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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Education Law Center

Advocates for education justice.

86.51

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.51
  Financial 88.23
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 06/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

88.23

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.9%
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) 86.51
Center for Constitutional Rights (NY) 94.82
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 95.76
Public Justice Center (MD) 94.14
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 95.85

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,543,900
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $270,924
Total Contributions $2,814,824
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,814,824
   Other Revenue $100,413
TOTAL REVENUE $2,915,237
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,796,236
   Administrative Expenses $305,287
   Fundraising Expenses $207,886
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,309,409
   
Payments to Affiliates $13,790
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $605,828
   
Net Assets $1,818,281

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 $1,796,236 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-09 06/01/2022 86.51
2019-09 02/01/2021 84.43
2018-09 03/01/2020 81.10
2017-09 12/21/2018 85.06
2016-09 03/01/2018 87.47
2015-09 02/01/2017 87.38
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.99
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 87.05
2013-09 04/01/2015 84.93
2012-09 12/20/2013 76.76
2011-09 08/01/2013 78.85

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,823 8.95% David G. Sciarra Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Law Center (NJ) 86.51
Legal Services for Children (CA) 87.01
Mississippi Center for Justice (MS) 89.00
Public Justice Center (MD) 94.14
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 95.85

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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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