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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Center for Youth Law

Using the law to help children in need

four stars

97.16

1212 Broadway Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 835-8098   Web Site
EIN: 94-2506933

Board Leadership
Peter B. Edelman
President

CEO
Jesse Hahnel
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.16 four stars
  Financial 99.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Center for Youth Law (NYCL) is a non-profit law firm that helps low-income children achieve their potential by transforming the public agencies that serve them. NCYL leads high impact campaigns that weave together litigation, research, public awareness, policy development, and technical assistance. The Center's goal is not to reform one particular system, but to transform the multiple public systems serving vulnerable children – including education, child welfare, public health, behavioral health, juvenile justice, and workforce development – such that they receive the supports they need to advance and thrive.

The National Center for Youth Law (NYCL) is a non-profit law firm that helps low-income children achieve their potential by transforming the public agencies that serve them. NCYL leads high impact campaigns that weave together litigation, research, public awareness, policy development, and technical assistance. The Center's goal is not to reform one particular system, but to transform the multiple public systems serving vulnerable children – including education, child welfare, public health, behavioral health, juvenile justice, and workforce development – such that they receive the supports they need to advance and thrive.

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Financial

four stars

99.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 24.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Youth Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Youth Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.16 four stars
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 86.16 three stars
Legal Aid Justice Center (VA) 89.86 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 93.53 four stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 92.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,369,826
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,422,998
Total Contributions $12,792,824
   Program Service Revenue $187,590
Total Primary Revenue $12,980,414
   Other Revenue $47,501
TOTAL REVENUE $13,027,915
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,154,904
   Administrative Expenses $968,948
   Fundraising Expenses $427,423
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,551,275
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,476,640
   
Net Assets $8,992,275

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
FosterEd Initiative $3,770,694 46.2%
Health and Info $1,385,279 17.0%
Juvenile Justice $903,565 11.1%

Ratings History
National Center for Youth Law has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 97.16 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 95.25 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 97.15 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 97.13 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 94-2506933
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CENTER FOR YOUTH LAW
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (462) Legal aid to indigents
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
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 September, 1978
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
$170,736 1.78% Jesse Hahnel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.16 four stars
Public Law Center (CA) 88.36 three stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 87.89 three stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 90.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Youth Law
1212 Broadway
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 835-8098
EIN: 94-2506933

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Board Leadership

Peter B. Edelman
President

CEO

Jesse Hahnel
Executive Director

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