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The Florence Project

Providing free legal and social services to detained immigrants in Arizona

three stars

89.16

P.O. Box 654 Florence, AZ 85132
tel: (520) 868-0191   Web Site
EIN: 86-0658103

Board Leadership
Ty Frankel
Board President

CEO
Lauren Dasse
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.16 three stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Florence Project is a legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. As a result, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts.

The Florence Project is a legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. As a result, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts.

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Financial

four stars

96.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth 52.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florence Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florence Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florence Project (AZ) 89.16 three stars
Public Law Center (CA) 85.32 three stars
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (MN) 95.32 four stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 90.04 four stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 90.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,844,620
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,844,620
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,844,620
   Other Revenue $59,926
TOTAL REVENUE $4,904,546
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,715,693
   Administrative Expenses $503,276
   Fundraising Expenses $232,327
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,451,296
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $453,250
   
Net Assets $4,765,584

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.16 three stars
2016-12 06/19/2018 86.54 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 86-0658103
Name in IRS Master File FLORENCE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS PROJECT INC
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (462) Legal aid to indigents
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 February, 1991
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
$88,500 1.98% Lauren Dasse Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florence Project (AZ) 89.16 three stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 90.04 four stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 94.05 four stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.90 three stars
National Consumer Law Center (MA) 90.64 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Florence Project
P.O. Box 654
Florence, AZ 85132
tel: (520) 868-0191
EIN: 86-0658103

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Board Leadership

Ty Frankel
Board President

CEO

Lauren Dasse
Executive Director

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