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Yuchi Language Project

Sapulpa, OK   |  https://www.yuchilanguage.org/

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Yuchi Language Project

EIN: 45-3975380


Mission

To keep alive the rich heritage of the Yuchi people by creating new young speakers of our unique language through breath-to-breath immersion methods with master speakers and children.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Richard Grounds

Project Administrator

Halay Turning Heart

Main address

PO Box 1204

Sapulpa, OK 74067 USA

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EIN

45-3975380

Subject area info

Cultural awareness

Languages

Environmental justice

Traditional medicine and healing

Livestock and ranching

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Parents

Indigenous peoples

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Yuchi Language Project

The Yuchi Language Project’s transformative vision is to restore the vitality of the Yuchi language and create a sustainable language community where the fullness of the Yuchi worldview can thrive for future generations.
Over the last 26 years, the Yuchi Language Project non-profit has been nurturing breath-to-breath language learning habitats to produce new cohorts of Yuchi speakers. We are excited to report that for the first time in nearly 100 years, parents are raising their babies solely in Yuchi and children are once again speaking Yuchi as their first language!
Our holistic approach to revitalizing the Yuchi language and promoting community wellness consists of four key strategies: Yuchi Immersion School, Community Language Programs, Land-based Lifeways, and Indigenous Language Advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Families
Parents
Adults
Children and youth

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Financials

Yuchi Language Project
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

11.12

Average of 27.27 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.5

Average of 1.6 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9%

Average of 8% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Yuchi Language Project

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Yuchi Language Project

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2012 2013 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $5 -$36 $66,968 $20,422 $81,954
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0% 26.3% 5.9% 13.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $5 -$36 $65,395 $17,516 $79,048
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0% 25.5% 5.0% 13.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $351,806 $371,093 $318,158 $351,517 $664,422
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 5.5% 0.0% 10.5% 89.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.1%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 91.1% 100.5% 81.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $298,558 $253,664 $254,594 $347,783 $603,603
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -15.0% 0.0% 36.6% 73.6%
Personnel 70.6% 76.6% 52.4% 61.0% 55.6%
Professional fees 4.5% 5.5% 15.1% 1.1% 5.9%
Occupancy 9.3% 8.5% 11.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 15.6% 9.4% 21.2% 25.8% 29.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2012 2013 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $298,558 $253,664 $256,167 $350,689 $606,509
One month of savings $24,880 $21,139 $21,216 $28,982 $50,300
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $8,718 $5,721 $30,492
Total full costs (estimated) $323,438 $274,803 $286,101 $385,392 $687,301

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2012 2013 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 2.2 8.1 0.4 0.9 1.5
Months of cash and investments 2.2 8.1 0.4 0.9 1.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.1 1.7
Balance sheet composition info 2012 2013 2017 2018 2019
Cash $54,558 $171,884 $8,826 $24,893 $74,607
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $8,718 $14,439 $44,931
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 18.0% 31.0% 16.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.2% 0.6% 22.3% 16.7% 5.2%
Unrestricted net assets $119 $83 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $53,243 $170,708 $0 $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $53,243 $170,708 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $53,362 $170,791 $24,722 $42,238 $121,286

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Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
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Executive Director

Richard Grounds

Richard A. Grounds, Ph. D., has worked with Yuchi Elders to create new young speakers over the last 25 years. After completing his Ph.D. in the History of Religions at Princeton Theological Seminary, he taught at St. Olaf College and in the Anthropology Department at the University of Tulsa. Under his leadership, the Yuchi Language Project was recognized as the Outstanding Host for 2017 by the Tula Global Alliance for working with numerous international visitors over the years sponsored by the U.S. State Department, including Uighurs, Taiwanese, Mongolians, Brazilians, Indonesians, among numerous others.

Project Administrator

Halay Turning Heart

h@lA (Halay) Turning Heart is the Project Administrator for the Yuchi Language Proj ct. h@lA holds a Linguistics degree from Dartmouth College and attended the University of Auckland-New Zealand and Charles University in Prague. She has served her Yuchi people for over ten years as a language educator and established shtahaê Ô’wAdAnA Yuchi immersion school in 2018. She has been learning to speak Yuchi from her elders since childhood and is now raising her three young children solely in the Yuchi language. She mentors other parents in decolonizing their home language and reclaiming Indigenous lifeways.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Yuchi Language Project

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Yuchi Language Project

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2023
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Board chair

Dr. Negiel Bigpond

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Female, Not transgender
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