Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Western Center on Law & Poverty

Fighting for justice for all Californians

three stars

89.44

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 89.44 three stars
  Financial 85.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

three stars

85.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.1%
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 $1,870,085
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $648,299
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $455,017
Total Contributions $2,973,401
   Program Service Revenue $562,869
Total Primary Revenue $3,536,270
   Other Revenue $50,911
TOTAL REVENUE $3,587,181
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,228,975
   Administrative Expenses $348,797
   Fundraising Expenses $400,627
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,978,399
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-391,218
   
Net Assets $1,843,691

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,286 4.07% 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