Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Pacific Justice Institute

Raising the torch of justice for our civil liberties

four stars

96.88

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

Board Leadership
Al Larson
Chair

CEO
Brad Dacus
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.88 four stars
  Financial 96.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

four stars

96.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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 $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,316,130
   Federated Campaigns $1,743
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $43,481
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,361,354
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,361,354
   Other Revenue $4,164
TOTAL REVENUE $3,365,518
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,292,105
   Administrative Expenses $283,397
   Fundraising Expenses $117,037
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,692,539
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $672,979
   
Net Assets $2,133,805

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,064 6.72% Brad Dacus President

Mission

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.

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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

Al Larson
Chair

CEO

Brad Dacus
President