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New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated

Providing hope for thousands of New Yorkers in need each year.

four stars

92.02

7 Hanover Square 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 613-5000   Web Site
EIN: 13-3505428

Board Leadership
Jill L. Rosenberg
Chair

CEO
Beth Goldman
President & Attorney-in-Charge

  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 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys. Our comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation. NYLAG is unique for its ability to serve not only the abject poor, but also individuals and families who earn slightly above the government-designated poverty threshold. We're able to serve this population because we neither apply for, nor do we receive, Federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding. NYLAG relies heavily on private donations to enable us to serve the lower middle class and working poor individuals who still cannot afford private counsel.

Founded in 1990, the New York Legal Assistance Group provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys. Our comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation. NYLAG is unique for its ability to serve not only the abject poor, but also individuals and families who earn slightly above the government-designated poverty threshold. We're able to serve this population because we neither apply for, nor do we receive, Federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding. NYLAG relies heavily on private donations to enable us to serve the lower middle class and working poor individuals who still cannot afford private counsel.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.67
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 92.02 four stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.48 four stars
The Florence Project (AZ) 89.16 three stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Public Counsel (CA) 92.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,372,160
   Federated Campaigns $1,364,202
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $927,137
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,442,674
Total Contributions $26,106,173
   Program Service Revenue $236,341
Total Primary Revenue $26,342,514
   Other Revenue $-47,536
TOTAL REVENUE $26,294,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,271,791
   Administrative Expenses $2,775,709
   Fundraising Expenses $436,814
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,484,314
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $810,664
   
Net Assets $16,547,572

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
General Legal Services $8,101,516 36.4%
Legal Health Unit $3,895,605 17.5%
Matrimonial and Family Law Unit $1,863,131 8.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 87.14 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 13-3505428
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP INCORPORATED
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
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 November, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,602 0.87% Beth Goldman President & Attorney-In-Charge

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 92.02 four stars
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 91.93 four stars
CARPLS (IL) 94.39 four stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 99.51 four stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 90.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated
7 Hanover Square
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 613-5000
EIN: 13-3505428

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Board Leadership

Jill L. Rosenberg
Chair

CEO

Beth Goldman
President & Attorney-in-Charge

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