Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Western Center on Law & Poverty

Fighting for justice for all Californians

three stars

87.04

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 87.04 three stars
  Financial 81.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

three stars

81.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
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 $1,428,939
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $744,332
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $395,912
Total Contributions $2,569,183
   Program Service Revenue $167,093
Total Primary Revenue $2,736,276
   Other Revenue $61,443
TOTAL REVENUE $2,797,719
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,818,372
   Administrative Expenses $511,916
   Fundraising Expenses $409,206
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,739,494
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-941,775
   
Net Assets $1,253,399

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,072 3.18% Paul Tepper Executive Director, President
Other Salaries of Note
$123,840 3.31% Richard Rothschild Director of Litigation
$122,418 3.27% Sherri Martinez Managing Attorney
None reported -- Elizabeth Landsberg Managing Attorney

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