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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Public Justice Center

We are building a just society

four stars

95.02

1 North Charles Street Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 625-9409   Web Site
EIN: 52-1412226

Board Leadership
Gregory Care
President

CEO
John Nethercut
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.02 four stars
  Financial 92.97 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Public Justice Center pursues systemic change to build a just society.

The PJC uses legal advocacy tools to pursue social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights for people who are struggling to provide for their basic needs.

The PJC is a civil legal aid office that provides advice and representation to low-income clients, advocates before legislatures and government agencies, and collaborates with community and advocacy organizations.

The PJC chooses projects and cases that will make a significant impact on systems, laws, and policies.

The Public Justice Center pursues systemic change to build a just society.

The PJC uses legal advocacy tools to pursue social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights for people who are struggling to provide for their basic needs.

The PJC is a civil legal aid office that provides advice and representation to low-income clients, advocates before legislatures and government agencies, and collaborates with community and advocacy organizations.

The PJC chooses projects and cases that will make a significant impact on systems, laws, and policies.

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Financial

four stars

92.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Justice Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Justice Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Center (MD) 95.02 four stars
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (CA) 94.66 four stars
Public Law Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 85.63 three stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 86.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,974,684
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $213,971
Total Contributions $2,188,655
   Program Service Revenue $132,859
Total Primary Revenue $2,321,514
   Other Revenue $17,800
TOTAL REVENUE $2,339,314
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,806,090
   Administrative Expenses $119,627
   Fundraising Expenses $283,914
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,209,631
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $129,683
   
Net Assets $2,155,347

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
Human Right to Housing Project $681,894 37.8%
Workplace Justice Project $676,684 37.5%
Other Programs $287,582 15.9%
Appellate Advocacy Project $159,930 8.9%

Ratings History
Public Justice Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 95.02 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 92.48 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.04 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.55 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.74 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 85.96 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 52-1412226
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER INC
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
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 February, 1985
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,887 6.19% John Nethercut Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Center (MD) 95.02 four stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.14 three stars
Ayuda (DC) 92.24 four stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 90.04 four stars
Administer Justice (IL) 86.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Justice Center
1 North Charles Street
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
tel: (410) 625-9409
fax: (410) 625-9423
EIN: 52-1412226

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Board Leadership

Gregory Care
President

CEO

John Nethercut
Executive Director

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