Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Making Justice Real

four stars

99.46

1331 H Street, NW Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 628-1161   Web Site
EIN: 53-0196600

Board Leadership
David Dantzic
President

CEO
Eric Angel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.46 four stars
  Financial 99.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed in 1932 to provide civil legal aid to individuals, families and communities in the District who could not otherwise afford to hire a lawyer. For more than 86 years, Legal Aid has helped tens of thousands of District residents obtain meaningful access to justice. Legal Aid is the law firm for clients who cannot afford a lawyer. Our staff and volunteers work each day in making the justice system work. Each year, with the support of the legal community, we extend our reach further and work harder to make justice meaningful for everyone.

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed in 1932 to provide civil legal aid to individuals, families and communities in the District who could not otherwise afford to hire a lawyer. For more than 86 years, Legal Aid has helped tens of thousands of District residents obtain meaningful access to justice. Legal Aid is the law firm for clients who cannot afford a lawyer. Our staff and volunteers work each day in making the justice system work. Each year, with the support of the legal community, we extend our reach further and work harder to make justice meaningful for everyone.

Financial

four stars

99.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,814,032
   Federated Campaigns $4,003
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,110,628
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $323,480
Total Contributions $8,252,143
   Program Service Revenue $109,791
Total Primary Revenue $8,361,934
   Other Revenue $-1,642
TOTAL REVENUE $8,360,292
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,669,531
   Administrative Expenses $459,750
   Fundraising Expenses $465,502
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,594,783
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,765,509
   
Net Assets $5,968,977

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,085 3.14% Eric Angel Executive Director

Mission

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed in 1932 to provide civil legal aid to individuals, families and communities in the District who could not otherwise afford to hire a lawyer. For more than 86 years, Legal Aid has helped tens of thousands of District residents obtain meaningful access to justice. Legal Aid is the law firm for clients who cannot afford a lawyer. Our staff and volunteers work each day in making the justice system work. Each year, with the support of the legal community, we extend our reach further and work harder to make justice meaningful for everyone.

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Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 99.46 four stars
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Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 85.63 three stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 86.67 three stars
Legal Services for Children (CA) 89.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 628-1161
fax: (202) 727-2132
EIN: 53-0196600

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Board Leadership

David Dantzic
President

CEO

Eric Angel
Executive Director