Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program

The hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia

four stars

95.59

1500 Walnut Street Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 523-9550   Web Site
EIN: 23-2210390

Board Leadership
Alex Braden
President

CEO
Sophie Bryan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.59 four stars
  Financial 95.23 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1981, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) provides legal services for low-income residents and families facing civil legal problems that threaten their basic human needs - shelter, employment, financial stability, education and health. Through its volunteers and staff, VIP serves more than 1,000 individuals and families yearly who could not otherwise afford attorneys and whose cases could or would not be handled by other public interest organizations. VIP handles any civil matter that is non-fee generating and for which there is no right to counsel. Our caseload includes: child support, employment/wage claims, tax issues, disability, landlord/tenant appeals, public housing evictions, probate, tangled title, consumer debt, litigation defense, child custody, adoption/guardianship, special education and school discipline, name change and immigration issues.

Founded in 1981, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) provides legal services for low-income residents and families facing civil legal problems that threaten their basic human needs - shelter, employment, financial stability, education and health. Through its volunteers and staff, VIP serves more than 1,000 individuals and families yearly who could not otherwise afford attorneys and whose cases could or would not be handled by other public interest organizations. VIP handles any civil matter that is non-fee generating and for which there is no right to counsel. Our caseload includes: child support, employment/wage claims, tax issues, disability, landlord/tenant appeals, public housing evictions, probate, tangled title, consumer debt, litigation defense, child custody, adoption/guardianship, special education and school discipline, name change and immigration issues.

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Financial

four stars

95.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $998,727
   Federated Campaigns $37,408
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $49,395
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $142,123
Total Contributions $1,227,653
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,227,653
   Other Revenue $-1,485
TOTAL REVENUE $1,226,168
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,030,809
   Administrative Expenses $147,099
   Fundraising Expenses $134,858
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,312,766
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-86,598
   
Net Assets $1,251,344

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,599 4.99% Sophie Bryan Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$45,000 3.42% Elaine Petrossian Interim Executive Director
$18,680 1.42% Sara Woods Former Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1981, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) provides legal services for low-income residents and families facing civil legal problems that threaten their basic human needs - shelter, employment, financial stability, education and health. Through its volunteers and staff, VIP serves more than 1,000 individuals and families yearly who could not otherwise afford attorneys and whose cases could or would not be handled by other public interest organizations. VIP handles any civil matter that is non-fee generating and for which there is no right to counsel. Our caseload includes: child support, employment/wage claims, tax issues, disability, landlord/tenant appeals, public housing evictions, probate, tangled title, consumer debt, litigation defense, child custody, adoption/guardianship, special education and school discipline, name change and immigration issues.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 95.59 four stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.14 three stars
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center (DC) 93.74 four stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 90.74 four stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 94.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 523-9550
fax: (215) 564-0845
EIN: 23-2210390

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Board Leadership

Alex Braden
President

CEO

Sophie Bryan
Executive Director