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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of cases closed
51,000
This impact information is current as of January 2020, 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

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,044 1.03% Jonathan Ryan Executive Director

Mission

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
RAICES (TX) 86.56 three stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 92.47 four stars
Public Justice Center (MD) 95.02 four stars
Her Justice (NY) 91.88 four stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.14 three 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