Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Pisgah Legal Services

Pursuing justice for low-income people in Western North Carolina

four stars

94.31

62 Charlotte Street Asheville, NC 28801
tel: (800) 489-6144   Web Site
EIN: 56-1191115

Board Leadership
Bill Wolcott
President

CEO
Jim Barrett
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.31 four stars
  Financial 93.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pisgah Legal Services seeks to pursue justice by providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western North Carolina meet their basic needs and improve their lives. Pisgah Legal Services is an innovative nonprofit law firm founded in 1978 that provides free civil legal aid to people who live in poverty, helps the most vulnerable people in our communities annually to meet urgent needs, partners with dozens of other agencies to make sustainable change for people in crisis, coordinates the services of pro bono attorneys in Western North Carolina, and improves systems and policies that impact the lives of thousands of low-income people.

Pisgah Legal Services seeks to pursue justice by providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western North Carolina meet their basic needs and improve their lives. Pisgah Legal Services is an innovative nonprofit law firm founded in 1978 that provides free civil legal aid to people who live in poverty, helps the most vulnerable people in our communities annually to meet urgent needs, partners with dozens of other agencies to make sustainable change for people in crisis, coordinates the services of pro bono attorneys in Western North Carolina, and improves systems and policies that impact the lives of thousands of low-income people.

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Financial

four stars

93.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.99
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pisgah Legal Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pisgah Legal Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,143,723
   Federated Campaigns $243,852
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $133,122
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,377,172
Total Contributions $4,897,869
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,897,869
   Other Revenue $-59,677
TOTAL REVENUE $4,838,192
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,295,645
   Administrative Expenses $424,717
   Fundraising Expenses $411,536
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,131,898
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $706,294
   
Net Assets $7,520,130

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,778 3.21% James Barrett Executive Director

Mission

Pisgah Legal Services seeks to pursue justice by providing legal assistance and advocacy to help low-income people in Western North Carolina meet their basic needs and improve their lives. Pisgah Legal Services is an innovative nonprofit law firm founded in 1978 that provides free civil legal aid to people who live in poverty, helps the most vulnerable people in our communities annually to meet urgent needs, partners with dozens of other agencies to make sustainable change for people in crisis, coordinates the services of pro bono attorneys in Western North Carolina, and improves systems and policies that impact the lives of thousands of low-income people.

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Charity Contact Info

Pisgah Legal Services
62 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
tel: (800) 489-6144
fax: (828) 252-8927
EIN: 56-1191115

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2276
Asheville, NC 28802

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Board Leadership

Bill Wolcott
President

CEO

Jim Barrett
Executive Director