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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Public Advocates

Making rights real

three stars

89.00

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

Board Leadership
Fred Alvarez
Board Chair

CEO
Guillermo Mayer
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.00 three stars
  Financial 84.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

84.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
67.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.94
  Program Expenses Growth 9.3%
  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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Advocates (CA) 89.00 three stars
American Civil Liberties Union of Montana Foundation (MT) 86.76 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 88.86 three stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 92.97 four stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 92.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,987,707
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $83,512
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $417,500
Total Contributions $3,488,719
   Program Service Revenue $15,000
Total Primary Revenue $3,503,719
   Other Revenue $108,085
TOTAL REVENUE $3,611,804
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,739,110
   Administrative Expenses $392,685
   Fundraising Expenses $450,511
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,582,306
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,029,498
   
Net Assets $6,953,216

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
Metropolitan Equity $1,014,144 58.3%
Education Equity $724,966 41.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,063 5.30% Guillermo Mayer President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$142,670 5.52% Richard Macantonio Managing Attorney

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Advocates (CA) 89.00 three stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 96.04 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (DC) 90.91 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 89.24 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

Fred Alvarez
Board Chair

CEO

Guillermo Mayer
President & CEO

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