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The Florida Bar Foundation

Leadership and funding for justice in Florida

three stars

89.39

875 Concourse Parkway South Suite 195
Maitland, FL 32751
tel: (800) 541-2195   Web Site
EIN: 59-1004604

Board Leadership
Hala Sandridge
President

CEO
Dominic MacKenzie
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.39 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Florida Bar Foundation was established in 1956 by Florida lawyers and the Supreme Court of Florida to provide greater access to justice. The Foundation accomplishes its mission primarily through funding of programs that expand and improve representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons in civil legal matters; improve the fair and effective administration of justice; and promote service to the public by members of the legal profession by making public service an integral component of the law school experience.
Through strategic grantmaking, the Foundation funds local and statewide civil legal aid organizations and projects to improve the administration of justice and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the legal aid delivery system. The Foundation engages in catalytic philanthropy by investing in training, technology, technical assistance, assessment and capacity-building for legal aid and works to develop and expand innovative pro bono initiatives.

The Florida Bar Foundation was established in 1956 by Florida lawyers and the Supreme Court of Florida to provide greater access to justice. The Foundation accomplishes its mission primarily through funding of programs that expand and improve representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons in civil legal matters; improve the fair and effective administration of justice; and promote service to the public by members of the legal profession by making public service an integral component of the law school experience.
Through strategic grantmaking, the Foundation funds local and statewide civil legal aid organizations and projects to improve the administration of justice and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the legal aid delivery system. The Foundation engages in catalytic philanthropy by investing in training, technology, technical assistance, assessment and capacity-building for legal aid and works to develop and expand innovative pro bono initiatives.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of overall donors
4,309
Average number of dollars received per donor
136
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

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 16.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 76.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Bar Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Bar Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars
Make the Road New York (NY) 86.98 three stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 89.00 three stars
Colorado Children's Campaign (CO) 90.46 four stars
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CA) 87.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,526,499
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,400
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,565,899
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,565,899
   Other Revenue $9,604,387
TOTAL REVENUE $18,170,286
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,667,057
   Administrative Expenses $1,657,778
   Fundraising Expenses $419,803
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,744,638
   
Payments to Affiliates $9,949
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,425,648
   
Net Assets $6,873,851

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
Legal Assistance $11,458,480 83.8%
Administration of Justice $1,106,472 8.1%
Pro Bono Partnerships $778,487 5.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.39 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 79.94 two stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 81.65 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.95 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 84.85 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 84.85 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 89.69 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 91.73 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.46 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 88.95 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 99.05 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 98.93 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 98.79 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 88.56 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 84.83 three stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 85.96 three stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 80.34 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 81.12 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 59-1004604
Name in IRS Master File FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code I12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 June, 1962
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
$161,288 1.02% Bruce B. Blackwell Executive Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CA) 87.15 three stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 95.25 four stars
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (CA) 87.78 three stars
Chinese for Affirmative Action (CA) 90.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Florida Bar Foundation
875 Concourse Parkway South
Suite 195
Maitland, FL 32751
tel: (800) 541-2195
fax: (407) 960-3765
EIN: 59-1004604

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Board Leadership

Hala Sandridge
President

CEO

Dominic MacKenzie
Executive Director

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