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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Fidelis Center for Law and Justice

two stars

72.29

P.O. Box 259837 Madison, WI 53725
  Web Site
EIN: 20-2787890

Board Leadership
Patrick T. Gillen
President

CEO
Brian Burch
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.29 two stars
  Financial 87.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 63.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

87.11

Accountability & Transparency

one star

63.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
89.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fidelis Center for Law and Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fidelis Center for Law and Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fidelis Center for Law and Justice (WI) 72.29 two stars
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing (IL) 87.69 three stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 91.19 four stars
Legal Aid of Western Missouri (MO) 88.08 three stars
The Florence Project (AZ) 97.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,359,298
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $59,550
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,418,848
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,418,848
   Other Revenue $-25,231
TOTAL REVENUE $1,393,617
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,225,099
   Administrative Expenses $103,723
   Fundraising Expenses $116,459
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,445,281
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-51,664
   
Net Assets $229,138

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
Public Interest Litigation $1,134,527 92.6%
Educational Initiatives $90,572 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2021 72.29 two 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 20-2787890
Name in IRS Master File FIDELIS CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 March, 2006
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Brian Burch Executive Director $167,306

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fidelis Center for Law and Justice (WI) 72.29 two stars
Americans for Immigrant Justice (FL) 94.58 four stars
CARPLS (IL) 91.90 four stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21 four stars
Greater Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 85.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fidelis Center for Law and Justice
P.O. Box 259837
Madison, WI 53725
EIN: 20-2787890

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Board Leadership

Patrick T. Gillen
President

CEO

Brian Burch
Executive Director

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