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American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education

Serving justice, helping people

three stars

80.14

321 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (312) 988-5927   Web Site
EIN: 36-6110299

Board Leadership
Robert A. Clifford
Chair

CEO
Jackie Casey
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.14 three stars
  Financial 72.21 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) was created in 1961, as the Fund for Public Education, to allow the ABA to solicit and accept tax-exempt gifts and grants in support of law-related public service and educational programs of the Association. The mission of the FJE is to improve the legal system through law-related public service and educational programs which promote quality in legal services, equal access to justice, better understanding of the law, and improvements in the justice system. Each year, the FJE supports nearly 200 ABA programs that are dedicated to improving the legal system and ensuring access to justice for all citizens.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) was created in 1961, as the Fund for Public Education, to allow the ABA to solicit and accept tax-exempt gifts and grants in support of law-related public service and educational programs of the Association. The mission of the FJE is to improve the legal system through law-related public service and educational programs which promote quality in legal services, equal access to justice, better understanding of the law, and improvements in the justice system. Each year, the FJE supports nearly 200 ABA programs that are dedicated to improving the legal system and ensuring access to justice for all citizens.

Financial

two stars

72.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 23.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (IL) 80.14 three stars
Western Center on Law & Poverty (CA) 89.44 three stars
Inner City Law Center (CA) 93.16 four stars
Education Law Center (NJ) 87.47 three stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 87.45 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,448,284
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $10,410,493
   Government Grants $41,508,875
Total Contributions $63,367,652
   Program Service Revenue $1,749,001
Total Primary Revenue $65,116,653
   Other Revenue $662,194
TOTAL REVENUE $65,778,847
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,496,016
   Administrative Expenses $19,091,634
   Fundraising Expenses $1,206,047
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $72,793,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,014,850
   
Net Assets $15,431,071

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
Rule of Law Initiative $33,000,299 62.9%
Commission on Immigration $5,969,787 11.4%
Children and the Law $2,291,588 4.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 12/01/2017 80.14 three stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 77.92 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 80.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 76.10 two stars
2013-08 12/01/2014 81.92 three stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 83.90 three stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 81.59 three stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 82.57 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 74.28 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 71.52 two stars
2008-08 04/01/2010 87.59 three stars
2007-08 11/01/2008 86.27 three stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 86.99 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 81.67 three stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 92.45 four stars
2003-08 11/01/2004 94.32 four stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 94.30 four stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 93.09 four stars
2000-08 04/15/2002 96.81 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 36-6110299
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION FUND FOR JUSTICE AND EDUCATION
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Jack Rives Executive Director $1,228,110

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (IL) 80.14 three stars
Ayuda (DC) 92.74 four stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.14 three stars
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (IL) 91.77 four stars
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (MN) 95.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (312) 988-5927
fax: (312) 988-6392
EIN: 36-6110299

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Board Leadership

Robert A. Clifford
Chair

CEO

Jackie Casey
Director

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