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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Centro Legal De La Raza

Strengthening our community, working for justice.

90.58

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

Board Leadership
Stephanie Tang
Chair

CEO
Monique Berlanga
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58
  Financial 92.50
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 56.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.9%
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) 90.58
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 87.96
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (VA) 93.70
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00
RAICES (TX) 95.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,499,152
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,289,694
Total Contributions $7,788,846
   Program Service Revenue $452,242
Total Primary Revenue $8,241,088
   Other Revenue $9,785
TOTAL REVENUE $8,250,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,640,903
   Administrative Expenses $1,371,311
   Fundraising Expenses $249,633
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,261,847
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,010,974
   
Net Assets $3,943,470

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 $7,412,987 97.0%
Youth Law Academy $227,916 3.0%

Ratings History
Centro Legal De La Raza has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 90.58
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.22
2017-06 03/01/2019 92.22
2016-06 02/01/2018 92.02
2015-06 12/21/2016 89.82

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)
(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
$13,282 0.14% Theresa Gonzales Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$120,463 1.30% Susan Smartt Interim Executive Director
$89,591 0.96% Paul Chavez Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 90.58
Rian Immigrant Center (MA) 92.45
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 94.07
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 95.85
Greater Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 85.00

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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

Stephanie Tang
Chair

CEO

Monique Berlanga
Executive Director

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