Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Western Center on Law & Poverty

Fighting for justice for all Californians

four stars

90.84

3701 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (213) 487-7211   Web Site
EIN: 95-2897721

Board Leadership
Dave Elson & Grace Carter
Co Chairs

CEO
Paul Tepper
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.84 four stars
  Financial 87.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 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

three stars

87.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Center on Law & Poverty on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Western Center on Law & Poverty on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,144,632
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $98,852
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $471,743
Total Contributions $2,715,227
   Program Service Revenue $1,840,506
Total Primary Revenue $4,555,733
   Other Revenue $126,291
TOTAL REVENUE $4,682,024
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,807,454
   Administrative Expenses $467,247
   Fundraising Expenses $426,189
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,700,890
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $981,134
   
Net Assets $2,216,827

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,938 4.18% Paul Tepper Executive Director, President

Mission

Western Center on Law & Poverty leads the fight in the court, counties and capital to secure housing, healthcare and a strong safety net for low-income Californians. Western Center opened its doors in 1967 in the midst of the nation's "War on Poverty" as a joint legal clinic of USC, UCLA, and Loyola Law Schools. In 1996, Congress cut off federal financial support for programs like Western Center. Today Western Center's cutting edge advocacy, litigation and educational work are supported by private donations, foundation grants, and attorney fee awards. Western Center receives no federal funding.

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Charity Contact Info

Western Center on Law & Poverty
3701 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (213) 487-7211
fax: (213) 487-0242
EIN: 95-2897721

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Board Leadership

Dave Elson & Grace Carter
Co Chairs

CEO

Paul Tepper
Executive Director

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