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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Advancing equality and civil rights through community lawyering

three stars

88.18

151 West 30th Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 244-4664   Web Site
EIN: 13-2860703

Board Leadership
Carmine D. Boccuzzi
Chair

CEO
McGregor Smyth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.18 three stars
  Financial 83.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) works to advance equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. Through community lawyering, NYLPI puts its legal, policy and community organizing expertise at the service of New York City communities and individuals. NYLPI's partnership with the private bar strengthens its advocacy and connects community groups and non-profits with critical legal assistance. NYLPI was founded in 1976 to serve the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. What began as a small-scale staff working to link low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services has grown into an unparalleled resource for low income, community-driven legal representation.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) works to advance equality and civil rights, with a focus on health justice, disability rights and environmental justice, through the power of community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar. Through community lawyering, NYLPI puts its legal, policy and community organizing expertise at the service of New York City communities and individuals. NYLPI's partnership with the private bar strengthens its advocacy and connects community groups and non-profits with critical legal assistance. NYLPI was founded in 1976 to serve the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. What began as a small-scale staff working to link low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services has grown into an unparalleled resource for low income, community-driven legal representation.

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Financial

three stars

83.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.23
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 88.18 three stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.19 three stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 90.23 four stars
Kentucky Bar Foundation (KY) 92.22 four stars
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,233,692
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,771,373
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $780,464
Total Contributions $3,785,529
   Program Service Revenue $197,796
Total Primary Revenue $3,983,325
   Other Revenue $44,425
TOTAL REVENUE $4,027,750
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,384,635
   Administrative Expenses $576,458
   Fundraising Expenses $372,889
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,333,982
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-306,232
   
Net Assets $6,029,500

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
Disability Justice Program $1,694,961 50.1%
Environmental Justice Program $670,223 19.8%
Health Justice Program $600,186 17.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-05 12/01/2017 88.18 three stars
2015-05 02/01/2017 90.27 four stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 87.87 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 87.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 02/01/2016 87.81 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 13-2860703
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK LAWYERS FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation 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 May, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
  • May, 2012
  • May, 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
$193,969 4.47% J. McGregor Smyth Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 88.18 three stars
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 91.10 four stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 90.23 four stars
Inner City Law Center (CA) 89.98 three stars
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 93.76 four stars

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New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
151 West 30th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 244-4664
fax: (212) 244-4570
TTY: (212) 244-3692
EIN: 13-2860703

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Board Leadership

Carmine D. Boccuzzi
Chair

CEO

McGregor Smyth
Executive Director

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