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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

four stars

92.22

1145 Wilshire Boulevard 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 977-7500   Web Site
EIN: 95-3854152

Board Leadership
Nita Song
Board Chair

CEO
Steward Kwoh
President, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice - LA is based in downtown Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Orange County and Sacramento.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice - LA is based in downtown Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Orange County and Sacramento.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.22 four stars
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CA) 91.08 four stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 85.50 three stars
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 85.88 three stars
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (DC) 89.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,581,094
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $700,062
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $777,228
Total Contributions $12,058,384
   Program Service Revenue $388,811
Total Primary Revenue $12,447,195
   Other Revenue $323,589
TOTAL REVENUE $12,770,784
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,241,392
   Administrative Expenses $849,109
   Fundraising Expenses $573,019
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,663,520
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,107,264
   
Net Assets $15,689,082

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
Advocacy $3,465,681 37.5%
Legal Services $2,249,723 24.3%
Community Education and Research $1,259,198 13.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 08/01/2017 92.22 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 95-3854152
Name in IRS Master File ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE LOS ANGELES
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 (430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 March, 1984
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,049 1.87% Stewart Kwoh Esq President, Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.22 four stars
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 89.64 three stars
UnidosUS (DC) 92.83 four stars
American Jewish Committee (NY) 88.34 three stars
Alliance for Justice (DC) 91.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Boulevard
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
tel: (213) 977-7500
EIN: 95-3854152

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Board Leadership

Nita Song
Board Chair

CEO

Steward Kwoh
President, Executive Director

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