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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Japanese American Citizens League

Maintaining the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry.

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three stars

83.29

Masao W. Satow Building 1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
tel: (415) 921-5225   Web Site
EIN: 94-1245885

Board Leadership
Jeffrey Moy
President

CEO
David Inoue
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.29 three stars
  Financial 81.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote cultural, educational and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community. Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote cultural, educational and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community. Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.

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Financial

three stars

81.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.45
  Program Expenses Growth -8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Japanese American Citizens League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Japanese American Citizens League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Japanese American Citizens League (CA) 83.29 three stars
Young America's Foundation (VA) 91.35 four stars
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC) 88.29 three stars
re:power fund (MN) 87.62 three stars
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 87.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,044,836
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $541,241
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $92,306
Total Contributions $1,678,383
   Program Service Revenue $240,856
Total Primary Revenue $1,919,239
   Other Revenue $1,630,668
TOTAL REVENUE $3,549,907
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,485,540
   Administrative Expenses $316,013
   Fundraising Expenses $290,355
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,091,908
   
Payments to Affiliates $127,697
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,457,999
   
Net Assets $12,161,408

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
Social Justice and Advocacy $179,414 12.1%
Fellowships, Internships, and Scholarships $156,394 10.5%
Teacher Training Program $105,160 7.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 83.29 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 84.12 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2018 87.74 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 94-1245885
Name in IRS Master File JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
NTEE Code S80
NTEE Classification Community Service Clubs
NTEE Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
Ruling Date April, 1964
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$40,004 1.91% David Inoue Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$78,704 3.76% Stephanie Nitahara Interim Executive Director
$69,328 3.31% William Yoshino Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Japanese American Citizens League (CA) 83.29 three stars
Advocates International (VA) 96.09 four stars
Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (CA) 86.54 three stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 87.17 three stars
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (DC) 94.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Japanese American Citizens League
Masao W. Satow Building
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
tel: (415) 921-5225
fax: (415) 931-4671
EIN: 94-1245885

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey Moy
President

CEO

David Inoue
Executive Director

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