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The Poetry Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. We post our audited financial statements and tax returns to the site as they become available. Typically, the financial statement for each year is posted the summer of the following year, while the 990-PF is available in the fall of the following year.


Click the link below to download the Foundation’s most recent audited financial report.

2021 Audited Financial Statement (PDF)


The 990-PF is the tax return that private foundations must file each year with the Internal Revenue Service. It provides financial information about the Foundation's assets, investments, expenses, and prizes awarded for the year. If you have questions or would like more information about how to interpret this document, please contact our Vice President of Finance and Administration, Lawrence T. Mangan, at (312) 787-7070.

990-PF (PDF).