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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Education Law Center

Advocates for education justice.

three stars

81.10

60 Park Place Suite 300
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 624-1815   Web Site
EIN: 22-2014555

Board Leadership
Gregory Little
Chair

CEO
David Sciarra
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.10 three stars
  Financial 77.88 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1973, the Education Law Center (ELC) serves as a voice for New Jersey's public school children and advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. ELC promotes educational equity through coalition building, litigation support, policy development, communications, and action-focused research in New Jersey, in other states, and at the federal level. ELC's legal and policy advocacy works to advance the provision of fair school funding, high quality early education, safe and adequate school facilities, and school reform, especially to schools serving high concentrations of at-risk students and students with disabilities and other special needs.

Founded in 1973, the Education Law Center (ELC) serves as a voice for New Jersey's public school children and advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. ELC promotes educational equity through coalition building, litigation support, policy development, communications, and action-focused research in New Jersey, in other states, and at the federal level. ELC's legal and policy advocacy works to advance the provision of fair school funding, high quality early education, safe and adequate school facilities, and school reform, especially to schools serving high concentrations of at-risk students and students with disabilities and other special needs.

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Financial

two stars

77.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Education Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Education Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Law Center (NJ) 81.10 three stars
Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 88.29 three stars
Her Justice (NY) 91.88 four stars
Bet Tzedek (CA) 91.17 four stars
Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition (DC) 95.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,636,559
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,636,559
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,636,559
   Other Revenue $132,997
TOTAL REVENUE $1,769,556
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,331,841
   Administrative Expenses $248,826
   Fundraising Expenses $157,024
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,737,691
   
Payments to Affiliates $13,620
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,865
   
Net Assets $995,646

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 Advocacy $1,331,841 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 81.10 three stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 85.06 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 87.47 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 87.38 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 87.05 three stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 84.93 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 76.76 two stars
2011-09 08/01/2013 78.85 two 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 22-2014555
Name in IRS Master File EDUCATION LAW CENTER INC
NTEE Code B53
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 (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(449) Other civil rights activities
(461) Other litigation or support of litigation
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 May, 1986
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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$205,265 11.81% David G. Sciarra Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Law Center (NJ) 81.10 three stars
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 92.31 four stars
Inner City Law Center (CA) 93.74 four stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Education Law Center
60 Park Place
Suite 300
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 624-1815
fax: (973) 624-7339
EIN: 22-2014555

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Board Leadership

Gregory Little
Chair

CEO

David Sciarra
Executive Director

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