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Indian Law Resource Center

Justice for indigenous peoples

four stars

91.30

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

Board Leadership
Terri Henry
Chairwoman

CEO
Robert T. Coulter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.30 four stars
  Financial 88.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

three stars

88.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth -10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 91.30 four stars
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (DC) 94.35 four stars
re:power fund (MN) 89.68 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 91.22 four stars
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance (MA) 89.32 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,287,112
   Federated Campaigns $2,610
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,289,722
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,289,722
   Other Revenue $21,103
TOTAL REVENUE $1,310,825
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $794,566
   Administrative Expenses $113,472
   Fundraising Expenses $101,503
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,009,541
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $301,284
   
Net Assets $1,889,648

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
Safe Women, Strong Nations Project $314,155 39.5%
Legal and Advocacy Assistance $266,187 33.5%
Indigenous Land Rights and Titling $108,237 13.6%

Ratings History
Indian Law Resource Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 91.30 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.29 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.23 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,256 11.31% Robert T. Coulter President, Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$117,369 11.62% Armstrong A. Wiggins Director of DC Office

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 91.30 four stars
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (CA) 86.74 three stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 88.80 three stars
National Immigration Forum (DC) 93.63 four stars
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 88.23 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

Terri Henry
Chairwoman

CEO

Robert T. Coulter
Executive Director

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