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

Boston Bar Foundation

Promoting Justice

85.90

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

Board Leadership
Russell Beck
President

CEO
Richard M. Page, Jr.
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.90
  Financial 86.88
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

86.88

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.81
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.1%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 85.90
The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (AZ) 97.16
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 95.95
Her Justice (NY) 92.91
Transgender Law Center (CA) 91.89

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,023,685
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $351,272
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,374,957
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,374,957
   Other Revenue $325,287
TOTAL REVENUE $1,700,244
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,379,683
   Administrative Expenses $208,750
   Fundraising Expenses $149,067
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,737,500
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-37,256
   
Net Assets $9,748,125

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 $1,175,777 85.2%
Grants to Support Pro Bono and Public Service Projects $140,050 10.2%
Funding Projects and Studies to Increase Access to Justice $51,915 3.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 12/01/2021 85.90
2019-08 12/23/2020 83.24
2018-08 10/01/2019 83.44
2017-08 12/01/2018 85.63
2016-08 12/01/2017 85.77
2015-08 11/01/2016 83.09
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.94
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 03/01/2016 76.41

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 Jr. Assistant Secretary $338,828

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 85.90
Legal Services for Children (CA) 88.79
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 91.21
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 94.94
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 86.98

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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

Russell Beck
President

CEO

Richard M. Page, Jr.
Executive Director

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