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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Gulfcoast Legal Services

changing lives through justice

three stars

84.70

501 First Avenue North Suite 420
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
tel: (727) 821-0726   Web Site
EIN: 59-1882749

Board Leadership
Shaina Bent
President

CEO
Tammy Greer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.70 three stars
  Financial 78.37 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) is a regional 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing free, comprehensive civil legal aid through counsel, advice, representation, advocacy, and education for vulnerable individuals and families in the Greater Tampa Bay area.
Since 1978, GLS has been dedicated to serving vulnerable individuals, those living in poverty, low-wage workers, persons with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, victims of domestic violence or human trafficking, LGBTQ individuals, and the elderly, who otherwise may not have access to an attorney. GLS services include but are not limited to assistance with the following types of matters:
- housing (discrimination, eviction, foreclosure, etc.),
- family advocacy (child support, injunctions for protection, custody orders),
- financial stability (benefit issues, credit fraud, wills), and
- immigration advocacy (human trafficking, visas, VAWA petitions)

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) is a regional 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing free, comprehensive civil legal aid through counsel, advice, representation, advocacy, and education for vulnerable individuals and families in the Greater Tampa Bay area.
Since 1978, GLS has been dedicated to serving vulnerable individuals, those living in poverty, low-wage workers, persons with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, victims of domestic violence or human trafficking, LGBTQ individuals, and the elderly, who otherwise may not have access to an attorney. GLS services include but are not limited to assistance with the following types of matters:
- housing (discrimination, eviction, foreclosure, etc.),
- family advocacy (child support, injunctions for protection, custody orders),
- financial stability (benefit issues, credit fraud, wills), and
- immigration advocacy (human trafficking, visas, VAWA petitions)

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Financial

two stars

78.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth -9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gulfcoast Legal Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gulfcoast Legal Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gulfcoast Legal Services (FL) 84.70 three stars
Her Justice (NY) 89.31 three stars
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 94.31 four stars
RAICES (TX) 89.24 three stars
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 85.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $88,116
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,025,834
Total Contributions $2,113,950
   Program Service Revenue $26,926
Total Primary Revenue $2,140,876
   Other Revenue $6,806
TOTAL REVENUE $2,147,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,640,607
   Administrative Expenses $405,668
   Fundraising Expenses $34,845
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,081,120
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $66,562
   
Net Assets $572,643

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 for Human Trafficking and Human Rights $551,734 33.6%
Legal Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence $449,685 27.4%
Housing Legal Services $368,106 22.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 84.70 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 78.51 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 80.40 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.56 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 81.32 three stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 84.81 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 59-1882749
Name in IRS Master File GULFCOAST 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 (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 October, 1979
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,510 3.86% Tammy Greer Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$87,735 4.21% Jena Blair Managing Attorney

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gulfcoast Legal Services (FL) 84.70 three stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.90 three stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 90.32 four stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21 four stars
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gulfcoast Legal Services
501 First Avenue North
Suite 420
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
tel: (727) 821-0726
fax: (727) 821-3340
EIN: 59-1882749

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 358
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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Board Leadership

Shaina Bent
President

CEO

Tammy Greer
Executive Director

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