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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Gulfcoast Legal Services

changing lives through justice

four stars

91.85

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

Board Leadership
Kristen Adams
President

CEO
Tammy Greer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.85 four stars
  Financial 88.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)

Financial

three stars

88.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
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) 91.85 four stars
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (CA) 92.22 four stars
CARPLS (IL) 97.76 four stars
And Justice for All (UT) 96.46 four stars
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 94.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $85,181
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,779,667
Total Contributions $2,864,848
   Program Service Revenue $8,423
Total Primary Revenue $2,873,271
   Other Revenue $7,251
TOTAL REVENUE $2,880,522
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,480,868
   Administrative Expenses $448,325
   Fundraising Expenses $69,447
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,998,640
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-118,118
   
Net Assets $710,343

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 $605,046 24.4%
Housing Legal Services $975,111 39.3%
Legal Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence $900,711 36.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 91.85 four stars
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 September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,851 3.93% Tammy Greer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gulfcoast Legal Services (FL) 91.85 four stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 93.53 four stars
Cabrini-Green Legal Aid (IL) 89.42 three stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.27 three stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 90.16 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

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Board Leadership

Kristen Adams
President

CEO

Tammy Greer
Executive Director

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