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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated

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

90.54

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.54
  Financial 92.40
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 05/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

92.40

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
88.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 90.54
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 90.73
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (CA) 96.19
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 95.47
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 95.95

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,508,846
   Federated Campaigns $1,434,502
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $23,244,172
Total Contributions $33,187,520
   Program Service Revenue $561,151
Total Primary Revenue $33,748,671
   Other Revenue $273,644
TOTAL REVENUE $34,022,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,568,058
   Administrative Expenses $3,057,535
   Fundraising Expenses $690,439
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,316,032
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $706,283
   
Net Assets $16,662,206

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
Immigrant Protection $6,693,105 22.6%
Legal Health Unit $5,693,231 19.3%

Ratings History
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 05/01/2022 90.54
2019-06 04/01/2021 94.07
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.77
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.02
2016-06 12/22/2017 87.14

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$238,602 0.71% Beth Goldman President & Attorney-In-Charge

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 90.54
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 86.76
And Justice for All (UT) 96.46
Legal Aid Justice Center (VA) 87.26
Her Justice (NY) 90.87

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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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