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Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Justice for All

three stars

88.51

1125 Grand Boulevard Suite 1900
Kansas City, MO 64106
tel: (816) 474-6750   Web Site
EIN: 43-0824638

Board Leadership
Lisa A. Weixelman
President

CEO
Gregg Lombardi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.51 three stars
  Financial 88.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

88.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid of Western Missouri on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid of Western Missouri on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 88.51 three stars
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (IL) 90.78 four stars
Kentucky Bar Foundation (KY) 91.79 four stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 88.92 three stars

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Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMo) has been providing essential legal services to low-income citizens since 1964. LAWMo staff attorneys, paralegals and volunteers assist over 20,000 people each year with problems that seriously affect their ability to provide for themselves and their families. Priority is given to cases involving housing, employment, domestic abuse, immigration, consumer problems and public benefits. LAWMo clients are people who have nowhere else to turn, who without the legal assistance LAWMo can provide, would likely become homeless statistics or worse. LAWMo works to ensure there is equal access to justice for those without the ability to pay.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,870,596
   Federated Campaigns $3,195
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $53,107
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,277,969
Total Contributions $8,204,867
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,204,867
   Other Revenue $568,915
TOTAL REVENUE $8,773,782
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,383,487
   Administrative Expenses $978,421
   Fundraising Expenses $321,836
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,683,744
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $90,038
   
Net Assets $4,578,044

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
Free Legal Services $7,383,487 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 88.51 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.49 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 85.16 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 82.41 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 83.49 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 86.97 three 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 43-0824638
Name in IRS Master File LEGAL AID OF WESTERN MISSOURI
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 February, 1965
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$130,676 1.50% Gregg Lombardi Executive Director

Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMo) has been providing essential legal services to low-income citizens since 1964. LAWMo staff attorneys, paralegals and volunteers assist over 20,000 people each year with problems that seriously affect their ability to provide for themselves and their families. Priority is given to cases involving housing, employment, domestic abuse, immigration, consumer problems and public benefits. LAWMo clients are people who have nowhere else to turn, who without the legal assistance LAWMo can provide, would likely become homeless statistics or worse. LAWMo works to ensure there is equal access to justice for those without the ability to pay.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 88.51 three stars
Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Inc. (CLINIC) (MD) 93.50 four stars
Ayuda (DC) 89.48 three stars
International Senior Lawyers Corporation (NY) 86.93 three stars
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 91.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Legal Aid of Western Missouri
1125 Grand Boulevard
Suite 1900
Kansas City, MO 64106
tel: (816) 474-6750
fax: (816) 474-1578
EIN: 43-0824638

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Board Leadership

Lisa A. Weixelman
President

CEO

Gregg Lombardi
Executive Director

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