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

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,288 1.02% Bruce B. Blackwell Executive Director, CEO

Mission

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.

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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