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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Public Justice Foundation

Impact. Change.

88.42

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

Board Leadership
Daniel K. Bryson
President

CEO
F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.42
  Financial 87.87
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

87.87

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

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)
68.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.00
  Program Expenses Growth 14.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
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) 88.42
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 95.95
Center for Children & Youth Justice (WA) 85.92
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 95.82
Support Center for Child Advocates (PA) 90.05

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,568,966
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,072,965
   Fundraising Events $360,628
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,002,559
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,002,559
   Other Revenue $149,594
TOTAL REVENUE $6,152,153
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,093,349
   Administrative Expenses $1,091,364
   Fundraising Expenses $875,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,060,524
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $91,629
   
Net Assets $10,568,838

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 $1,451,611 35.5%
Access to Justice $773,062 18.9%
Debtors Prison Project $435,572 10.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 88.42
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.59
2017-12 06/01/2019 82.48
2016-12 06/01/2018 79.89
2015-12 03/01/2018 79.89
2015-12 04/01/2017 79.01

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
$264,748 4.36% Frank Paul Bland Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$268,696 4.43% Authur Bryant Chairman

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Justice Foundation (DC) 88.42
Rian Immigrant Center (MA) 92.45
Support Center for Child Advocates (PA) 90.05
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 100.00
Education Law Center (NJ) 86.51

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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

Daniel K. Bryson
President

CEO

F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director

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