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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

four stars

92.02

1145 Wilshire Boulevard 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 977-7500   Web Site
EIN: 95-3854152

Board Leadership
Nita Song
Board Chair

CEO
Steward Kwoh
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice - LA is based in downtown Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Orange County and Sacramento.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice - LA is based in downtown Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Orange County and Sacramento.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.02 four stars
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (CA) 87.78 three stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 87.17 three stars
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (DC) 91.16 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 91.65 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,252,450
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $696,185
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,325,457
Total Contributions $12,274,092
   Program Service Revenue $574,991
Total Primary Revenue $12,849,083
   Other Revenue $306,959
TOTAL REVENUE $13,156,042
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,940,619
   Administrative Expenses $1,069,582
   Fundraising Expenses $823,496
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,833,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-677,655
   
Net Assets $15,542,758

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Advocacy $5,020,576 42.0%
Legal Services $3,515,653 29.4%
Community Leadership Development $957,275 8.0%

Ratings History
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.02 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 92.22 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-3854152
Name in IRS Master File ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE LOS ANGELES
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,587 1.52% Stewart Kwoh President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.02 four stars
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 88.92 three stars
NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation (VA) 98.23 four stars
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (DC) 91.90 four stars
National Low Income Housing Coalition (DC) 91.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Boulevard
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 977-7500
EIN: 95-3854152

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Board Leadership

Nita Song
Board Chair

CEO

Steward Kwoh
President, Executive Director

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