EIN 91-1718383

Richard Hugo House

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
25
Year formed
1997
Most recent tax filings
2018-12
Description
Hugo House is a place where you can read words, hear words, and make your own words better. We provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers. eeennececee.

Program areas at Richard Hugo House

Classes:In 2016, Hugo House served 2218 students of all ages, providing 2225 classroom hours to our community of writers. In full this accounted for over 23,653 individual student hours in the classroom. Students took master classes and one-day seminars with local and visiting writers including Claire Vaye Watkins, Andrew Sean Greer, Rob Spillman, Jenny Zhang, Abby Erucht, Kevin Young Hoa Nguyen, Manuel Gonzales, Joshua Mohr, David Wagoner, Megan Kruse, E. Lockhart, Lidia Yuknavitch, Téa Obreht, Eduardo Corral, and many others. All of our experienced teachers are published authors and many have achieved national recognition for their work through competitive awards. Scribes summer writing camps give middle- and high-school students in-depth engagement with creative writing for two-week segments. Programming includes instruction from accomplished writers, field trips, writing activities craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers. In 2016 we gave $11,115 in scholarships attending our summer writing camps and $10,800 in scholarships for writing classes to adults, many of whom were retired, disabled unemployed, in transitional housing, or recent college grads. In addition, we offer a reqular class discount to members, seniors teachers, and high school and college students. ooo nc cece nee ee ener
Events:In 2016, 9.860 people attended events. We presented notable writers Elizabeth George, Susan Orlean, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Heidi Julavits, Anis Mojgani, Maggie Nelson, Alexander Chee, Jenny Offill, and many others. Audience ages range from seniors, and we program events with an intent to reach many demographic seqments, including communities of color LGBTQ, and other underserved groups. Of the 149 events we presented in 2016, 79% of them were free. In addition, we partnered with TeenTix make ticketed events affordable and gave out 323 free tickets to the public
Resources for Writers: Hugo House annually has two talented authors in our Writer-in:-Residence program, one in prose (fiction or nonfiction) and one in poetry. In 2016, the writers were Sonora Jha and Anastacia Tolbert. The writers have office space where they gan work on projects they have underway, and they also offer free writing consultations to members of the public. Writers-in Residence typically serve two-year terms. To support the development of emerging writers, Made at Hugo House fellowships provide education opportunities, space to work, free access to events, consultations with writers and publishing professionals, as well as a of community through participation in the annual cohort. Hugo House has manuscript consultants available to give writers on-one guidance for their works in progress or suggestions on shaping their writing career. We offer field trips for teens, schoo groups, and organizations. Youth instructors receive teaching stipends for the field trips, free youth classes, and weekly drop-in writing circles they help Organize

Form 990s for Richard Hugo House

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-122020-06-04990View PDF
2017-122018-09-17990View PDF
2016-122017-10-17990View PDF
2014-122015-08-31990View PDF
2013-122014-09-12990View PDF
...and 3 more Form 990s

Who funds Richard Hugo House

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Raynier Institute and FoundationHugo House Capital Campaign To Help Provide An Exceptional Home Where Words and Creativity Are Revered, Nurtured, Wrestled With and Brought To Life.$657,000
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...and 14 more grants received

Financials for Richard Hugo House

RevenuesFYE 12/2018
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,649,516
Program services$776,317
Investment income and dividends$2,029
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$90
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-2,762
Net income from fundraising events$-21,195
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$9,249
Miscellaneous revenues$7,000
Total revenues$5,420,244

Personnel at Richard Hugo House

NameTitleCompensation
Tree SwensonExecutive Director$0
Dick GemperlePresident$0
Victoria MabusSecretary , Resigned$0
 Subscribe to viewVice President$0
 Subscribe to viewTreasurer$0
...and 2 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$5,420,244
2018
Yearly growth
106.1%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$1,577,358
2018
Yearly growth
25%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$7,716,753
2018
Yearly growth
153.1%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
25
2017
Yearly growth
-7.4%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
1634 11TH Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
IRS details
EIN
91-1718383
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1997
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A70: Humanities Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent