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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Building a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.

four stars

92.02

1663 Mission Street Suite 602
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 255-9499   Web Site
EIN: 94-2939540

Board Leadership
Lisa Spiegel
Chair

CEO
Eric Cohen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ILRC seeks to improve immigration law and policy, expand the capacity of legal service providers, and advance immigrant rights. The increasingly complex legal and social challenges faced by immigrants in the 1970s created a growing need for expert assistance and training in immigration law and policy. Bill Ong Hing, a well-known immigrant rights attorney, recognized this need and founded the Golden Gate Immigration Clinic in 1979, which later became the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). The ILRC trains attorneys, paralegals, and community-based advocates who work with immigrants around the country. We inform the media, elected officials, and public to shape effective and just immigration policy and law. Our staff works with grassroots immigrant organizations to promote civic engagement and social change.

The ILRC seeks to improve immigration law and policy, expand the capacity of legal service providers, and advance immigrant rights. The increasingly complex legal and social challenges faced by immigrants in the 1970s created a growing need for expert assistance and training in immigration law and policy. Bill Ong Hing, a well-known immigrant rights attorney, recognized this need and founded the Golden Gate Immigration Clinic in 1979, which later became the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). The ILRC trains attorneys, paralegals, and community-based advocates who work with immigrants around the country. We inform the media, elected officials, and public to shape effective and just immigration policy and law. Our staff works with grassroots immigrant organizations to promote civic engagement and social change.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
91.9%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 18.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Immigrant Legal Resource Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Immigrant Legal Resource Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Maine Justice Foundation (ME) 89.28 three stars
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (CA) 92.22 four stars
Legal Services for Children (CA) 87.55 three stars
Western Center on Law & Poverty (CA) 87.78 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,522,770
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $244,006
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,778,671
Total Contributions $15,545,447
   Program Service Revenue $1,742,756
Total Primary Revenue $17,288,203
   Other Revenue $292,705
TOTAL REVENUE $17,580,908
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,052,143
   Administrative Expenses $949,524
   Fundraising Expenses $554,472
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,556,139
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $24,769
   
Net Assets $26,509,420

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
Technical Assistance $14,606,571 91.0%
Civic Engagement $1,136,495 7.1%
Policy & Advocacy $309,077 1.9%

Ratings History
Immigrant Legal Resource Center has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 92.02 four stars
2017-12 08/01/2019 92.02 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 91.84 four 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 94-2939540
Name in IRS Master File IMMIGRANT LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER
NTEE Code P84
NTEE Classification Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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 May, 1986
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
$205,068 1.16% Eric Cohen Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Immigrant Legal Resource Center
1663 Mission Street
Suite 602
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 255-9499
fax: (415) 255-9792
EIN: 94-2939540

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Board Leadership

Lisa Spiegel
Chair

CEO

Eric Cohen
Executive Director

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