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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Legal Momentum

The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund

82.18

32 Broadway Suite 1801
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 925-6635   Web Site
EIN: 23-7085442

Board Leadership
Eileen Simon
Chair

CEO
Carol Baldwin Moody
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.18
  Financial 75.12
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

75.12

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.9%
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) 82.18
ACLU Foundation of Southern California (CA) 94.54
Urban League of Nebraska (NE) 88.90
Young America's Foundation (VA) 93.82
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC) 97.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $985,829
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $316,789
Total Contributions $1,302,618
   Program Service Revenue $50,156
Total Primary Revenue $1,352,774
   Other Revenue $25,463
TOTAL REVENUE $1,378,237
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,569,874
   Administrative Expenses $270,862
   Fundraising Expenses $182,624
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,023,360
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-645,123
   
Net Assets $1,412,608

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 $1,316,230 83.8%
National Judicial Education Program $253,644 16.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 82.18
2019-06 06/01/2020 79.91
2018-06 08/01/2019 78.63
2017-06 02/01/2019 78.25
2016-06 12/01/2017 78.87
2015-06 10/01/2016 81.78
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.94
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 74.58
2013-06 09/01/2014 76.92
2012-06 09/01/2013 80.31
2011-06 11/06/2012 82.00
2010-06 11/01/2011 78.67
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.47
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 74.90
2008-06 02/01/2010 79.66
2007-06 05/01/2009 84.77
2006-06 05/01/2007 70.14
2005-06 07/01/2006 64.42
2004-06 07/01/2005 61.64
2003-06 05/01/2004 65.58

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
$200,138 9.89% Carol A. Baldwin-Moody President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Momentum (NY) 82.18
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation (OH) 93.14
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 91.67
Public Advocates (CA) 88.38
The Sikh Coalition (NY) 93.63

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Charity Contact Info

Legal Momentum
32 Broadway
Suite 1801
New York, NY 10004
tel: (212) 925-6635
EIN: 23-7085442

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Board Leadership

Eileen Simon
Chair

CEO

Carol Baldwin Moody
President, CEO

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