Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Consumer Law Center

Protecting vulnerable consumers and promoting marketplace justice

four stars

92.47

Seven Winthrop Square Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 542-8010   Web Site
EIN: 04-2488502

Board Leadership
Michael Ferry
President

CEO
Richard Dubois
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.47 four stars
  Financial 89.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers use powerful and complex consumer laws on behalf of low-income and vulnerable Americans seeking economic justice. In addition to disadvantaged consumers everywhere, we devote special attention to the problems of immigrants, vulnerable elders, homeowners, former welfare recipients, victims of domestic violence, military personnel, and others. NCLC also provides support on issues involving consumer fraud, debt collection, consumer finance, energy assistance programs, predatory lending, and sustainable home ownership programs.

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers use powerful and complex consumer laws on behalf of low-income and vulnerable Americans seeking economic justice. In addition to disadvantaged consumers everywhere, we devote special attention to the problems of immigrants, vulnerable elders, homeowners, former welfare recipients, victims of domestic violence, military personnel, and others. NCLC also provides support on issues involving consumer fraud, debt collection, consumer finance, energy assistance programs, predatory lending, and sustainable home ownership programs.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people trained
1,061
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.43
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Consumer Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Consumer Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,161,482
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $75,753
Total Contributions $3,237,235
   Program Service Revenue $8,550,241
Total Primary Revenue $11,787,476
   Other Revenue $1,791,267
TOTAL REVENUE $13,578,743
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,281,645
   Administrative Expenses $1,159,915
   Fundraising Expenses $606,502
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,048,062
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,530,681
   
Net Assets $29,182,452

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,715 1.88% Richard Dubois Executive Director

Mission

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers use powerful and complex consumer laws on behalf of low-income and vulnerable Americans seeking economic justice. In addition to disadvantaged consumers everywhere, we devote special attention to the problems of immigrants, vulnerable elders, homeowners, former welfare recipients, victims of domestic violence, military personnel, and others. NCLC also provides support on issues involving consumer fraud, debt collection, consumer finance, energy assistance programs, predatory lending, and sustainable home ownership programs.

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Charity Contact Info

National Consumer Law Center
Seven Winthrop Square
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 542-8010
fax: (617) 542-8028
EIN: 04-2488502

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Board Leadership

Michael Ferry
President

CEO

Richard Dubois
Executive Director