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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Indian Law Resource Center

Justice for indigenous peoples

three stars

86.84

602 North Ewing Street Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 449-2006   Web Site
EIN: 52-1121079

Board Leadership
Norma Bixby
Chairwoman

CEO
Robert T. Coulter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.84 three stars
  Financial 81.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

81.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 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)
69.6%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Indian Law Resource Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Indian Law Resource Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 86.84 three stars
Freedom From Religion Foundation (WI) 97.17 four stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
American Family Association (MS) 96.66 four stars
Alliance Defending Freedom (AZ) 90.04 four stars

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Founded in 1978, the Indian Law Resource Center provides assistance to Indian nations and indigenous peoples in the United States and throughout the Americas. The Center is a law and advocacy organization established and directed by American Indians. Their principal goal is the preservation and well-being of Indian and other Native nations and tribes. The Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,324,116
   Federated Campaigns $6,044
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,330,160
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,330,160
   Other Revenue $26,390
TOTAL REVENUE $1,356,550
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,091,998
   Administrative Expenses $143,010
   Fundraising Expenses $125,234
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,360,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,692
   
Net Assets $2,015,405

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
Legal Assistance and Advocacy $435,107 39.8%
Indigenous Land $153,613 14.1%
Safe Women, Strong Nations $88,440 8.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.84 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.88 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 83.89 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 78.07 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 75.51 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 82.93 three 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 52-1121079
Name in IRS Master File INDIAN LAW RESOURCE CENTER
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
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 July, 1978
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
$114,256 8.39% Robert T. Coulter President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$118,401 8.70% Armstrong A. Wiggins Key Employee

Founded in 1978, the Indian Law Resource Center provides assistance to Indian nations and indigenous peoples in the United States and throughout the Americas. The Center is a law and advocacy organization established and directed by American Indians. Their principal goal is the preservation and well-being of Indian and other Native nations and tribes. The Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights.

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Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 86.84 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Indian Law Resource Center
602 North Ewing Street
Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 449-2006
fax: (406) 449-2031
EIN: 52-1121079

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Board Leadership

Norma Bixby
Chairwoman

CEO

Robert T. Coulter
Executive Director

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