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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Enabling underserved D.C. residents to make their voices heard in the courts

three stars

85.00

64 New York Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 832-6577   Web Site
EIN: 52-0858001

Board Leadership
Allison Binney & Anne Ford
Co-Chairpersons

CEO
Karen A. Newton Cole
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.00 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1964, Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) helps DC residents, families and communities eliminate barriers to overcoming poverty and secure justice with its clients and community stakeholders. Using all available legal and other advocacy tools, NLSP enables underserved DC residents to make their voices heard in the courts and other forums where their rights and protections are at stake, to secure fair and lasting solutions to their problems and to attain their individual, family, and community goals. Our assistance preserves safe and affordable shelter, stabilizes family relationships, protects victims of domestic violence, secures access to healthcare and public benefits and reduces barriers to employment for our clients.

Founded in 1964, Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) helps DC residents, families and communities eliminate barriers to overcoming poverty and secure justice with its clients and community stakeholders. Using all available legal and other advocacy tools, NLSP enables underserved DC residents to make their voices heard in the courts and other forums where their rights and protections are at stake, to secure fair and lasting solutions to their problems and to attain their individual, family, and community goals. Our assistance preserves safe and affordable shelter, stabilizes family relationships, protects victims of domestic violence, secures access to healthcare and public benefits and reduces barriers to employment for our clients.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 11.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Neighborhood Legal Services Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Neighborhood Legal Services Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Neighborhood Legal Services Program (DC) 85.00 three stars
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center (DC) 91.32 four stars
Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Inc. (CLINIC) (MD) 94.06 four stars
RAICES (TX) 86.56 three stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 87.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,351,709
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,102,305
Total Contributions $2,454,014
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,454,014
   Other Revenue $166
TOTAL REVENUE $2,454,180
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,270,408
   Administrative Expenses $217,704
   Fundraising Expenses $100,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,588,735
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-134,555
   
Net Assets $502,262

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 Services $2,270,408 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 85.00 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 86.65 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 52-0858001
Name in IRS Master File NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (59) Other school related activities
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
(480) Propose, support, or oppose legislation
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 March, 1968
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
$152,308 5.88% Karen A. Newton Cole Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Neighborhood Legal Services Program (DC) 85.00 three stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 98.14 four stars
Center for Children & Youth Justice (WA) 86.17 three stars
Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 94.08 four stars
Capital Area Immigrants Rights Coalition (DC) 95.40 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Neighborhood Legal Services Program
64 New York Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (202) 832-6577
fax: (202) 832-1984
EIN: 52-0858001

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Board Leadership

Allison Binney & Anne Ford
Co-Chairpersons

CEO

Karen A. Newton Cole
Executive Director

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