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Literary Arts

Find your story here

three stars

86.10

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

Board Leadership
Thomas Wood
Chair

CEO
Andrew Proctor
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.10 three stars
  Financial 87.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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. We are a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland. Books and storytelling have the power to widen our perspectives on the world and enrich our relationships to others. At Literary Arts, we believe that the stories can change the world. Our programs work together to help ensure all Oregonians can find and share their story. In doing so, we are a more informed, empowered, empathetic, and inclusive community.

The mission of Literary Arts is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. We are a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland. Books and storytelling have the power to widen our perspectives on the world and enrich our relationships to others. At Literary Arts, we believe that the stories can change the world. Our programs work together to help ensure all Oregonians can find and share their story. In doing so, we are a more informed, empowered, empathetic, and inclusive community.

Financial

three stars

87.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.5%
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) 86.10 three stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 86.31 three stars
SMART (OR) 92.12 four stars
National Center for Families Learning (KY) 89.57 three stars
Readworks (NY) 93.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,242,240
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $419,544
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $74,023
Total Contributions $1,735,807
   Program Service Revenue $1,117,081
Total Primary Revenue $2,852,888
   Other Revenue $-44,747
TOTAL REVENUE $2,808,141
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,013,221
   Administrative Expenses $425,791
   Fundraising Expenses $265,572
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,704,584
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $103,557
   
Net Assets $3,801,831

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 $847,666 42.1%
Portland's Book Festival $473,840 23.5%
Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships $330,425 16.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 04/01/2020 86.10 three stars
2018-05 02/01/2020 86.15 three stars
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,201 5.47% Brian Andrew Proctor Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Literary Arts (OR) 86.10 three stars
Readworks (NY) 93.43 four stars
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy (FL) 85.41 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 88.19 three stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.67 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

Thomas Wood
Chair

CEO

Andrew Proctor
Executive Director

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