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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Alabama Law Foundation

Making a difference.

four stars

94.15

P.O. Box 4129 Montgomery, AL 36103
tel: (334) 781-6343   Web Site
EIN: 63-0951482

Board Leadership
Mary Margaret Bailey
President

CEO
Randy Helms
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.15 four stars
  Financial 92.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Alabama Law Foundation, founded in 1987, is composed of several separate programs, each providing ways for lawyers to better their profession and their communities. The foundation makes annual grants to organizations that provide free legal aid to the poor in civil cases, for projects that improve the administration of justice and for law-related education. In addition, law school scholarships are funded to help the next generation of lawyers.

The Alabama Law Foundation, founded in 1987, is composed of several separate programs, each providing ways for lawyers to better their profession and their communities. The foundation makes annual grants to organizations that provide free legal aid to the poor in civil cases, for projects that improve the administration of justice and for law-related education. In addition, law school scholarships are funded to help the next generation of lawyers.

Financial

four stars

92.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.05
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alabama Law Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alabama Law Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 94.15 four stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 90.64 four stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.43 three stars
Bet Tzedek (CA) 96.69 four stars
Neighborhood Legal Services Program (DC) 85.00 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,023,351
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,023,351
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,023,351
   Other Revenue $451,208
TOTAL REVENUE $2,474,559
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,407,876
   Administrative Expenses $227,407
   Fundraising Expenses $104,650
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,739,933
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $734,626
   
Net Assets $8,497,176

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
Grants to Legal Aid Organizations $1,347,669 95.7%
Law Scholarships to Alabama Residents $60,207 4.3%

Ratings History
Alabama Law Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 05/01/2021 94.15 four stars
2019-03 03/01/2020 91.19 four stars
2018-03 03/01/2019 90.32 four stars
2018-03 12/01/2018 86.80 three stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 88.05 three stars
2016-03 04/01/2017 85.00 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 78.68 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 73.12 two stars
2014-03 10/01/2015 74.97 two stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 81.10 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 63-0951482
Name in IRS Master File ALABAMA LAW FOUNDATION 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 June, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,330 6.85% Tracy A. Daniel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 94.15 four stars
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 95.95 four stars
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
Maine Justice Foundation (ME) 91.86 four stars
Gulfcoast Legal Services (FL) 91.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alabama Law Foundation
P.O. Box 4129
Montgomery, AL 36103
tel: (334) 781-6343
EIN: 63-0951482

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Board Leadership

Mary Margaret Bailey
President

CEO

Randy Helms
Executive Director

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