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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.

three stars

81.34

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 81.34 three stars
  Financial 78.30 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

two stars

78.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
70.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.15
  Program Expenses Growth -10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Japanese American Citizens League (CA) 81.34 three stars
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The Voter Participation Center (DC) 85.55 three stars
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 92.22 four stars
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 95.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $565,485
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $549,364
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,114,849
   Program Service Revenue $204,079
Total Primary Revenue $1,318,928
   Other Revenue $-465,335
TOTAL REVENUE $853,593
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,190,618
   Administrative Expenses $282,829
   Fundraising Expenses $268,751
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,742,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $63,336
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-888,605
   
Net Assets $11,272,803

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
Fellowships, Internships, and Scholarships $192,050 16.1%
Social Justice and Advocacy $151,399 12.7%
Teacher Training Program $61,779 5.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 81.34 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,063 4.82% David Inoue Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Japanese American Citizens League (CA) 81.34 three 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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