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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Centro Legal De La Raza

Strengthening our community, working for justice.

four stars

92.22

3400 East 12th Street Oakland, CA 94601
tel: (510) 437-1554   Web Site
EIN: 23-7181456

Board Leadership
Maria Sager
Chairperson

CEO
Thersa Gonzales
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969 by Latino law students from Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley, Centro Legal de la Raza is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, we promote access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout the East Bay region of Northern California.

Founded in 1969 by Latino law students from Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley, Centro Legal de la Raza is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, we promote access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout the East Bay region of Northern California.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
89.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 57.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Centro Legal De La Raza on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Centro Legal De La Raza on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 92.22 four stars
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 91.93 four stars
Mental Health Advocacy Services (CA) 86.58 three stars
Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 88.29 three stars
The Florence Project (AZ) 89.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,330,175
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $660
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,166,065
Total Contributions $7,496,900
   Program Service Revenue $137,239
Total Primary Revenue $7,634,139
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $7,634,139
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,213,870
   Administrative Expenses $377,488
   Fundraising Expenses $67,873
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,659,231
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,974,908
   
Net Assets $3,536,034

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
Legal Services $5,213,870 100.0%

Ratings History
Centro Legal De La Raza has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 03/01/2019 92.22 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 89.82 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 23-7181456
Name in IRS Master File CENTRO LEGAL DE LA RAZA INC
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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, 1972
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Susan Smartt Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$80,408 1.42% Paul Chavez Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 92.22 four stars
And Justice for All (UT) 92.22 four stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.90 three stars
CARPLS (IL) 94.39 four stars
Tahirih Justice Center (VA) 88.40 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Centro Legal De La Raza
3400 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
tel: (510) 437-1554
fax: (510) 437-9164
EIN: 23-7181456

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Board Leadership

Maria Sager
Chairperson

CEO

Thersa Gonzales
Executive Director

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