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National Center for Law and Economic Justice

Advancing the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities

three stars

83.20

275 Seventh Avenue Suite 1506
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 633-6967   Web Site
EIN: 23-7311208

Board Leadership
Sandra D. Hauser
Chair

CEO
Marc Cohan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.20 three stars
  Financial 77.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) was founded in 1965, in the heyday of the civil rights movement. From the very start, NCLEJ joined with southern civil rights lawyers in landmark cases, worked with community-based organizations around the country, won ground breaking victories in the courts and committed resources to bring about legislative reform. NCLEJ's mission is to advance the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country. Specifically we work to: secure major reforms in the administration of a broad array of programs that promote economic security; eliminate unlawful patterns and practices that deny aid to eligible persons; promote policies that address barriers to employment; and much more.

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) was founded in 1965, in the heyday of the civil rights movement. From the very start, NCLEJ joined with southern civil rights lawyers in landmark cases, worked with community-based organizations around the country, won ground breaking victories in the courts and committed resources to bring about legislative reform. NCLEJ's mission is to advance the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country. Specifically we work to: secure major reforms in the administration of a broad array of programs that promote economic security; eliminate unlawful patterns and practices that deny aid to eligible persons; promote policies that address barriers to employment; and much more.

Financial

two stars

77.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Law and Economic Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Law and Economic Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 83.20 three stars
Prairie State Legal Services (IL) 93.00 four stars
Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) (NY) 86.20 three stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 90.04 four stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $605,661
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $470,380
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,076,041
   Program Service Revenue $842,190
Total Primary Revenue $1,918,231
   Other Revenue $-17,122
TOTAL REVENUE $1,901,109
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,462,162
   Administrative Expenses $272,869
   Fundraising Expenses $386,781
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,121,812
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-220,703
   
Net Assets $2,040,597

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
Ensuring Economic Security $894,575 61.2%
Enforcing Civil Rights of Low Income People $343,052 23.5%
Preserving Critical Health Care Coverage $224,535 15.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 11/01/2018 83.20 three stars
2016-12 10/01/2017 87.43 three stars
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.42 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 93.67 four stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 91.51 four stars
2013-12 02/01/2015 91.05 four stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 86.12 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 79.64 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.16 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.56 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 69.54 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 68.08 one star
2007-12 09/01/2009 74.74 two 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 23-7311208
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CENTER FOR LAW AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE INC
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
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
(59) Other school related activities
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 September, 1973
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$177,509 8.36% Marc Cohan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 83.20 three stars
Prairie State Legal Services (IL) 93.00 four stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 90.74 four stars
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 92.02 four stars
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (IL) 91.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Law and Economic Justice
275 Seventh Avenue
Suite 1506
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 633-6967
fax: (212) 633-6371
EIN: 23-7311208

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Board Leadership

Sandra D. Hauser
Chair

CEO

Marc Cohan
Executive Director

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