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Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Protecting and advancing the rights of adults and children with mental disabilities

three stars

83.65

1090 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 220
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 467-5730   Web Site
EIN: 23-7268143

Board Leadership
Eve Hill
Chair

CEO
Holly O'Donnell
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.65 three stars
  Financial 79.67 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Bazelon Center was founded in 1972 and envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities.

The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Bazelon Center was founded in 1972 and envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities.

Financial

two stars

79.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth -14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 83.65 three stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.43 three stars
Gulfcoast Legal Services (FL) 91.85 four stars
RAICES (TX) 86.56 three stars
Legal Aid at Work (CA) 90.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $56,773
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $503,117
Total Contributions $559,890
   Program Service Revenue $636,813
Total Primary Revenue $1,196,703
   Other Revenue $379,511
TOTAL REVENUE $1,576,214
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,465,931
   Administrative Expenses $540,978
   Fundraising Expenses $201,258
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,208,167
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-631,953
   
Net Assets $3,596,060

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
Public System Accountability $776,685 53.0%
Promoting Self Determination $599,750 40.9%
Ensuring Access to Opportunity $82,411 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/01/2020 86.62 three stars
2018-09 12/01/2020 86.62 three stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 88.22 three stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 90.02 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 89.48 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 88.51 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 87.19 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 90.64 four 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 23-7268143
Name in IRS Master File JUDGE DAVID L BAZELON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (531) Medical care service
(559) Other matters
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 May, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,003 7.92% Holly O'Donnell CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$177,092 8.01% Jennifer Mathis Director of Policy

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 83.65 three stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 88.30 three stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.17 four stars
Institute for Free Speech (DC) 97.68 four stars
Public Justice Center (MD) 94.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 220
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 467-5730
EIN: 23-7268143

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Board Leadership

Eve Hill
Chair

CEO

Holly O'Donnell
CEO

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