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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

RAICES

Providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrants

three stars

89.24

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 89.24 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of cases closed
51,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
94.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 49.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAICES (TX) 89.24 three stars
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 95.74 four stars
Maine Justice Foundation (ME) 89.23 three stars
Institute for Free Speech (VA) 97.23 four stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 98.14 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,944,849
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,944,849
   Program Service Revenue $755,775
Total Primary Revenue $7,700,624
   Other Revenue $498
TOTAL REVENUE $7,701,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,415,230
   Administrative Expenses $300,748
   Fundraising Expenses $53,338
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,769,316
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $931,806
   
Net Assets $4,108,365

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 $6,415,230 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$127,647 1.88% Jonathan Ryan Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAICES (TX) 89.24 three stars
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 91.93 four stars
National Immigration Law Center (CA) 99.30 four stars
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center (DC) 93.74 four stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 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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