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

Boston Bar Foundation

Promoting Justice

three stars

83.44

16 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 742-0615   Web Site
EIN: 04-6111344

Board Leadership
Diana K. Lloyd
President

CEO
Richard M. Page, Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.44 three stars
  Financial 82.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Boston Bar Foundation is to promote justice by funding and promoting innovation in legal services, enhancing access to justice for the underserved, and supporting the public interest activities of the bar. As the official charity of the Boston Bar Association, the BBF's mission is inspired by the values of professionalism, service, compassion and responsibility. We believe these are values that all attorneys owe to themselves, their peers and their community. The BBF helps make our justice system more effective, our students more knowledgeable and the City of Boston a better place in which to live and work.

The mission of the Boston Bar Foundation is to promote justice by funding and promoting innovation in legal services, enhancing access to justice for the underserved, and supporting the public interest activities of the bar. As the official charity of the Boston Bar Association, the BBF's mission is inspired by the values of professionalism, service, compassion and responsibility. We believe these are values that all attorneys owe to themselves, their peers and their community. The BBF helps make our justice system more effective, our students more knowledgeable and the City of Boston a better place in which to live and work.

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Financial

three stars

82.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.19
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Bar Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Bar Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 83.44 three stars
And Justice for All (UT) 92.09 four stars
Mississippi Center for Justice (MS) 88.75 three stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 85.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $907,128
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $395,930
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,303,058
   Program Service Revenue $14
Total Primary Revenue $1,303,072
   Other Revenue $353,933
TOTAL REVENUE $1,657,005
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,275,169
   Administrative Expenses $203,828
   Fundraising Expenses $171,930
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,650,927
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,078
   
Net Assets $8,855,916

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 for Legal Services for Low Income Individuals and Families $1,027,485 80.6%
Grants to Support Pro Bono and Public Service Projects $181,107 14.2%
Increasing Access to Justice $52,423 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 10/01/2019 83.44 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 85.63 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 85.77 three stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 83.09 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 76.41 two 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 04-6111344
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON BAR FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code I12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1945
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Richard M. Page Assistant Secretary $306,345

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 83.44 three stars
Americans for Immigrant Justice (FL) 94.58 four stars
Institute for Free Speech (DC) 97.23 four stars
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 92.22 four stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 92.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Bar Foundation
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 742-0615
fax: (617) 523-0127
EIN: 04-6111344

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Board Leadership

Diana K. Lloyd
President

CEO

Richard M. Page, Jr.
Executive Director

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