Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Seattle Arts and Lectures

We champion the literary arts

four stars

90.07

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

Board Leadership
Melanie Curtice
President

CEO
Ruth Dickey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring 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), Hinge, and SAL Presents. Writers in the School (WITS) matches accomplished creative 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 champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring 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), Hinge, and SAL Presents. Writers in the School (WITS) matches accomplished creative 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of overall donors
830
Number of clients served
40,812
Total dollars received in contributions
1,335,060
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 23.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $658,195
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $495,290
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $42,700
Total Contributions $1,196,185
   Program Service Revenue $1,235,729
Total Primary Revenue $2,431,914
   Other Revenue $-162,826
TOTAL REVENUE $2,269,088
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,611,576
   Administrative Expenses $96,588
   Fundraising Expenses $286,536
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,994,700
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $274,388
   
Net Assets $1,114,553

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,367 5.53% Ruth Dickey Executive Director

Mission

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring 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), Hinge, and SAL Presents. Writers in the School (WITS) matches accomplished creative 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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Arts and Lectures (WA) 90.07 four stars
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The Lark (NY) 88.13 three stars
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (CA) 86.70 three stars
New World Symphony (FL) 90.00 four 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

Ruth Dickey
Executive Director