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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Latino Policy Forum

Inform. Influence. Lead.

84.52

180 North Michigan Avenue Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 376-1766   Web Site
EIN: 36-3676873

Board Leadership
Maricela Garcia
President

CEO
Sylvia Puente
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.52
  Financial 84.06
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum strives to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community. It does this by conducting analysis to inform, influence, and lead, all with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.

The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum strives to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community. It does this by conducting analysis to inform, influence, and lead, all with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.

Financial

84.06

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Latino Policy Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Latino Policy Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Latino Policy Forum (IL) 84.52
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 86.67
ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) (NY) 89.49
Violence Policy Center (DC) 93.23
Electronic Frontier Foundation (CA) 92.88

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,645,923
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $80,732
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,266
Total Contributions $1,744,921
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,744,921
   Other Revenue $-10,241
TOTAL REVENUE $1,734,680
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,203,469
   Administrative Expenses $312,554
   Fundraising Expenses $130,978
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,647,001
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $87,679
   
Net Assets $1,153,967

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
Early Childhood Education $571,806 47.5%
Strengthening Community $395,820 32.9%
Housing $120,199 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 84.52
2018-12 05/01/2020 84.46
2017-12 07/01/2019 85.00
2016-12 06/01/2018 82.88
2015-12 08/01/2017 85.97
2014-12 12/21/2016 86.10

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-3676873
Name in IRS Master File LATINO POLICY FORUM
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation 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 September, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,626 8.17% Sylvia Puente Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Latino Policy Forum (IL) 84.52
National Iranian American Council (DC) 87.90
Advocates International (VA) 96.28
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 97.10
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CA) 85.57

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Charity Contact Info

Latino Policy Forum
180 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 376-1766
EIN: 36-3676873

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Board Leadership

Maricela Garcia
President

CEO

Sylvia Puente
Executive Director

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