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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Center for Law and Economic Justice

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

94.42

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

Board Leadership
Jennifer Selendy
Chair

CEO
Marc Cohan
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.42
  Financial 92.11
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

92.11

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 94.42
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 89.82
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 91.10
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 88.81
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 86.71

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $548,578
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $703,724
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $70,000
Total Contributions $1,322,302
   Program Service Revenue $736,592
Total Primary Revenue $2,058,894
   Other Revenue $-47,444
TOTAL REVENUE $2,011,450
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,434,139
   Administrative Expenses $257,471
   Fundraising Expenses $315,603
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,007,213
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,237
   
Net Assets $2,283,314

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
Basic Support For Needy $785,084 54.7%
Enforcing Civil Rights of Low Income People $364,569 25.4%
Preserving Critical Health Care Coverage $284,486 19.8%

Ratings History
National Center for Law and Economic Justice has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.42
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.77
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 93.67
2013-12 03/01/2015 91.51
2013-12 02/01/2015 91.05
2012-12 11/01/2013 86.12
2011-12 12/01/2012 79.64
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.16
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.56
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 69.54
2008-12 05/01/2010 68.08
2007-12 09/01/2009 74.74

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
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,594 8.69% Maragrita Rosa Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 94.42
Legal Services for Children (CA) 87.42
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 86.14
Transgender Law Center (CA) 90.49
Education Law Center (NJ) 87.38

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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

Jennifer Selendy
Chair

CEO

Marc Cohan
Executive Director

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