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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Winning meaningful, measurable change in the public sector

four stars

90.50

120 Broadway Suite 1750
New York, NY 10271
tel: (646) 292-8310   Web Site
EIN: 13-3839293

Board Leadership
Patricia Bauman and Robert A. Atkins
Co-Chairs

CEO
Michael Waldman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.50 four stars
  Financial 92.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.96
  Program Expenses Growth 16.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 90.50 four stars
FairVote (MD) 88.95 three stars
National Council of La Raza (DC) 92.83 four stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 93.37 four stars
Advancement Project (CA) 91.12 four stars

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The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center's work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them - in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,384,219
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $932,894
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,317,113
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,317,113
   Other Revenue $-68,373
TOTAL REVENUE $15,248,740
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,233,200
   Administrative Expenses $1,928,554
   Fundraising Expenses $1,263,780
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,425,534
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,823,206
   
Net Assets $11,083,733

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.50 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.49 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 92.87 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 92.76 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.40 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 79.11 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 95.64 four stars
2006-08 12/15/2007 90.46 four stars
2005-08 12/15/2006 90.22 four stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 80.14 three stars
2003-08 10/01/2004 86.48 three stars
2002-08 10/01/2003 92.58 four stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 90.33 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 13-3839293
Name in IRS Master File WILLIAM J BRENNAN JR CENTER FOR JUSTICE INC
NTEE Code B40
NTEE Classification Higher Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 September, 1995
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$352,618 2.83% Michael Waldman President

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center's work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them - in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 90.50 four stars
Taproot Foundation (CA) 89.77 three stars
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MA) 88.14 three stars
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 91.69 four stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
120 Broadway
Suite 1750
New York, NY 10271
tel: (646) 292-8310
fax: (212) 463-7308
EIN: 13-3839293

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Board Leadership

Patricia Bauman and Robert A. Atkins
Co-Chairs

CEO

Michael Waldman
President

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