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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Virginia Legal Aid Society

Providing free legal information, advice and representation in civil cases

three stars

85.59

P.O. Box 6200 513 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24505
tel: (434) 528-4722   Web Site
EIN: 51-0226448

Board Leadership
Sharon K. Eimer
President

CEO
David B. Neumeyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.59 three stars
  Financial 82.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) was established in 1977 to provide free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents in twenty counties and six cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. VLAS serves the entire community by providing free information, advice and representation in such areas as housing, healthcare, income and benefits, family issues, consumer, and education.

Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) was established in 1977 to provide free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents in twenty counties and six cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. VLAS serves the entire community by providing free information, advice and representation in such areas as housing, healthcare, income and benefits, family issues, consumer, and education.

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Financial

three stars

82.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Legal Aid Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Legal Aid Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 85.59 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 93.53 four stars
Center for Constitutional Rights (NY) 91.62 four stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.03 four stars
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 94.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,945,245
   Federated Campaigns $88,482
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,066,291
Total Contributions $3,100,018
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,100,018
   Other Revenue $17,947
TOTAL REVENUE $3,117,965
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,352,592
   Administrative Expenses $516,142
   Fundraising Expenses $167,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,036,119
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $81,846
   
Net Assets $2,105,212

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 $2,352,592 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 85.59 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.00 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.71 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.68 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 87.95 three stars
2014-06 08/01/2015 81.06 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 78.01 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 51-0226448
Name in IRS Master File VIRGINIA LEGAL AID SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(462) Legal aid to indigents
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 September, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,345 3.86% David B. Neumeyer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 85.59 three stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.27 three stars
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ME) 92.02 four stars
Legal Voice (WA) 92.71 four stars
And Justice for All (UT) 92.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Virginia Legal Aid Society
P.O. Box 6200
513 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24505
tel: (434) 528-4722
fax: (434) 528-3571
EIN: 51-0226448

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Board Leadership

Sharon K. Eimer
President

CEO

David B. Neumeyer
Executive Director

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