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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

PILnet

The Global Network for Public Interest Law

three stars

85.83

199 Water Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 803-5380   Web Site
EIN: 20-5087783

Board Leadership
Suzanne Turner and Heng-Pin “Ping” Kiang
Chair

CEO
Garth Meintjes
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.83 three stars
  Financial 83.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

PILnet is building a global network to activate, empower, and connect those who use legal tools in the public interest. PILnet envisions a world where the rule of law delivers justice and protects human rights. PILnet collaborates with local partners around the globe to develop the legal landscape essential to rights-respecting societies. It provides lawyers with the tools they need to challenge injustice, strengthens the ability of citizens to shape law and policy, and connects a global community of activist lawyers who are using law to advance change.

PILnet is building a global network to activate, empower, and connect those who use legal tools in the public interest. PILnet envisions a world where the rule of law delivers justice and protects human rights. PILnet collaborates with local partners around the globe to develop the legal landscape essential to rights-respecting societies. It provides lawyers with the tools they need to challenge injustice, strengthens the ability of citizens to shape law and policy, and connects a global community of activist lawyers who are using law to advance change.

Financial

three stars

83.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth -6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PILnet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PILnet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PILnet (NY) 85.83 three stars
Public Counsel (CA) 89.94 three stars
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (MN) 96.66 four stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 91.89 four stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,449,942
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $500,697
Total Contributions $2,950,639
   Program Service Revenue $38,798
Total Primary Revenue $2,989,437
   Other Revenue $221,749
TOTAL REVENUE $3,211,186
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,014,506
   Administrative Expenses $547,453
   Fundraising Expenses $85,077
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,647,036
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $564,150
   
Net Assets $2,310,034

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
Strengthening Public Interest Lawyers $1,850,909 91.9%
Building and Deploying the Global Pro Bono Community $163,597 8.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 85.83 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 85.72 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 79.59 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 73.25 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 73.15 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2016 85.27 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 20-5087783
Name in IRS Master File PILNET
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 November, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,421 3.71% Garth Meintjes President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PILnet (NY) 85.83 three stars
Gulfcoast Legal Services (FL) 92.13 four stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 91.89 four stars
Legal Services for Children (CA) 88.79 three stars
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 95.85 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

PILnet
199 Water Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 803-5380
fax: (212) 803-5381
EIN: 20-5087783

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Board Leadership

Suzanne Turner and Heng-Pin “Ping” Kiang
Chair

CEO

Garth Meintjes
President

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