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The Florence Project

Providing free legal and social services to detained immigrants in Arizona

four stars

97.16

P.O. Box 86299 Tucson, AZ 85754
tel: (520) 777-5600   Web Site
EIN: 86-0658103

Board Leadership
Milagros Cisneros
Board President

CEO
Lauren Dasse
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.16 four stars
  Financial 99.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

99.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.06
  Program Expenses Growth 42.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
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) 97.16 four stars
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (DC) 86.27 three stars
And Justice for All (UT) 96.46 four stars
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 91.49 four stars
Support Center for Child Advocates (PA) 91.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,568,949
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,568,949
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $11,568,949
   Other Revenue $282,598
TOTAL REVENUE $11,851,547
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,544,242
   Administrative Expenses $750,505
   Fundraising Expenses $609,837
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,904,584
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,946,963
   
Net Assets $13,149,670

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
The Florence Project has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 97.16 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2020 97.14 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.38 three stars
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$114,785 1.28% Lauren Dasse Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florence Project (AZ) 97.16 four stars
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 95.95 four stars
Lawyers Alliance for New York (NY) 90.38 four stars
RAICES (TX) 86.56 three stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Florence Project
P.O. Box 86299
Tucson, AZ 85754
tel: (520) 777-5600
EIN: 86-0658103

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Board Leadership

Milagros Cisneros
Board President

CEO

Lauren Dasse
Executive Director

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