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San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

Pursuing justice. Transforming lives.

four stars

92.22

707 Broadway Suite 1400
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 235-5656   Web Site
EIN: 33-0016681

Board Leadership
Elizabeth L. Brann
Chair

CEO
Amy J. Fitzpatrick
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP) is to provide equal access to the justice system by serving as a bridge between indigent and other disadvantaged people in San Diego County and the volunteer lawyers and others who are willing to donate their time and resources. Since 1983, SDVLP has changed the lives of thousands of poor women, children and men throughout San Diego County. A private, non-profit organization, SDVLP is the county's oldest and most comprehensive pro bono legal services program. SDVLP serves the most vulnerable members of our community: the homeless, abused children, domestic violence victims, elder abuse victims, veterans, immigrants and those with HIV/AIDS. Notably, more than 75% of SDVLP's clients are women and children.

The mission of San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP) is to provide equal access to the justice system by serving as a bridge between indigent and other disadvantaged people in San Diego County and the volunteer lawyers and others who are willing to donate their time and resources. Since 1983, SDVLP has changed the lives of thousands of poor women, children and men throughout San Diego County. A private, non-profit organization, SDVLP is the county's oldest and most comprehensive pro bono legal services program. SDVLP serves the most vulnerable members of our community: the homeless, abused children, domestic violence victims, elder abuse victims, veterans, immigrants and those with HIV/AIDS. Notably, more than 75% of SDVLP's clients are women and children.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
93.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.89
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (CA) 92.22 four stars
Immigration Counseling Service (OR) 88.14 three stars
Legal Voice (WA) 92.71 four stars
Legal Aid at Work (CA) 87.89 three stars
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (DC) 91.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $976,113
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $171,060
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,254,443
Total Contributions $2,401,616
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,401,616
   Other Revenue $519,115
TOTAL REVENUE $2,920,731
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,449,381
   Administrative Expenses $84,525
   Fundraising Expenses $59,969
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,593,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $326,856
   
Net Assets $4,345,731

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
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 92.22 four 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 33-0016681
Name in IRS Master File SAN DIEGO VOLUNTEER LAWYER PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code V26
NTEE Classification Law, International Law, Jurisprudence
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (462) Legal aid to indigents
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,720 6.92% Amy J. Fitzpatrick CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (CA) 92.22 four stars
Support Center for Child Advocates (PA) 91.30 four stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 86.16 three stars
Public Counsel (CA) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
707 Broadway
Suite 1400
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: (619) 235-5656
EIN: 33-0016681

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth L. Brann
Chair

CEO

Amy J. Fitzpatrick
Chief Executive Officer

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