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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

The Florida Bar Foundation

Leadership and funding for justice in Florida

93.17

875 Concourse Parkway South Suite 195
Maitland, FL 32751
tel: (407) 960-7000   Web Site
EIN: 59-1004604

Board Leadership
Hon. Suzanne Van Wyk
President

CEO
Dominic MacKenzie
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.17
  Financial 90.35
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

90.35

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.61
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.9%
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) 93.17
The Sikh Coalition (NY) 95.99
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (DC) 97.17
American Immigration Council (DC) 92.05
Colorado Children's Campaign (CO) 90.47

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,066,356
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,066,356
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,066,356
   Other Revenue $8,858,591
TOTAL REVENUE $24,924,947
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,454,231
   Administrative Expenses $1,327,054
   Fundraising Expenses $240,138
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,021,423
   
Payments to Affiliates $8,800
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,903,524
   
Net Assets $25,682,509

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 $11,095,757 89.1%
Pro Bono Partnerships $693,710 5.6%
Administration of Justice $571,328 4.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 04/01/2022 93.17
2019-06 05/01/2021 87.62
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.39
2017-06 12/01/2018 79.94
2016-06 12/22/2017 81.65
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.39
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.62
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.95
2013-06 02/01/2015 84.85
2012-06 12/01/2013 84.85
2011-06 11/06/2012 89.69
2010-06 11/01/2011 91.73
2009-06 09/20/2011 84.46
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 88.95
2008-06 08/01/2009 99.05
2007-06 10/01/2008 98.93
2006-06 07/01/2007 98.79
2005-06 09/01/2006 88.56
2004-06 07/01/2005 84.83
2003-06 07/01/2004 85.96

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,117 1.32% Dominic C. Mackenzie Executive Director, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 93.17
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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 93.32

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Charity Contact Info

The Florida Bar Foundation
875 Concourse Parkway South
Suite 195
Maitland, FL 32751
tel: (407) 960-7000
fax: (407) 960-3765
EIN: 59-1004604

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Board Leadership

Hon. Suzanne Van Wyk
President

CEO

Dominic MacKenzie
Executive Director

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