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Cabrini-Green Legal Aid

Answering God's call to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen lives, families and communities.

three stars

89.42

6 South Clark Street Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 738-2452   Web Site
EIN: 36-2775706

Board Leadership
Joanna Horsnail
Chair

CEO
Esther Franco-Payne
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.42 three stars
  Financial 89.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cabrini-Green Legal Aid exists to answer God's call to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen lives, families and communities. We believe that justice is more than a verdict. It's an opportunity to build bridges and strengthen lives. Our vision is for our clients to leave us stronger than they came. We seek to plant and nurture seeds of reconciliation, compassion and the desire to serve. We are committed to personal and corporate integrity, zealous advocacy, seeing people as children of God, made in God's image, and will treat them accordingly, serving the whole person, and deep involvement with our community.

Cabrini-Green Legal Aid exists to answer God's call to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen lives, families and communities. We believe that justice is more than a verdict. It's an opportunity to build bridges and strengthen lives. Our vision is for our clients to leave us stronger than they came. We seek to plant and nurture seeds of reconciliation, compassion and the desire to serve. We are committed to personal and corporate integrity, zealous advocacy, seeing people as children of God, made in God's image, and will treat them accordingly, serving the whole person, and deep involvement with our community.

Financial

three stars

89.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
75.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth 13.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cabrini-Green Legal Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cabrini-Green Legal Aid on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cabrini-Green Legal Aid (IL) 89.42 three stars
Ayuda (DC) 94.69 four stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 90.38 four stars
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 94.94 four stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 92.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,442,085
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $382,248
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $800,000
Total Contributions $3,624,333
   Program Service Revenue $645,877
Total Primary Revenue $4,270,210
   Other Revenue $-110,722
TOTAL REVENUE $4,159,488
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,641,235
   Administrative Expenses $632,057
   Fundraising Expenses $208,903
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,482,195
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $677,293
   
Net Assets $1,502,440

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
Criminal Records $627,279 23.7%
Civil Law Services $574,699 21.8%
Criminal Defense Services $452,393 17.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2021 88.42 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2021 88.42 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 83.56 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 81.54 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 80.76 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 36-2775706
Name in IRS Master File CABRINI-GREEN LEGAL AID CLINIC 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 (462) Legal aid to indigents
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 December, 1975
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
$131,440 3.77% Esther Franco-Payne Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cabrini-Green Legal Aid (IL) 89.42 three stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 92.20 four stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.43 three stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 90.38 four stars
Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Inc. (CLINIC) (MD) 94.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cabrini-Green Legal Aid
6 South Clark Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 738-2452
fax: (312) 850-4783
EIN: 36-2775706

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Board Leadership

Joanna Horsnail
Chair

CEO

Esther Franco-Payne
Executive Director

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