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Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Advancing justice and opportunity

four stars

92.46

67 East Madison Street Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 263-3830   Web Site
EIN: 36-3151279

Board Leadership
Debbie Chizewer
President

CEO
John Bouman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.46 four stars
  Financial 90.12 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. We ensure that laws and policies provide people with low-income access to adequate health care, decent housing, a safety net, and opportunities to achieve their full potential. The Shriver Center achieves its mission through three interconnected programs: advocacy, communication, and training. We advocate for and serve clients directly, while also building the capacity of the nation's equal justice providers to advance justice and opportunity for their clients.

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. We ensure that laws and policies provide people with low-income access to adequate health care, decent housing, a safety net, and opportunities to achieve their full potential. The Shriver Center achieves its mission through three interconnected programs: advocacy, communication, and training. We advocate for and serve clients directly, while also building the capacity of the nation's equal justice providers to advance justice and opportunity for their clients.

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Financial

four stars

90.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth 15.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Shriver Center on Poverty Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Shriver Center on Poverty Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Shriver Center on Poverty Law (IL) 92.46 four stars
Corporate Accountability (MA) 89.56 three stars
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty (MI) 90.73 four stars
American Family Association (MS) 90.71 four stars
Compassion & Choices (OR) 88.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,566,867
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $737,161
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,304,028
   Program Service Revenue $1,041,103
Total Primary Revenue $6,345,131
   Other Revenue $-136,413
TOTAL REVENUE $6,208,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,164,861
   Administrative Expenses $693,997
   Fundraising Expenses $630,048
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,488,906
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-280,188
   
Net Assets $6,499,151

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
Advocacy $4,119,745 79.8%
Training $1,045,116 20.2%

Ratings History
Shriver Center on Poverty Law has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 92.46 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.18 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.05 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.64 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 89.60 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 89.01 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 96.79 four stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 93.20 four 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 36-3151279
Name in IRS Master File SHRIVER CENTER ON POVERTY LAW
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 December, 1981
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
$151,097 2.32% John Bouman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Shriver Center on Poverty Law (IL) 92.46 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC Inc. (DC) 92.45 four stars
Advocates International (VA) 96.40 four stars
Compassion & Choices (OR) 88.03 three stars
National Low Income Housing Coalition (DC) 91.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Shriver Center on Poverty Law
67 East Madison Street
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 263-3830
fax: (312) 263-3846
EIN: 36-3151279

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Board Leadership

Debbie Chizewer
President

CEO

John Bouman
President

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