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Human Services : Social Services

Latin American Association

Helping Latino individuals and families across Georgia adapt, integrate, and thrive

four stars

91.58

2750 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30324
tel: (404) 638-1800   Web Site
EIN: 58-1237316

Board Leadership
Susana Chávez
Chair

CEO
Santiago Marquez
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.58 four stars
  Financial 88.79 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1972, Latin American Association (LAA) serves more than 50,000 individuals annually. Our goal is to help Latinos adapt, integrate, and thrive across Georgia. LAA's mission is to help Latino individuals and families achieve their aspirations for academic, social and economic advancement. Today, as the leading service provider for Latin Americans in metro Atlanta, the LAA offers a range of programs that guide Latinos with solutions to address their basic needs and provide them with the information and skills necessary to achieve their fullest potential. We aim to increase family stability, build skills, promote the development of Latino individuals, families and youth, and promote community involvement.

Established in 1972, Latin American Association (LAA) serves more than 50,000 individuals annually. Our goal is to help Latinos adapt, integrate, and thrive across Georgia. LAA's mission is to help Latino individuals and families achieve their aspirations for academic, social and economic advancement. Today, as the leading service provider for Latin Americans in metro Atlanta, the LAA offers a range of programs that guide Latinos with solutions to address their basic needs and provide them with the information and skills necessary to achieve their fullest potential. We aim to increase family stability, build skills, promote the development of Latino individuals, families and youth, and promote community involvement.

Financial

three stars

88.79

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Latin American Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Latin American Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don't have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Latin American Association (GA) 91.58 four stars
Texas Muslim Women's Foundation (TX) 91.23 four stars
Women's Way (PA) 91.35 four stars
The Women's Center, Virginia (VA) 86.40 three stars
Hispanic Federation (NY) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $939,587
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $627,848
Total Contributions $1,567,435
   Program Service Revenue $841,344
Total Primary Revenue $2,408,779
   Other Revenue $1,235,240
TOTAL REVENUE $3,644,019
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,758,560
   Administrative Expenses $154,096
   Fundraising Expenses $565,700
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,478,356
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-834,337
   
Net Assets $9,564,622

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
Social and Legal Services $3,758,560 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.58 four stars
2019-06 09/01/2020 88.89 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.38 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.05 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.47 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 89.21 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.40 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 77.73 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 74.18 two stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.17 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.54 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 62.11 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 71.21 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 75.10 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 78.84 two stars
2005-06 02/01/2007 87.71 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 58-1237316
Name in IRS Master File LATIN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code P84
NTEE Classification Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 April, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,001 2.56% Anibal Torres Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Latin American Association (GA) 91.58 four stars
New American Pathways (GA) 86.39 three stars
Texas Muslim Women's Foundation (TX) 91.23 four stars
The Women's Center, Virginia (VA) 86.40 three stars
Hispanic Federation (NY) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30324
tel: (404) 638-1800
fax: (404) 638-1806
EIN: 58-1237316

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Board Leadership

Susana Chávez
Chair

CEO

Santiago Marquez
Chief Executive Officer

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