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Chicago Bar Foundation

Our community. Our profession. Our foundation.

three stars

88.19

321 South Plymouth Court Suite 3B
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 554-1204   Web Site
EIN: 36-6109584

Board Leadership
Charles F. Smith
President

CEO
Ryanne Easley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.19 three stars
  Financial 83.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

83.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Bar Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Bar Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.19 three stars
Legal Aid Justice Center (VA) 87.82 three stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 88.92 three stars
Public Justice Center (MD) 89.04 three stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 86.14 three stars

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The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) mobilizes our legal community around a cause that is a distinctive responsibility of our profession: ensuring that everyone in the Chicago metropolitan area has equal access to justice, particularly the low-income and disadvantaged people who are in most critical need of the protections of the legal system. Through grants, advocacy, pro bono and partnerships, the CBF takes a system-wide approach to improving access to justice and focuses on those objectives that are best achieved by the legal community working together.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,037,438
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $98,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,251,233
Total Contributions $4,387,611
   Program Service Revenue $79,270
Total Primary Revenue $4,466,881
   Other Revenue $-106,814
TOTAL REVENUE $4,360,067
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,688,899
   Administrative Expenses $512,216
   Fundraising Expenses $282,278
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,483,393
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,123,326
   
Net Assets $1,809,851

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
Making the Court System More Accessible $2,105,849 44.9%
Support to Pro Bono and Legal Aid Organizations $1,743,339 37.2%
Career Support $574,623 12.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-05 06/01/2017 88.19 three stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 90.20 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 08/01/2015 94.28 four stars
2013-05 10/01/2014 97.06 four 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 36-6109584
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO BAR FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B99
NTEE Classification Education N.E.C.
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(205) Professional association
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, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$133,588 2.43% Robert A. Glaves Executive Director

The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) mobilizes our legal community around a cause that is a distinctive responsibility of our profession: ensuring that everyone in the Chicago metropolitan area has equal access to justice, particularly the low-income and disadvantaged people who are in most critical need of the protections of the legal system. Through grants, advocacy, pro bono and partnerships, the CBF takes a system-wide approach to improving access to justice and focuses on those objectives that are best achieved by the legal community working together.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.19 three stars
Ayuda (DC) 89.48 three stars
Legal Aid Justice Center (VA) 87.82 three stars
Neighborhood Legal Services Association (PA) 86.95 three stars
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 94.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Bar Foundation
321 South Plymouth Court
Suite 3B
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 554-1204
fax: (312) 554-1203
EIN: 36-6109584

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Board Leadership

Charles F. Smith
President

CEO

Ryanne Easley
Executive Director

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