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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Youth Law Center

standing up for children at risk

three stars

86.37

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

Board Leadership
William S. Koski
Chair

CEO
Jennifer Rodriguez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.37 three stars
  Financial 81.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

81.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
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) 86.37 three stars
Institute for Free Speech (DC) 97.23 four stars
Public Justice Center (MD) 94.14 four stars
Americans for Immigrant Justice (FL) 94.58 four stars
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,232,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,177
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,260,105
   Program Service Revenue $1,366,490
Total Primary Revenue $2,626,595
   Other Revenue $2,605
TOTAL REVENUE $2,629,200
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,892,507
   Administrative Expenses $455,786
   Fundraising Expenses $192,673
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,540,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $88,234
   
Net Assets $1,685,982

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 $1,007,468 53.2%
Addressing Youth Legal Needs $631,660 33.4%
Advocacy Support $253,379 13.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$133,844 5.26% Jennifer Rodriguez Executive Director $34,618

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Law Center (CA) 86.37 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 93.53 four stars
Bet Tzedek (CA) 91.17 four stars
Legal Voice (WA) 92.71 four stars
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 91.77 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

William S. Koski
Chair

CEO

Jennifer Rodriguez
Executive Director

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