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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

3022 International Boulevard 4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94601
tel: (510) 437-1554   Web Site
EIN: 23-7181456

Board Leadership
Rosanna Neagle
Chair

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 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 09/03/2019 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 49.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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
Legal Services for Children (CA) 87.55 three stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 90.32 four stars
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 94.43 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,335,231
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $121,980
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,911,403
Total Contributions $7,368,614
   Program Service Revenue $390,451
Total Primary Revenue $7,759,065
   Other Revenue $4,686
TOTAL REVENUE $7,763,751
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,730,564
   Administrative Expenses $603,726
   Fundraising Expenses $216,299
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,550,589
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,213,162
   
Net Assets $5,749,196

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 $4,474,213 94.6%
Youth Law Academy $256,351 5.4%

Ratings History
Centro Legal De La Raza has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.22 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,250 1.82% Paul Chavez Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 92.22 four stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 94.05 four stars
Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition (DC) 93.98 four stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 92.47 four stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 98.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Centro Legal De La Raza
3022 International Boulevard
4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94601
tel: (510) 437-1554
fax: (510) 437-9164
EIN: 23-7181456

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Board Leadership

Rosanna Neagle
Chair

CEO

Thersa Gonzales
Executive Director

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