Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Mississippi Center for Justice

advancing racial and economic justice

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three stars

87.55

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 87.55 three stars
  Financial 86.27 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

86.27

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth -7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $916,032
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $303,202
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,470,050
Total Contributions $3,689,284
   Program Service Revenue $65,175
Total Primary Revenue $3,754,459
   Other Revenue $19,909
TOTAL REVENUE $3,774,368
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,046,432
   Administrative Expenses $405,540
   Fundraising Expenses $377,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,829,032
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-54,664
   
Net Assets $2,790,058

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,813 4.69% Joseph R. Morse President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$205,125 5.35% Martha Bergmark Founder

Mission

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.

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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