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Graywolf Press

A rare breed of publisher

four stars

95.47

250 Third Avenue, N Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (651) 641-0077   Web Site
EIN: 91-1257237

Board Leadership
Cathy Polasky
Chair

CEO
Fiona McCrae
Director and Publisher

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Graywolf Press was incorporated in 1984, and is considered one of the nation's leading nonprofit literary publishers. Graywolf Press is dedicated to the creation and promotion of contemporary literature. The organization serves literary writers and readers whose work and concerns are overlooked in other publishing environments. Graywolf strives to be creative, inclusive and collaborative in its programming. All of the organization's publications are distributed and promoted internationally. Promotion and outreach efforts also include author readings, discussion panels, lectures and classes conducted by staff. A commitment to quality, and a willingness to embrace or invent new models, has kept Graywolf at the forefront of the small press movement.

Graywolf Press was incorporated in 1984, and is considered one of the nation's leading nonprofit literary publishers. Graywolf Press is dedicated to the creation and promotion of contemporary literature. The organization serves literary writers and readers whose work and concerns are overlooked in other publishing environments. Graywolf strives to be creative, inclusive and collaborative in its programming. All of the organization's publications are distributed and promoted internationally. Promotion and outreach efforts also include author readings, discussion panels, lectures and classes conducted by staff. A commitment to quality, and a willingness to embrace or invent new models, has kept Graywolf at the forefront of the small press movement.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Graywolf Press on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Graywolf Press on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Graywolf Press (MN) 95.47 four stars
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Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CA) 88.12 three stars
GRIST (WA) 94.85 four stars
National Review Institute (NY) 91.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,037,602
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $117,675
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $224,998
Total Contributions $1,380,275
   Program Service Revenue $209,016
Total Primary Revenue $1,589,291
   Other Revenue $3,046,482
TOTAL REVENUE $4,635,773
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,383,016
   Administrative Expenses $261,091
   Fundraising Expenses $429,392
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,073,499
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $562,274
   
Net Assets $5,164,883

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
Production $1,742,134 51.5%
Promotion and Marketing Services $934,558 27.6%
Editorial Services $706,324 20.9%

Ratings History
Graywolf Press has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 95.47 four stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 96.66 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 92.74 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 92.74 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.48 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.20 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.98 four stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 94.64 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 93.54 four stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 88.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 92.99 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 86.24 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 85.82 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 88.83 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 97.92 four stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 87.23 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 91-1257237
Name in IRS Master File GRAYWOLF PRESS
NTEE Code A33
NTEE Classification Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (120) Publishing activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 July, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,000 3.73% Fiona McCrae Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Graywolf Press (MN) 95.47 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Graywolf Press
250 Third Avenue, N
Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55401
tel: (651) 641-0077
fax: (651) 641-0036
EIN: 91-1257237

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Board Leadership

Cathy Polasky
Chair

CEO

Fiona McCrae
Director and Publisher

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