Zora Neale HurstonRichard Wright Foundation Hurston/Wright Foundation

Address
840 First Street NE Third Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Contact
Website: http://www.hurstonwright.org
Phone: +1 (202) 248-5051
Nonprofit
NTEE: W70 - Leadership Development
EIN: 52-1706969

Mission

To discover, develop and mentor writers of Black literature at every level of their development.
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Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameHurstonWright Foundation
Year of formation1990
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel    $7,099.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$20,000.00   $7,099.00
Number of employees0   0
Number of people compensated >$100k    0
Number of volunteers15   4
Personnel
Bailey, Kevin
Title    BOARD DIR
Name of key/compensated person    KEVIN BAILEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Davis, Crystal
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personCRYSTAL N DAVISCRYSTAL N DAVIS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Davis, Tinesha
Title    SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person    TINESHA DAVIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Golden, Marita
Title    PRESIDENT/CEO
Name of key/compensated person    MARITA GOLDEN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Hatter, Melanie
TitleInterim Board ChairSecretary   
Name of key/compensated personMELANIE HATTERMELANIE HATTER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Heard, Deborah
TitleExecutive DirectorExecutive Director   
Name of key/compensated personDEBORAH HEARDDEBORAH E HEARD   
Position of compensated person
Reportable compensation from org$20,000.00$18,370.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Hipkins, Audrey
TitleTreasurerTreasurer   
Name of key/compensated personAUDREY C HIPKINSAUDREY HIPKINS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Hopkinson, Natalie
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personNATALIE HOPKINSONNATALIE HOPKINSON   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Johnson, Mat
Title    BOARD DIR
Name of key/compensated person    MAT JOHNSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Jones, Diem
Title    BOARD DIR
Name of key/compensated person    DIEM JONES
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
McDonald, Lee
Title    TREASURER
Name of key/compensated person    LEE MCDONALD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Parker, Jacqueline
TitleBoard Member    
Name of key/compensated personJACQUELINE PARKER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Pratt, Martin
Title    BOARD DIR
Name of key/compensated person    MARTIN PRATT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Taylor, Darlene
Title Chairman   
Name of key/compensated person DARLENE TAYLOR   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Whettstone, David
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member   
Name of key/compensated personDAVID WHETTSTONEDAVID WHETTSTONE   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Williams, Elsie
Title    BOARD DIR
Name of key/compensated person    ELSIE WILLIAMS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo discover develop and honor the writers of Black literature at every level of their development   TO DISCOVER, DEVELOP AND HONOR READERS AND WRITERS OF BLACK LITERATURE AT EVERY LEVEL OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT.
Primary exempt purpose To develop and honor writers of Black literature   
Program service expenses, total$65,507.00$58,974.00  $25,374.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Public readings and programs are held in local libraries and bookstores and connect readers to a select group of prominent authors.
Program expenses$3,968.00    
Program descriptionPublic readings and programs are held in local libraries and bookstores and connect readers to a select group of prominent authors.    
THE PROGRAM AND SERVICES OF THE FOUNDATION CREATE NETWORKS, COMMUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONS THAT PRESERVE THE LEGACY AND ENSURES THE FUTURE OF BLACK WRITERS AND THE LITERATURE THEY PRODUCE.
Program expenses    $25,374.00
Program description    THE PROGRAM AND SERVICES OF THE FOUNDATION CREATE NETWORKS, COMMUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONS THAT PRESERVE THE LEGACY AND ENSURES THE FUTURE OF BLACK WRITERS AND THE LITERATURE THEY PRODUCE.
The Legacy Awards recognize and honor the best in Black literature through an annual juried competition. Independent judges vote on submissions in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry published that year. Undergraduate and graduate students submit unpublished work to be judged by award-winning authors. The annual ceremony is held the third Friday in October.
Program expenses$44,382.00    
Program descriptionThe Legacy Awards recognize and honor the best in Black literature through an annual juried competition. Independent judges vote on submissions in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry published that year. Undergraduate and graduate students submit unpublished work to be judged by award-winning authors. The annual ceremony is held the third Friday in October.    
The foundation provides multiple workshops to serve emerging and mid-career writers working in the genres of nonfiction, fiction and poetry. Participants receive intensive, professional instruction and feedback from renowned authors, journalists, agents and editors. More than a thousand writers have participated in workshops since the first session in 1996.
Program expenses$17,157.00    
Program descriptionThe foundation provides multiple workshops to serve emerging and mid-career writers working in the genres of nonfiction, fiction and poetry. Participants receive intensive, professional instruction and feedback from renowned authors, journalists, agents and editors. More than a thousand writers have participated in workshops since the first session in 1996.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$86,517.00$77,645.00  $38,892.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$27,794.00 $90,391.00$32,213.00$12,405.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$5,199.00   $6,000.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00   $0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$27,794.00   $12,405.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00   $0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00   $0.00
Program service revenue (total)$58,723.00 $51,661.00$9,373.00$26,487.00
Gross receipts$86,517.00   $38,892.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues    $200.00
Revenue from fundraising events    $1,170.00
Revenue from gov't grants    $3,250.00
Revenue from all other contributions$27,794.00   $7,785.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)    $0.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)    $0.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events    $0.00
Net inventory sales (total)    $0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$84,352.00   $36,409.00
Total functional expenses: program service $65,508.00   $24,290.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$18,844.00   $10,880.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00   $1,239.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)    $0.00
Legal fees (total)    $0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00   $0.00
General management fees (total)$36,851.00   $0.00
Investment management fees (total)    $0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$25,125.00$21,519.00$9,957.00$4,008.00$9,906.00
Total assets, beginning of year$17,761.00$15,099.00  $8,083.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$20,000.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year $0.00  $20,000.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$25,125.00    
Net assets$25,125.00$19,562.00  -$10,094.00
Net assets, beginning of year$17,761.00   -$11,917.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$25,125.00   $7,977.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$17,761.00   $4,821.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$2,165.00   $2,483.00
Advertising (total)$2,211.00   $1,165.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses    $20,000.00
Total net assets or fund balances$25,125.00   -$10,094.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization    $673.00
Payment to affiliates    $0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members6   9
Number of independent voting members6   8
Cash accountingTrueTrue   
Accrual accounting    True
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-01  2012-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990EZ  990
Date e-filing submitted2018-06-112017-09-12  2013-09-25
IRS schema version2017v2.22016v3.0  2012v2.1
Filing identifier201830679349300718201731399349200738  201302299349300605
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