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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

We tackle the tough cases, we fight, and we win

four stars

91.06

700 14th Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 361-8361   Web Site
EIN: 52-1784938

Board Leadership
John A. Freedman & Kevin H. Metz
Co-Chairs

CEO
Jonathan M. Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.06 four stars
  Financial 88.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs works to create legal, economic and social equity through litigation, client and public education and public policy advocacy. While we fight discrimination against all people, we recognize the central role that current and historic race discrimination plays in sustaining inequity and recognize the critical importance of identifying, exposing, combatting and dismantling the systems that sustain racial oppression. We partner with individuals and communities facing discrimination and with the legal community to achieve justice.

The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs works to create legal, economic and social equity through litigation, client and public education and public policy advocacy. While we fight discrimination against all people, we recognize the central role that current and historic race discrimination plays in sustaining inequity and recognize the critical importance of identifying, exposing, combatting and dismantling the systems that sustain racial oppression. We partner with individuals and communities facing discrimination and with the legal community to achieve justice.

Financial

three stars

88.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 18.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,905,509
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $977,636
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,883,145
   Program Service Revenue $1,588,741
Total Primary Revenue $5,471,886
   Other Revenue $-39,945
TOTAL REVENUE $5,431,941
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,911,553
   Administrative Expenses $632,288
   Fundraising Expenses $563,889
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,107,730
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,324,211
   
Net Assets $4,366,657

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 91.06 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 86.72 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 52-1784938
Name in IRS Master File WASHINGTON LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS & URBAN AFFAIRS
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
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 November, 1992
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,249 4.07% Jonathan Smith Executive Director

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Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (DC) 91.06 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
700 14th Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (800) 361-8361
fax: (202) 319-1010
EIN: 52-1784938

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Board Leadership

John A. Freedman & Kevin H. Metz
Co-Chairs

CEO

Jonathan M. Smith
Executive Director

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