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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

86.56

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

Board Leadership
Paul Chan
Board Chair

CEO
Connie Chung Joe
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.56
  Financial 84.51
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

84.51

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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth -4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (CA) 86.56
American Association of People with Disabilities (DC) 95.53
Urban League of Greater Madison (WI) 86.34
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National Low Income Housing Coalition (DC) 92.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,330,565
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,272,363
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,739,582
Total Contributions $11,342,510
   Program Service Revenue $390,520
Total Primary Revenue $11,733,030
   Other Revenue $100,807
TOTAL REVENUE $11,833,837
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,625,399
   Administrative Expenses $2,475,630
   Fundraising Expenses $458,191
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,559,220
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-725,383
   
Net Assets $14,318,354

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 $6,905,420 71.7%
Legal Services $2,008,977 20.9%
Community Leadership Development $711,002 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 86.56
2018-12 06/01/2020 92.02
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.02
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.22
2015-12 08/01/2017 92.22

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$197,902 1.57% Stewart Kwoh President, Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (CA) 86.56
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American Family Association (MS) 90.71
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 91.40

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Paul Chan
Board Chair

CEO

Connie Chung Joe
CEO

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