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Milkweed Editions

An independent publisher of literature

four stars

90.53

1011 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (612) 332-3192   Web Site
EIN: 41-1365177

Board Leadership
Chris Malecek
Chair

CEO
Daniel Slager
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.53 four stars
  Financial 88.59 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1980, Milkweed Editions is an independent book publisher. Our mission is to identify, nurture and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it. As a nonprofit organization, Milkweed Editions depends on the generosity of institutions and individuals, in addition to revenue generated by sales of the books we publish. In an increasingly consolidated book business, this support allows us to select and publish books on the basis of their literary quality and transformative potential.

Founded in 1980, Milkweed Editions is an independent book publisher. Our mission is to identify, nurture and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it. As a nonprofit organization, Milkweed Editions depends on the generosity of institutions and individuals, in addition to revenue generated by sales of the books we publish. In an increasingly consolidated book business, this support allows us to select and publish books on the basis of their literary quality and transformative potential.

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Financial

three stars

88.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 19.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milkweed Editions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milkweed Editions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milkweed Editions (MN) 90.53 four stars
GRIST (WA) 88.73 three stars
Common Sense Media (CA) 89.84 three stars
Commentary (NY) 86.54 three stars
Graywolf Press (MN) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $625,313
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $99,364
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $208,497
Total Contributions $933,174
   Program Service Revenue $1,523,929
Total Primary Revenue $2,457,103
   Other Revenue $27,050
TOTAL REVENUE $2,484,153
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,958,280
   Administrative Expenses $175,486
   Fundraising Expenses $256,626
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,390,392
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $93,761
   
Net Assets $1,881,036

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
Book Production $1,303,034 66.5%
Outreach $366,178 18.7%
Editorial $289,068 14.8%

Ratings History
Milkweed Editions has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 90.53 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.88 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 91.05 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 89.52 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 79.73 two stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 87.10 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 81.49 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 83.55 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 41-1365177
Name in IRS Master File MILKWEED EDITIONS INC
NTEE Code A76
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 (120) Publishing activities
(92) Literary activities
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 February, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,904 5.97% Daniel Slager CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milkweed Editions (MN) 90.53 four stars
Resource Media (CA) 86.43 three stars
Commentary (NY) 86.54 three stars
National Review Institute (NY) 92.21 four stars
Center for Investigative Reporting (CA) 86.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
tel: (612) 332-3192
fax: (612) 215-2550
EIN: 41-1365177

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Board Leadership

Chris Malecek
Chair

CEO

Daniel Slager
Chief Executive Officer

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