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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

RAICES

Providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrants

three stars

86.56

1305 N. Flores St. San Antonio, TX 78212
tel: (210) 226-7722   Web Site
EIN: 74-2436920

Board Leadership
John Walvoord
Chair

CEO
Jonathan Ryan
CEO, President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.56 three stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

RAICES (Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services) promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. Founded in 1986, by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 130 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state.

RAICES (Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services) promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. Founded in 1986, by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 130 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
91.0%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.23
  Program Expenses Growth 46.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by RAICES on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by RAICES on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAICES (TX) 86.56 three stars
And Justice for All (UT) 96.46 four stars
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 90.83 four stars
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 94.07 four stars
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ME) 96.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $55,290,228
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $55,290,228
   Program Service Revenue $900,093
Total Primary Revenue $56,190,321
   Other Revenue $72,879
TOTAL REVENUE $56,263,200
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,447,782
   Administrative Expenses $859,951
   Fundraising Expenses $874,677
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,182,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,080,790
   
Net Assets $46,189,155

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
Legal Assistance $12,447,782 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 86.56 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 89.24 three stars
2016-12 12/21/2018 89.24 three stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 81.53 three stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 78.71 two 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 74-2436920
Name in IRS Master File REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT CENTER FOR EDUCATION & LEGAL SERVICES
NTEE Code R21
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 April, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,044 1.03% Jonathan Ryan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAICES (TX) 86.56 three stars
Cabrini-Green Legal Aid (IL) 89.42 three stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 94.15 four stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 93.53 four stars
Transgender Law Center (CA) 92.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

RAICES
1305 N. Flores St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
tel: (210) 226-7722
EIN: 74-2436920

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Board Leadership

John Walvoord
Chair

CEO

Jonathan Ryan
CEO, President

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