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South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

Providing free legal help to low income and elderly clients

three stars

87.27

21 Bedford Street 1st Floor
Fall River, MA 02720
tel: (800) 287-3777   Web Site
EIN: 04-3330208

Board Leadership
Bettina Holton
Chairperson

CEO
Susan Nagl
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.27 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS) provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of our communities. The mission of the SCCLS is to achieve equal justice for the poor and disadvantaged through community based legal advocacy. SCCLS provides free civil legal services in the areas of housing law, family law, government benefits including social security disability, elder law, education law, and consumer law. SCCLS has staff who are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. SCCLS can provide other translation services when needed to assist non-English speaking clients.

South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS) provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of our communities. The mission of the SCCLS is to achieve equal justice for the poor and disadvantaged through community based legal advocacy. SCCLS provides free civil legal services in the areas of housing law, family law, government benefits including social security disability, elder law, education law, and consumer law. SCCLS has staff who are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. SCCLS can provide other translation services when needed to assist non-English speaking clients.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
89.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.27 three stars
Legal Aid at Work (CA) 90.82 four stars
Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition (DC) 93.86 four stars
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 93.74 four stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 96.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,265,765
   Federated Campaigns $14,426
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $997,796
Total Contributions $6,277,987
   Program Service Revenue $580,151
Total Primary Revenue $6,858,138
   Other Revenue $102,076
TOTAL REVENUE $6,960,214
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,988,637
   Administrative Expenses $573,998
   Fundraising Expenses $95,769
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,658,404
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $301,810
   
Net Assets $7,004,485

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
Free Legal Services $5,988,637 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 87.27 three stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 87.14 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 87.14 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.10 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 86.14 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 87.02 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.01 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 86.58 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 04-3330208
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH COASTAL COUNTIES LEGAL SERVICES 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
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$149,700 2.24% Susan Nagl Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.27 three stars
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 95.95 four stars
Legal Aid at Work (CA) 90.82 four stars
Her Justice (NY) 92.91 four stars
Institute for Free Speech (DC) 97.68 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
21 Bedford Street
1st Floor
Fall River, MA 02720
tel: (800) 287-3777
fax: (508) 676-8657
EIN: 04-3330208

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2507
Fall River, MA 02722

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Board Leadership

Bettina Holton
Chairperson

CEO

Susan Nagl
Executive Director

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