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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

83.56

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

Board Leadership
Steve Fus
Chairman

CEO
Esther Franco-Payne
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.56 three stars
  Financial 82.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

82.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.9%
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) 83.56 three stars
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 86.00 three stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 90.32 four stars
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00 four stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 87.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,697,835
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $87,725
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,785,560
   Program Service Revenue $450,247
Total Primary Revenue $2,235,807
   Other Revenue $167,214
TOTAL REVENUE $2,403,021
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,714,570
   Administrative Expenses $311,188
   Fundraising Expenses $216,471
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,242,229
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $160,792
   
Net Assets $875,439

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 $765,994 44.7%
Expungent Help Desks $588,846 34.3%
Client Support Services $237,438 13.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cabrini-Green Legal Aid (IL) 83.56 three stars
Tahirih Justice Center (VA) 88.40 three stars
Inner City Law Center (CA) 93.15 four stars
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (VA) 87.54 three stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 90.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Steve Fus
Chairman

CEO

Esther Franco-Payne
Executive Director

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