Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Equal Justice Initiative

Committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States

four stars

100.00

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

Board Leadership
Kim Taylor-Thompson
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 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.

EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. In 2018, EJI plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching and open a museum that explores African American history from enslavement to mass incarceration.

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.

EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. In 2018, EJI plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching and open a museum that explores African American history from enslavement to mass incarceration.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.81
  Program Expenses Growth 51.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,436,595
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,060,105
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,496,700
   Program Service Revenue $4,180,081
Total Primary Revenue $34,676,781
   Other Revenue $702,326
TOTAL REVENUE $35,379,107
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,319,581
   Administrative Expenses $895,102
   Fundraising Expenses $152,145
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,366,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,012,279
   
Net Assets $101,440,191

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Bryan Stevenson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$76,331 0.43% Eva Ansley Operations Director

Mission

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.

EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. In 2018, EJI plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching and open a museum that explores African American history from enslavement to mass incarceration.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 91.77 four stars
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center (DC) 91.32 four stars
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 86.98 three stars
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (CA) 95.61 four 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

Kim Taylor-Thompson
Chairman

CEO

Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director