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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Legal Momentum

The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund

two stars

79.91

16 East 34th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 925-6635   Web Site
EIN: 23-7085442

Board Leadership
G. Elaine Wood
Chair

CEO
Carol Baldwin Moody
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.91 two stars
  Financial 75.88 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Legal Momentum's mission is to ensure economic and personal security for all women and girls. Founded in 1970 as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, it is the nation's oldest legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. For nearly 40 years, Legal Momentum has made historic and enduring contributions to the rights and opportunities available to women through its advocacy, litigation, and educational initiatives.

Legal Momentum's mission is to ensure economic and personal security for all women and girls. Founded in 1970 as the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, it is the nation's oldest legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. For nearly 40 years, Legal Momentum has made historic and enduring contributions to the rights and opportunities available to women through its advocacy, litigation, and educational initiatives.

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Financial

two stars

75.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
70.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.97
  Program Expenses Growth -7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Momentum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Momentum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Momentum (NY) 79.91 two stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 90.96 four stars
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC Inc. (DC) 92.45 four stars
Free Software Foundation (MA) 98.55 four stars
Alliance for Justice (DC) 90.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $785,048
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $776,609
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $199,400
Total Contributions $1,761,057
   Program Service Revenue $27,083
Total Primary Revenue $1,788,140
   Other Revenue $20,366
TOTAL REVENUE $1,808,506
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,316,676
   Administrative Expenses $251,003
   Fundraising Expenses $250,444
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,818,123
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,617
   
Net Assets $2,117,434

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 Programs $1,057,811 80.3%
National Judicial Education Program $258,865 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 79.91 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 78.63 two stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 78.25 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 78.87 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 81.78 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 74.58 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 76.92 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 80.31 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 82.00 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 78.67 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.47 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 74.90 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 79.66 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 84.77 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 70.14 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 64.42 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 61.64 one star
2003-06 05/01/2004 65.58 one star
2002-06 06/09/2003 82.03 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 23-7085442
Name in IRS Master File LEGAL MOMENTUM
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 (59) Other school related activities
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 May, 1971
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
$174,430 9.59% Carol A. Baldwin-Moody President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Momentum (NY) 79.91 two stars
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars
Futures Without Violence (CA) 92.92 four stars
Urban League of Nebraska (NE) 87.87 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 91.80 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Legal Momentum
16 East 34th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 925-6635
fax: (212) 925-6635
EIN: 23-7085442

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Board Leadership

G. Elaine Wood
Chair

CEO

Carol Baldwin Moody
President, CEO

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