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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Bet Tzedek

Justice for all

four stars

91.17

3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (323) 939-0506   Web Site
EIN: 23-7304205

Board Leadership
Meryl Chae
Chairperson

CEO
Jessie Kornberg
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.17 four stars
  Financial 89.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Providing free legal services to those that need them most.

Providing free legal services to those that need them most.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients assisted with legal needs
41,500
Number of volunteers
60,000
Number of small businesses and entrepreneurs represented in our Small Business Development Program.
82
Number of clients seeking legal representation in our Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project.
216
Dollar amount of stolen wages won for low-wage workers.
5,700,000
Number of individuals served through our Transgender Legal Name and Gender Marker Clinics
407
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

89.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bet Tzedek on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bet Tzedek on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bet Tzedek (CA) 91.17 four stars
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 95.74 four stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 87.74 three stars
RAICES (TX) 89.24 three stars
Public Justice Center (MD) 95.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,010,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,099,148
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,925,552
Total Contributions $9,035,425
   Program Service Revenue $111,146
Total Primary Revenue $9,146,571
   Other Revenue $256,574
TOTAL REVENUE $9,403,145
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,662,172
   Administrative Expenses $867,501
   Fundraising Expenses $647,474
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,177,147
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,225,998
   
Net Assets $11,173,472

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
Free Noncriminal Legal Services $6,662,172 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 08/01/2019 91.17 four stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 88.25 three stars
2016-08 10/01/2017 83.87 three stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 78.42 two stars
2014-08 12/21/2016 80.72 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.32 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 77.75 two stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 79.84 two stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 86.60 three stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 91.57 four stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 91.36 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 88.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 81.73 three stars
2008-08 04/01/2010 87.09 three stars
2007-08 11/01/2008 84.88 three stars
2006-08 11/01/2007 83.72 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 88.09 three stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 90.21 four stars
2003-08 11/01/2004 87.02 three stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 84.47 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 23-7304205
Name in IRS Master File BET TZEDEK
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(462) Legal aid to indigents
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 July, 1973
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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$215,000 2.62% Jessica Kornberg President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bet Tzedek (CA) 91.17 four stars
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 91.77 four stars
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (DC) 99.46 four stars
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 86.00 three stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 98.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bet Tzedek
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (323) 939-0506
fax: (323) 549-5880
EIN: 23-7304205

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Board Leadership

Meryl Chae
Chairperson

CEO

Jessie Kornberg
President, CEO

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