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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Public Advocates

Making rights real

three stars

88.38

131 Steuart Street Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 431-7430   Web Site
EIN: 23-7103042

Board Leadership
Robert H. Olson
Board Chair

CEO
Guillermo Mayer
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.38 three stars
  Financial 85.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Public Advocates is a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing transportation equity and climate justice. We spur change through collaboration with grassroots groups representing low-income communities, people of color and immigrants, combined with strategic policy reform, media advocacy and litigation, “making rights real” across California since 1971.

Public Advocates is a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing transportation equity and climate justice. We spur change through collaboration with grassroots groups representing low-income communities, people of color and immigrants, combined with strategic policy reform, media advocacy and litigation, “making rights real” across California since 1971.

Financial

three stars

85.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
68.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.24
  Program Expenses Growth 14.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Advocates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Advocates (CA) 88.38 three stars
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CA) 91.63 four stars
The Voter Participation Center (DC) 85.55 three stars
ISAIAH (MN) 86.10 three stars
American Immigration Council (DC) 92.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,264,941
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $607,718
Total Contributions $3,872,659
   Program Service Revenue $88,997
Total Primary Revenue $3,961,656
   Other Revenue $173,187
TOTAL REVENUE $4,134,843
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,436,082
   Administrative Expenses $667,757
   Fundraising Expenses $501,334
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,605,173
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $529,670
   
Net Assets $9,748,687

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
Education Equity $1,308,829 53.7%
Metropolitan Equity $1,127,253 46.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 88.38 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 89.54 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.00 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 84.98 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 81.18 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 84.36 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 23-7103042
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC ADVOCATES 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 (59) Other school related activities
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 February, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,727 4.48% Guillermo Mayer President CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Advocates (CA) 88.38 three stars
People's Action Institute (IL) 89.57 three stars
Indian Law Resource Center (MT) 91.17 four stars
ISAIAH (MN) 86.10 three stars
Urban League of Greater Madison (WI) 86.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Advocates
131 Steuart Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 431-7430
fax: (415) 431-1048
EIN: 23-7103042

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Board Leadership

Robert H. Olson
Board Chair

CEO

Guillermo Mayer
President & CEO

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