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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Equal Justice Initiative

Provides legal representation

four stars

100.00

122 Commerce Street Montgomery, AL 36104
tel: (334) 269-1803   Web Site
EIN: 63-1135091

Board Leadership
Jerome Gray
Chairman

CEO
Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 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

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 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)
92.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.02
  Program Expenses Growth 11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Justice Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Justice Initiative on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 88.09 three stars
Public Counsel (CA) 92.20 four stars
Inner City Law Center (CA) 89.98 three stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.86 four stars

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The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. We litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,692,488
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $322,656
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,015,144
   Program Service Revenue $613,271
Total Primary Revenue $8,628,415
   Other Revenue $-18,171
TOTAL REVENUE $8,610,244
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,939,647
   Administrative Expenses $197,111
   Fundraising Expenses $70,000
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,206,758
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,403,486
   
Net Assets $11,534,736

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.

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Ratings History
Equal Justice Initiative has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 04/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 93.36 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 99.40 four stars
2012-09 06/01/2013 99.24 four stars
2012-09 05/01/2013 97.07 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 80.89 three stars
2010-09 08/01/2012 80.32 three stars
2010-09 06/01/2012 67.12 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 63-1135091
Name in IRS Master File EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE
NTEE Code R63
NTEE Classification Censorship, Freedom of Speech and Press Issues
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(462) Legal aid to indigents
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]
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 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
$20 0.00% Bryan Stevenson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$57,467 1.36% Eva Ansley Secretary, Treasurer

The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. We litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 91.22 four stars
Her Justice (NY) 88.87 three stars
Tahirih Justice Center (VA) 88.98 three stars
Mental Health Advocacy Services (CA) 88.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Equal Justice Initiative
122 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
tel: (334) 269-1803
fax: (334) 269-1806
EIN: 63-1135091

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Board Leadership

Jerome Gray
Chairman

CEO

Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director

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