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Literary Arts

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three stars

85.87

925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 227-2583   Web Site
EIN: 93-0909494

Board Leadership
Jacqueline Willingham
Chair

CEO
Andrew Proctor
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.87 three stars
  Financial 86.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Literary Arts is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a 32-year history of serving Oregon's readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country's largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon's writers and independent publishers; Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland's public high schools; and Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival, which builds community around literature through author events, workshops, a book fair, and more. We also host guided discussion groups around great works of literature through a program called Delve.

The mission of Literary Arts is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a 32-year history of serving Oregon's readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country's largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon's writers and independent publishers; Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland's public high schools; and Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival, which builds community around literature through author events, workshops, a book fair, and more. We also host guided discussion groups around great works of literature through a program called Delve.

Financial

three stars

86.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 20.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Literary Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Literary Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Literary Arts (OR) 85.87 three stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 100.00 four stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 94.26 four stars
Read Alliance (NY) 89.48 three stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 89.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,276,135
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $116,139
Total Contributions $1,392,274
   Program Service Revenue $962,258
Total Primary Revenue $2,354,532
   Other Revenue $4,054
TOTAL REVENUE $2,358,586
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,653,296
   Administrative Expenses $300,967
   Fundraising Expenses $212,882
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,167,145
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $191,441
   
Net Assets $3,377,151

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
Portland Arts and Lectures Series $640,408 38.7%
Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival $408,456 24.7%
Youth Programs $310,794 18.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 05/01/2018 85.87 three stars
2016-05 06/01/2017 84.06 three 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 93-0909494
Name in IRS Master File LITERARY ARTS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 March, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,356 6.61% Brian Andrew Proctor Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Literary Arts (OR) 85.87 three stars
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (FL) 93.64 four stars
Open Books (IL) 89.02 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 90.11 four stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.23 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Literary Arts
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 227-2583
fax: (503) 241-4256
EIN: 93-0909494

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Board Leadership

Jacqueline Willingham
Chair

CEO

Andrew Proctor
Executive Director

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