Disable all preview features

Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Ayuda

Building a community where everyone has the opportunity to build their own American dream.

three stars

89.48

6925 B Willow Street, NW Washington, DC 20012
tel: (202) 387-4848   Web Site
EIN: 52-0971440

Board Leadership
Christina Wilkes
Chair

CEO
Paula Fitzgerald
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.48 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 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

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 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)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 22.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ayuda on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ayuda on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ayuda (DC) 89.48 three stars
And Justice for All (UT) 92.22 four stars
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 89.82 three stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 87.62 three stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.86 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Ayuda envisions a community where all immigrants overcome obstacles in order to succeed and thrive in the US. We pursue this vision by advocating for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, education and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Our current work areas include immigration, domestic violence/family law, human trafficking, abused and abandoned children, and assisting victims of notario fraud. This past year alone, Ayuda served individuals hailing from over 105 countries.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,176,815
   Federated Campaigns $11,118
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $82,445
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,688,845
Total Contributions $2,959,223
   Program Service Revenue $669,249
Total Primary Revenue $3,628,472
   Other Revenue $-6,576
TOTAL REVENUE $3,621,896
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,014,862
   Administrative Expenses $151,630
   Fundraising Expenses $322,113
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,488,605
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $133,291
   
Net Assets $862,688

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 Advice to Foreign-Born Persons $3,014,862 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 11/01/2016 89.48 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 89.77 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 90.23 four stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 93.02 four stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 91.48 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 83.14 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 52-0971440
Name in IRS Master File AYUDA
NTEE Code P84
NTEE Classification Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
(462) Legal aid to indigents
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 August, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$15,038 0.43% Ryan Dowd Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$57,435 1.64% Barbara Laur Former Executive Director

Ayuda envisions a community where all immigrants overcome obstacles in order to succeed and thrive in the US. We pursue this vision by advocating for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, education and outreach in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Our current work areas include immigration, domestic violence/family law, human trafficking, abused and abandoned children, and assisting victims of notario fraud. This past year alone, Ayuda served individuals hailing from over 105 countries.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ayuda (DC) 89.48 three stars
Center for Constitutional Rights (NY) 89.68 three stars
Mental Health Advocacy Services (CA) 88.22 three stars
Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) (NY) 86.87 three stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 86.50 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Ayuda
6925 B Willow Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012
tel: (202) 387-4848
EIN: 52-0971440

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Christina Wilkes
Chair

CEO

Paula Fitzgerald
Executive Director

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center