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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Public Justice Foundation

Impact. Change.

three stars

86.59

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

Board Leadership
Beth Terrell
President

CEO
F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.59 three stars
  Financial 84.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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 2019
Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing
237
Number of overall donors
1,710
Number of people on the organization's email list
33,544
This impact information is current as of August 2020, 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

three stars

84.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
68.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.15
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
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) 86.59 three stars
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 88.08 three stars
Neighborhood Legal Services Program (DC) 85.00 three stars
Americans for Immigrant Justice (FL) 94.58 four stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,790,779
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,113,760
   Fundraising Events $423,330
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,327,869
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,327,869
   Other Revenue $53,336
TOTAL REVENUE $6,381,205
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,241,491
   Administrative Expenses $753,137
   Fundraising Expenses $925,551
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,920,179
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,461,026
   
Net Assets $9,880,026

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
Food Project $1,017,066 31.4%
Access to Justice $400,695 12.4%
Anti-Bullying Campaign $280,220 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.59 three stars
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)
(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 Compensation from Affiliates
$198,545 4.03% Frank Paul Bland Executive Director $66,155
Other Salaries of Note
$255,815 5.19% Authur Bryant Chairman --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Foundation (DC) 86.59 three stars
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing (IL) 87.69 three stars
Legal Voice (WA) 92.71 four stars
Center for Children & Youth Justice (WA) 86.17 three stars
Neighborhood Legal Services Program (DC) 85.00 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

Beth Terrell
President

CEO

F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director

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