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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Women's Law Project

Creating a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives

three stars

86.63

125 South Ninth Street Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 928-9801   Web Site
EIN: 23-7354667

Board Leadership
Joann Mitchell
Chair

CEO
Carol E. Tracy
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.63 three stars
  Financial 84.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Women's Law Project joined the fight for women's rights in 1974, founded by a group of feminist attorneys devoted to equality and justice. Emboldened by the resurgent feminist movement of the 1970s, we soon won national recognition for our trailblazing Equal Rights Amendment Project, combining extensive litigation under state ERAs with public education. Our mission is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

The Women's Law Project joined the fight for women's rights in 1974, founded by a group of feminist attorneys devoted to equality and justice. Emboldened by the resurgent feminist movement of the 1970s, we soon won national recognition for our trailblazing Equal Rights Amendment Project, combining extensive litigation under state ERAs with public education. Our mission is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

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Financial

three stars

84.63

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Law Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Law Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Law Project (PA) 86.63 three stars
Women's Foundation for A Greater Memphis (TN) 90.92 four stars
The Women's Foundation of Colorado (CO) 85.58 three stars
Washington Area Women's Foundation (DC) 91.40 four stars
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (VA) 94.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,579,654
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $175,545
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,755,199
   Program Service Revenue $7,156
Total Primary Revenue $1,762,355
   Other Revenue $210
TOTAL REVENUE $1,762,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,099,602
   Administrative Expenses $95,723
   Fundraising Expenses $166,575
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,361,900
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $400,665
   
Net Assets $829,041

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.63 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 80.99 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2017 86.64 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 88.12 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 23-7354667
Name in IRS Master File WOMENS LAW PROJECT
NTEE Code R24
NTEE Classification Women's Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 April, 1974
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
$119,340 8.76% Carol Tracey Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$121,545 8.92% Terry Fromson Managing Attorney

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Law Project (PA) 86.63 three stars
9to5 National Association of Working Women (WI) 92.18 four stars
National Partnership for Women & Families (DC) 88.43 three stars
National Women's Law Center (DC) 92.29 four stars
International Women's Media Foundation (DC) 91.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Women's Law Project
125 South Ninth Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel: (215) 928-9801
fax: (215) 928-9848
EIN: 23-7354667

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Board Leadership

Joann Mitchell
Chair

CEO

Carol E. Tracy
Executive Director

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