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CARPLS

Everyday Justice

91.70

17 North State Street Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 421-4014   Web Site
EIN: 36-3863573

Board Leadership
Sean W. Gallagher
President

CEO
Allen C. Schwartz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.70
  Financial 88.97
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

88.97

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CARPLS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by CARPLS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CARPLS (IL) 91.70
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.86
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (CA) 87.92
Mental Health Advocacy Services (CA) 88.47
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 88.92

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Established in 1993, CARPLS is an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the every day problems confronting low- and moderate-income residents of Cook County, IL. CARPLS' free hotline and court-based advice desks give individuals direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems. CARPLS attorneys resolve over 85% of all cases in-house by providing information, advice and brief services including the preparation and review of legal documents. CARPLS' unique "legal triage" system serves as a model for legal aid communities across the country and has increased access to justice by dramatically reducing the cost of legal aid services to the poor.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,385,625
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $433,950
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $338,000
Total Contributions $2,157,575
   Program Service Revenue $44,165
Total Primary Revenue $2,201,740
   Other Revenue $-50,696
TOTAL REVENUE $2,151,044
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,755,310
   Administrative Expenses $117,285
   Fundraising Expenses $177,516
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,050,111
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $100,933
   
Net Assets $1,729,637

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
Pro Bono Legal Advice and Referrals $1,755,310 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 91.70
2014-06 09/01/2016 89.50
2014-06 08/01/2016 87.74
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.19

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

EIN 36-3863573
Name in IRS Master File COORDINATED ADVICE AND REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR LEGAL SERVICES
NTEE Code P99
NTEE Classification Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 April, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$83,930 4.09% Allen Schwartz Executive Director

Established in 1993, CARPLS is an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the every day problems confronting low- and moderate-income residents of Cook County, IL. CARPLS' free hotline and court-based advice desks give individuals direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems. CARPLS attorneys resolve over 85% of all cases in-house by providing information, advice and brief services including the preparation and review of legal documents. CARPLS' unique "legal triage" system serves as a model for legal aid communities across the country and has increased access to justice by dramatically reducing the cost of legal aid services to the poor.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
CARPLS (IL) 91.70
Western Center on Law & Poverty (CA) 87.04
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 87.69
Public Law Center (CA) 87.84
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 90.23

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Charity Contact Info

CARPLS
17 North State Street
Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 421-4014
EIN: 36-3863573

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Board Leadership

Sean W. Gallagher
President

CEO

Allen C. Schwartz
Executive Director

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