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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Mississippi Center for Justice

advancing racial and economic justice

four stars

91.45

5 Old River Place Suite 203
Jackson, MS 39215
tel: (601) 352-2269   Web Site
EIN: 13-4203234

Board Leadership
La'Verne Edney
Chair

CEO
Reilly Morse
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 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

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mississippi Center for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mississippi Center for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mississippi Center for Justice (MS) 91.45 four stars
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 94.42 four stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 87.69 three stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 90.27 four stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 86.14 three stars

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The Mississippi Center for Justice opened its doors in 2003, giving Mississippi a critical capacity for social change: a home grown, non-profit public interest law firm that pursues racial and economic justice through advocacy for systemic change. The Mississippi Center for Justice carries out its mission through a community lawyering approach that advances specific social justice campaigns in partnership with national and local organizations and community leaders. The Mississippi Center for Justice has three offices in Mississippi, located in Jackson, Indianola and Biloxi. Staffed by a team of attorneys, advocates and others, the Mississippi Center for Justice is dedicated to developing policies and strategies that combat discrimination and poverty throughout Mississippi. The Center engages the services of pro bono attorneys from across the United States.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,393,260
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $326,753
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,720,013
   Program Service Revenue $244,945
Total Primary Revenue $3,964,958
   Other Revenue $2,016
TOTAL REVENUE $3,966,974
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,809,302
   Administrative Expenses $290,265
   Fundraising Expenses $416,615
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,516,182
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-549,208
   
Net Assets $2,974,131

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
Consumer Protection $978,354 25.7%
Education Statewide $707,140 18.6%
Disaster Response $624,008 16.4%

Ratings History
Mississippi Center for Justice has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 91.86 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 94.48 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 94.98 four stars
2010-12 12/20/2012 91.22 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 13-4203234
Name in IRS Master File MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 December, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,500 3.75% Joseph Reilly Morse President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$201,187 4.45% Martha J. Bergmark Former President

The Mississippi Center for Justice opened its doors in 2003, giving Mississippi a critical capacity for social change: a home grown, non-profit public interest law firm that pursues racial and economic justice through advocacy for systemic change. The Mississippi Center for Justice carries out its mission through a community lawyering approach that advances specific social justice campaigns in partnership with national and local organizations and community leaders. The Mississippi Center for Justice has three offices in Mississippi, located in Jackson, Indianola and Biloxi. Staffed by a team of attorneys, advocates and others, the Mississippi Center for Justice is dedicated to developing policies and strategies that combat discrimination and poverty throughout Mississippi. The Center engages the services of pro bono attorneys from across the United States.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mississippi Center for Justice (MS) 91.45 four stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 86.50 three stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 86.14 three stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 87.62 three stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mississippi Center for Justice
5 Old River Place
Suite 203
Jackson, MS 39215
tel: (601) 352-2269
fax: (601) 352-4769
EIN: 13-4203234

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1023
Jackson, MS 39215

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Board Leadership

La'Verne Edney
Chair

CEO

Reilly Morse
President and CEO

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