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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking)

Equal Justice Works

Helping lawyers help community

four stars

91.26

1730 M St., NW Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 466-3686   Web Site
EIN: 52-1469738

Board Leadership
Kim Koopersmith
Chair

CEO
David Stern
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.26 four stars
  Financial 94.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2016 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Justice Works on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Justice Works on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
Treatment Advocacy Center (VA) 89.32 three stars
Louisville Urban League (KY) 91.45 four stars
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.83 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (NY) 94.07 four stars

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Equal Justice Works is dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. To achieve this, we offer a continuum of opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes. To help foster public interest values in students, we collaborate with law schools to expand public interest programming on law school campuses. The Equal Justice Works Fellowships programs fund hundreds of public interest attorneys each year to close the justice gap on issues such as foreclosure, community economic development, immigration, civil rights, homelessness, access to healthcare, and domestic violence.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,205,879
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $386,000
   Fundraising Events $2,826,085
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,504,135
Total Contributions $14,922,099
   Program Service Revenue $60,300
Total Primary Revenue $14,982,399
   Other Revenue $77,359
TOTAL REVENUE $15,059,758
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,858,707
   Administrative Expenses $1,322,378
   Fundraising Expenses $900,743
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,081,828
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $977,930
   
Net Assets $15,283,023

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
Fellowships $6,675,984 56.3%
AmeriCorps Legal Fellows $4,030,329 34.0%
Law School Engagement and Advocacy $871,714 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 10/01/2016 91.26 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.70 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 88.98 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 90.04 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2013 91.07 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 52-1469738
Name in IRS Master File EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS
NTEE Code I11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
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, 1986
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
$230,921 1.63% David Stern Executive Director

Equal Justice Works is dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. To achieve this, we offer a continuum of opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes. To help foster public interest values in students, we collaborate with law schools to expand public interest programming on law school campuses. The Equal Justice Works Fellowships programs fund hundreds of public interest attorneys each year to close the justice gap on issues such as foreclosure, community economic development, immigration, civil rights, homelessness, access to healthcare, and domestic violence.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
American Jewish Committee (NY) 88.34 three stars
Latino Policy Forum (IL) 86.10 three stars
Operation HOPE (CA) 92.14 four stars
American Family Association (MS) 96.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Equal Justice Works
1730 M St., NW
Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 466-3686
fax: (202) 429-9766
EIN: 52-1469738

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Board Leadership

Kim Koopersmith
Chair

CEO

David Stern
Executive Director

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