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Letterform Archive

Letterform Archive

San Francisco, CA 94107
Tax ID46-5519311

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About this organization






To share the joy of letters with design-curious people.


Established in 2015, Letterform Archive is a San Francisco nonprofit center for inspiration, education, and community. As a library and museum, we preserve over 100,000 artifacts of calligraphy, lettering, typography, and graphic design, and provide radical access to the collection through exhibitions, publications, hands-on tours, and the Online Archive. We also offer a yearlong certificate program in type design, accompanied by public workshops, lectures, and salons on the letter arts, both in-person and online.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

According to the filing, the non-profit's mission is “To inspire and educate designers, students and admirers of graphic design, letters, typography and calligraphy.”.

When referring to its actions, they were described as: “To inspire and educate designers, students and admirers of graphic design, letters, typography and calligraphy.”.

  • According to the law, the state of operation reported by the non-profit is CA.
  • As per the filing, the address of the non-profit for 2020 is 1001 Mariposa Street 307, San Francisco, CA, 94107.
  • According to their form, the non-profit as of 2020 has a total of 18 employees.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Collects art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $232,718.
  • The CEO compensation plan of the organization is determined by an independent party's review and approval.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 4 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2014.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization pays $712,569 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $70,940 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.

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