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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Greater Chicago Legal Clinic

Making the dream of justice a reality.

three stars

85.00

211 West Wacker Drive Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (773) 731-1762   Web Site
EIN: 36-3200465

Board Leadership
Sharon A. Hwang
President

CEO
Adam M. Salzman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.00 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1981, the Chicago Legal Clinic has evolved from a small neighborhood office to a keystone provider of legal services to the working poor and disadvantaged in the Chicago area. This entails providing direct legal counseling and high quality representation at low cost or pro bono and free educational seminars on legal topics. Through our efforts, hundreds of clients have received legal protection from domestic violence, had their immigration status formalized, adopted children and been rescued from foreclosure. Thousands more received representation in other areas, including landlord/tenant, guardianships, consumer issues and the quest for social security disability benefits.

Since 1981, the Chicago Legal Clinic has evolved from a small neighborhood office to a keystone provider of legal services to the working poor and disadvantaged in the Chicago area. This entails providing direct legal counseling and high quality representation at low cost or pro bono and free educational seminars on legal topics. Through our efforts, hundreds of clients have received legal protection from domestic violence, had their immigration status formalized, adopted children and been rescued from foreclosure. Thousands more received representation in other areas, including landlord/tenant, guardianships, consumer issues and the quest for social security disability benefits.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
88.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Chicago Legal Clinic on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Chicago Legal Clinic on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 85.00 three stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21 four stars
Americans for Immigrant Justice (FL) 94.58 four stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 90.38 four stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,411,152
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,629
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,468,781
   Program Service Revenue $653,013
Total Primary Revenue $2,121,794
   Other Revenue $3,550
TOTAL REVENUE $2,125,344
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,147,886
   Administrative Expenses $228,121
   Fundraising Expenses $52,063
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,428,070
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-302,726
   
Net Assets $1,658,155

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 Services $663,493 30.9%
Homeowners Assistance Program $292,192 13.6%
Legal Advocates for Seniors $207,693 9.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 85.00 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 88.29 three stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 88.29 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.59 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.78 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 92.20 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.43 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.59 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.60 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 36-3200465
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO LEGAL CLINIC 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 February, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,141 4.16% Adam M. Salzman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 85.00 three stars
The Florence Project (AZ) 97.16 four stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Legal Services for Children (CA) 88.79 three stars
Western Center on Law & Poverty (CA) 87.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
211 West Wacker Drive
Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (773) 731-1762
fax: (773) 731-4264
EIN: 36-3200465

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Board Leadership

Sharon A. Hwang
President

CEO

Adam M. Salzman
Executive Director

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