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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Pacific Justice Institute

Raising the torch of justice for our civil liberties

four stars

92.60

P.O. Box 276600 Sacramento, CA 95827
tel: (916) 857-6900   Web Site
EIN: 91-1823641

Board Leadership
Duane Doyle
Chairman

CEO
Brad Dacus
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.60 four stars
  Financial 90.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is a legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. PJI works diligently, without charge, to provide their clients with all the legal support they need. PJI's strategy is to coordinate and oversee large numbers of concurrent court actions through a network of over 1,000 affiliate attorneys nationwide. In addition, PJI offers the Legal Edge, a weekly radio commentary on religious liberty cases or issues in which PJI is currently involved. These commentaries serve both to inform and encourage the public, and the Christian community in particular, about the increasing battle to preserve First Amendment religious freedoms.

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is a legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. PJI works diligently, without charge, to provide their clients with all the legal support they need. PJI's strategy is to coordinate and oversee large numbers of concurrent court actions through a network of over 1,000 affiliate attorneys nationwide. In addition, PJI offers the Legal Edge, a weekly radio commentary on religious liberty cases or issues in which PJI is currently involved. These commentaries serve both to inform and encourage the public, and the Christian community in particular, about the increasing battle to preserve First Amendment religious freedoms.

Financial

four stars

90.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Justice Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Justice Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 92.60 four stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 99.34 four stars
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 94.96 four stars
National Urban League (NY) 88.27 three stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,083,063
   Federated Campaigns $2,552
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $-56,520
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,029,095
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,029,095
   Other Revenue $29,633
TOTAL REVENUE $2,058,728
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,500,332
   Administrative Expenses $240,355
   Fundraising Expenses $127,652
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,868,339
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $190,389
   
Net Assets $1,217,508

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
Free Legal Counsel $873,166 58.2%
Public Education $586,466 39.1%
Celebration of Justice $40,700 2.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 03/01/2018 92.60 four stars
2016-05 10/01/2017 88.62 three stars
2015-05 09/01/2016 82.98 three stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 76.35 two stars
2015-05 07/01/2016 73.79 two stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 87.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 07/01/2015 87.19 three stars
2013-05 04/01/2014 82.65 three stars
2012-05 02/01/2014 79.87 two stars
2012-05 12/01/2013 74.20 two stars
2012-05 08/01/2013 68.16 one star
2012-05 06/01/2013 56.88 one star
2010-05 12/20/2012 56.33 one star
2010-05 12/20/2012 56.33 one star
2009-05 09/20/2011 62.25 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/01/2010 87.96 three stars
2008-05 08/01/2009 85.43 three stars
2007-05 11/01/2008 79.50 two stars
2006-05 08/01/2007 81.93 three stars
2005-05 07/01/2006 84.57 three 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 91-1823641
Name in IRS Master File PACIFIC JUSTICE INSTITUTE
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 November, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 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
$145,006 7.76% Brad Dacus President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 92.60 four stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 90.81 four stars
Advancement Project (CA) 88.06 three stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 90.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pacific Justice Institute
P.O. Box 276600
Sacramento, CA 95827
tel: (916) 857-6900
fax: (916) 857-6902
EIN: 91-1823641

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Board Leadership

Duane Doyle
Chairman

CEO

Brad Dacus
President

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