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Inner City Law Center

Serving the most vulnerable in Los Angeles

four stars

93.74

1309 East Seventh Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
tel: (213) 891-2880   Web Site
EIN: 95-3697572

Board Leadership
Janet Combs
President

CEO
Adam Murray
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.74 four stars
  Financial 94.60 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The only provider of legal services on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, Inner City Law Center combats slum housing while developing strategies to end homelessness. Inner City Law Center is recognized for our expertise in housing issues, veterans' benefits, and homelessness prevention. Our staff of 57, including 23 attorneys, provides quality legal representation for people who have nowhere else to turn. We fight for justice for low-income tenants, working poor families, immigrants, people who are living with HIV/AIDS or are disabled, and veterans.

The only provider of legal services on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, Inner City Law Center combats slum housing while developing strategies to end homelessness. Inner City Law Center is recognized for our expertise in housing issues, veterans' benefits, and homelessness prevention. Our staff of 57, including 23 attorneys, provides quality legal representation for people who have nowhere else to turn. We fight for justice for low-income tenants, working poor families, immigrants, people who are living with HIV/AIDS or are disabled, and veterans.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
319
Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
1,628
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

four stars

94.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 50.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inner City Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Inner City Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inner City Law Center (CA) 93.74 four stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 85.21 three stars
Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 88.29 three stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 87.74 three stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 92.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,428,273
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $683,596
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,298,198
Total Contributions $9,410,067
   Program Service Revenue $623,655
Total Primary Revenue $10,033,722
   Other Revenue $93,128
TOTAL REVENUE $10,126,850
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,692,155
   Administrative Expenses $770,396
   Fundraising Expenses $380,104
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,842,655
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,284,195
   
Net Assets $6,765,068

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
Healthy Homes $2,849,942 37.0%
Homeless Prevention $2,596,519 33.8%
Benefits Advocacy $1,244,690 16.2%

Ratings History
Inner City Law Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 93.74 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.15 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.16 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 89.98 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 95-3697572
Name in IRS Master File INNER CITY LAW CENTER
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
(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 July, 1982
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$253,543 2.86% Adam Murray Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Inner City Law Center (CA) 93.74 four stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 91.19 four stars
Public Law Center (CA) 88.36 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 93.53 four stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 87.89 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Inner City Law Center
1309 East Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
tel: (213) 891-2880
EIN: 95-3697572

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Board Leadership

Janet Combs
President

CEO

Adam Murray
Executive Director

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