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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Advancing justice and opportunity

four stars

92.18

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 92.18 four stars
  Financial 89.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

three stars

89.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 92.18 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 91.65 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 87.28 three stars
Free Press (MA) 96.04 four stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 99.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,677,531
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $731,818
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,409,349
   Program Service Revenue $389,913
Total Primary Revenue $6,799,262
   Other Revenue $-165,862
TOTAL REVENUE $6,633,400
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,315,674
   Administrative Expenses $708,581
   Fundraising Expenses $773,724
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,797,979
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $835,421
   
Net Assets $6,884,407

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 $3,607,665 83.6%
Training $708,009 16.4%

Ratings History
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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 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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,235 2.67% John Bouman President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 92.18 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Texas (TX) 85.90 three stars
Electronic Privacy Information Center (DC) 97.17 four stars
Leadership Conference Education Fund (DC) 90.72 four stars
Center For Consumer Freedom (DC) 85.55 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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