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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Public Justice Foundation

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three stars

82.48

1620 L Street, NW Suite 630
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 797-8600   Web Site
EIN: 59-1730478

Board Leadership
Michael L. Pitt
President

CEO
F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.48 three stars
  Financial 79.57 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Public Justice pursues high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth's sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses.

Public Justice pursues high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth's sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing
291
Number of overall donors
1,925
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
69.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.04
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Justice Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Justice Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Foundation (DC) 82.48 three stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 90.74 four stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 90.32 four stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.90 three stars
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center (DC) 93.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,040,430
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,045,993
   Fundraising Events $295,192
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,381,615
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,381,615
   Other Revenue $160,543
TOTAL REVENUE $6,542,158
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,522,948
   Administrative Expenses $497,715
   Fundraising Expenses $774,750
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,795,413
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,746,745
   
Net Assets $8,757,468

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
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.48 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 79.89 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2018 79.89 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 79.01 two 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 59-1730478
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC JUSTICE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code I03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
(460) Public interest litigation activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 June, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$227,083 4.73% Frank Paul Bland Executive Director $36,538
Other Salaries of Note
$219,060 4.56% Arthur Bryant Chairman $3,494

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Foundation (DC) 82.48 three stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.14 three stars
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 94.73 four stars
The Florence Project (AZ) 89.16 three stars
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Justice Foundation
1620 L Street, NW
Suite 630
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 797-8600
fax: (202) 232-7203
EIN: 59-1730478

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Board Leadership

Michael L. Pitt
President

CEO

F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director

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