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Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Advancing justice and opportunity

three stars

89.64

50 East Washington Street Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60605
tel: (312) 263-3830   Web Site
EIN: 36-3151279

Board Leadership
Debbie Chizewer
Chair

CEO
John Bouman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.64 three stars
  Financial 90.34 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 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

four stars

90.34

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.32
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 89.64 three stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago (IL) 91.99 four stars
Community Catalyst (MA) 92.02 four stars
Treatment Advocacy Center (VA) 89.32 three stars
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.83 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,879,830
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $160,084
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,039,914
   Program Service Revenue $348,752
Total Primary Revenue $8,388,666
   Other Revenue $170,818
TOTAL REVENUE $8,559,484
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,360,132
   Administrative Expenses $410,594
   Fundraising Expenses $566,287
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,337,013
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,222,471
   
Net Assets $6,641,751

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 $2,939,879 87.5%
Training $420,253 12.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 SARGENT SHRIVER NATIONAL 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, 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
$156,525 3.60% John Bouman President

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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Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 89.64 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
50 East Washington Street
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60605
tel: (312) 263-3830
fax: (312) 263-3846
EIN: 36-3151279

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Board Leadership

Debbie Chizewer
Chair

CEO

John Bouman
President

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