arts and Lectures
340 Fifteeth Avenue E
Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98112
tel: (206) 621-2230
EIN: 91-1384964

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Board Leadership

Melanie Curtice
President

CEO

Rebecca Hoogs
Interim Executive Director

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