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Virginia Legal Aid Society

Providing free legal information, advice and representation in civil cases

four stars

92.68

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

Board Leadership
Jeanette L. Ojeda
President

CEO
David B. Neumeyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.68 four stars
  Financial 93.45 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

93.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.6%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 92.68 four stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 91.36 four stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.19 four stars
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 91.10 four stars
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 87.56 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,986,614
   Federated Campaigns $97,291
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,130,389
Total Contributions $3,214,294
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,214,294
   Other Revenue $58,476
TOTAL REVENUE $3,272,770
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,525,246
   Administrative Expenses $543,953
   Fundraising Expenses $140,064
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,209,263
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $63,507
   
Net Assets $2,064,170

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 $2,525,246 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,566 3.56% David B. Neumeyer Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 92.68 four stars
International Senior Lawyers Corporation (NY) 86.93 three stars
National Immigration Law Center (CA) 91.70 four stars
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 87.56 three stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.86 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

Jeanette L. Ojeda
President

CEO

David B. Neumeyer
Executive Director

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