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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

RAICES

Providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrants

95.04

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

Board Leadership
Dolores K. Schroederr
Chair

CEO
Jonathan Ryan
CEO, President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.04
  Financial 99.80
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

99.80

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.14
  Program Expenses Growth 70.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
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) 95.04
Boston Bar Foundation (MA) 85.90
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 88.08
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (DC) 86.27
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $41,186,787
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $41,186,787
   Program Service Revenue $818,761
Total Primary Revenue $42,005,548
   Other Revenue $499,479
TOTAL REVENUE $42,505,027
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,283,732
   Administrative Expenses $3,842,986
   Fundraising Expenses $2,445,123
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,571,841
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $9,933,186
   
Net Assets $56,122,338

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 $26,283,732 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 95.04
2019-12 08/03/2021 92.22
2018-12 03/01/2020 86.56
2017-12 10/01/2019 89.24
2016-12 12/21/2018 89.24
2016-12 10/01/2018 81.53
2016-12 07/01/2018 78.71

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
$283,077 0.86% Jonathan Ryan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAICES (TX) 95.04
Public Justice Center (MD) 94.14
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 89.94
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 94.94

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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

Dolores K. Schroederr
Chair

CEO

Jonathan Ryan
CEO, President

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