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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Youth Law Center

standing up for children at risk

three stars

88.30

832 Folsom Street Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 543-3379   Web Site
EIN: 94-1715280

Board Leadership
Joy Singleton
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Rodriguez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.30 three stars
  Financial 83.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Youth Law Center is a public interest law firm that works to protect children in the nation's foster care and justice systems from abuse and neglect, and to ensure that they receive the necessary support and services to become healthy and productive adults. Since 1978, our lawyers have worked across the United States to reduce the use of out-of-home care and incarceration; ensure safe and humane conditions in out-of home placements; keep children out of adult jails; and secure equitable treatment for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

The Youth Law Center is a public interest law firm that works to protect children in the nation's foster care and justice systems from abuse and neglect, and to ensure that they receive the necessary support and services to become healthy and productive adults. Since 1978, our lawyers have worked across the United States to reduce the use of out-of-home care and incarceration; ensure safe and humane conditions in out-of home placements; keep children out of adult jails; and secure equitable treatment for children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Financial

three stars

83.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Law Center (CA) 88.30 three stars
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (CA) 95.61 four stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 92.20 four stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center (DC) 91.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,186,589
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,432
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,214,021
   Program Service Revenue $1,183,434
Total Primary Revenue $2,397,455
   Other Revenue $1,592
TOTAL REVENUE $2,399,047
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,903,679
   Administrative Expenses $280,983
   Fundraising Expenses $48,562
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,233,224
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $165,823
   
Net Assets $1,851,805

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
Foster Care Recruitment and Retention Project $1,101,978 57.9%
Addressing Youth Legal Needs $456,409 24.0%
Advocacy Support $345,292 18.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.30 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 86.37 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 90.04 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.47 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 91.36 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.35 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 84.63 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 82.69 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 94-1715280
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH LAW CENTER
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 (349) Other youth organization or activities
(460) Public interest litigation 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 April, 1972
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,157 6.36% Jennifer Rodriguez Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Law Center (CA) 88.30 three stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 91.49 four stars
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ME) 96.42 four stars
Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition (DC) 95.40 four stars
Public Justice Center (MD) 94.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Youth Law Center
832 Folsom Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 543-3379
EIN: 94-1715280

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Board Leadership

Joy Singleton
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Rodriguez
Executive Director

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