Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

Fighting for the rights of Maine's immigrants

four stars

92.02

489 Congress Street Third Floor
Portland, ME 04112
tel: (207) 780-1593   Web Site
EIN: 22-3260883

Board Leadership
Leslie Silverstein
President

CEO
Susan Roche
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 88.72 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) helps low income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants. ILAP began in 1993 as a volunteer lawyer project providing assistance to about two dozen asylum seekers in Maine each year. ILAP has grown as new immigrant communities have come to Maine and have moved to new areas of the state, and as our immigration laws and policies have become more complex and more difficult to navigate without an attorney. ILAP now has offices in Portland and Lewiston and a bimonthly presence in Milbridge. Increased use of technology, volunteers, and education and outreach help ILAP reach more immigrants throughout the state. Each year, ILAP attorneys and legal staff and more than 250 volunteers provide legal assistance to over 3,000 clients, and conduct education and outreach on immigration law issues for about 1,700 people.

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) helps low income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants. ILAP began in 1993 as a volunteer lawyer project providing assistance to about two dozen asylum seekers in Maine each year. ILAP has grown as new immigrant communities have come to Maine and have moved to new areas of the state, and as our immigration laws and policies have become more complex and more difficult to navigate without an attorney. ILAP now has offices in Portland and Lewiston and a bimonthly presence in Milbridge. Increased use of technology, volunteers, and education and outreach help ILAP reach more immigrants throughout the state. Each year, ILAP attorneys and legal staff and more than 250 volunteers provide legal assistance to over 3,000 clients, and conduct education and outreach on immigration law issues for about 1,700 people.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of clients assisted with legal needs
1,510
Number of clients participating in educational programs
1,794
This impact information is current as of August 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

three stars

88.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
71.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 24.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,250,064
   Federated Campaigns $24,975
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,510
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,333,549
   Program Service Revenue $797
Total Primary Revenue $1,334,346
   Other Revenue $-11,153
TOTAL REVENUE $1,327,848
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $871,796
   Administrative Expenses $128,285
   Fundraising Expenses $134,405
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,134,486
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $193,362
   
Net Assets $1,222,775

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,818 7.91% Susan Roche Executive Director

Mission

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) helps low income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants. ILAP began in 1993 as a volunteer lawyer project providing assistance to about two dozen asylum seekers in Maine each year. ILAP has grown as new immigrant communities have come to Maine and have moved to new areas of the state, and as our immigration laws and policies have become more complex and more difficult to navigate without an attorney. ILAP now has offices in Portland and Lewiston and a bimonthly presence in Milbridge. Increased use of technology, volunteers, and education and outreach help ILAP reach more immigrants throughout the state. Each year, ILAP attorneys and legal staff and more than 250 volunteers provide legal assistance to over 3,000 clients, and conduct education and outreach on immigration law issues for about 1,700 people.

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Charity Contact Info

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
489 Congress Street
Third Floor
Portland, ME 04112
tel: (207) 780-1593
fax: (207) 699-2313
EIN: 22-3260883

Mail donations to:
PO Box 17917
Portland, ME 04112

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Board Leadership

Leslie Silverstein
President

CEO

Susan Roche
Executive Director