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Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Justice for All

three stars

88.08

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

Board Leadership
Blake Heath
President

CEO
Joseph Dandurand
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.08 three stars
  Financial 87.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

87.23

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
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) 88.08 three stars
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (CA) 95.61 four stars
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ME) 92.02 four stars
Administer Justice (IL) 86.67 three stars
Institute for Free Speech (DC) 97.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,703,668
   Federated Campaigns $1,427
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $70,667
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,426,892
Total Contributions $10,202,654
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,202,654
   Other Revenue $96,566
TOTAL REVENUE $10,299,220
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,903,163
   Administrative Expenses $1,040,223
   Fundraising Expenses $371,187
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,314,573
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $984,647
   
Net Assets $4,877,313

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 $7,903,163 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 88.08 three stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 86.16 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 85.86 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,103 1.49% Joseph Dandurand Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 88.08 three stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 91.19 four stars
Public Justice Foundation (DC) 86.59 three stars
CARPLS (IL) 94.39 four stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.43 three 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

Blake Heath
President

CEO

Joseph Dandurand
Executive Director

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