Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Pisgah Legal Services

Pursuing justice for low-income people in Western North Carolina

four stars

94.08

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 94.08 four stars
  Financial 95.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

95.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.00
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
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 $3,226,365
   Federated Campaigns $220,929
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $106,310
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,615,617
Total Contributions $5,169,221
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,169,221
   Other Revenue $4,595
TOTAL REVENUE $5,173,816
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,458,120
   Administrative Expenses $458,064
   Fundraising Expenses $449,745
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,365,929
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $807,887
   
Net Assets $8,171,448

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,182 3.18% 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