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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Securing, through the rule of law, equal justice under law

two stars

78.69

1401 New York Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 662-8600   Web Site
EIN: 52-0799246

Board Leadership
James Joseph & John Nonna
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kristen Clarke
President & Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.69 two stars
  Financial 70.14 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonpartisan organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law. The Committee's major objective is to use the skills and resources of the bar to obtain equal opportunity for minorities by addressing factors that contribute to racial justice and economic opportunity. The Lawyers' Committee implements its mission and objectives by marshaling the pro bono resources of the bar for litigation, public policy advocacy, and other forms of service by lawyers to the cause of civil rights.

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonpartisan organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law. The Committee's major objective is to use the skills and resources of the bar to obtain equal opportunity for minorities by addressing factors that contribute to racial justice and economic opportunity. The Lawyers' Committee implements its mission and objectives by marshaling the pro bono resources of the bar for litigation, public policy advocacy, and other forms of service by lawyers to the cause of civil rights.

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Financial

two stars

70.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC) 78.69 two stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 90.41 four stars
Advocates International (VA) 91.57 four stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,883,701
   Federated Campaigns $2,672
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,607,952
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,494,325
   Program Service Revenue $288,611
Total Primary Revenue $4,782,936
   Other Revenue $-133,923
TOTAL REVENUE $4,649,013
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,831,345
   Administrative Expenses $1,481,669
   Fundraising Expenses $1,086,106
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,399,120
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,750,107
   
Net Assets $4,527,410

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
Voting Rights $2,627,756 45.1%
Fair Housing & Fair Lending $868,830 14.9%
Public Education and General Legal $855,426 14.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2017 78.69 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 78.14 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 73.34 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 87.56 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 93.27 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 85.14 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 76.83 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.51 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.98 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 76.96 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 84.39 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 82.09 three stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 85.83 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 77.88 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 88.07 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 62.51 one star
2002-12 04/01/2004 78.76 two 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 52-0799246
Name in IRS Master File LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
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 November, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 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
$417,227 4.96% Barbara Arnwine Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (DC) 78.69 two stars
Wellstone Action Fund (MN) 89.49 three stars
Louisville Urban League (KY) 90.18 four stars
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Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 92.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
1401 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 662-8600
fax: (202) 783-0857
EIN: 52-0799246

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Board Leadership

James Joseph & John Nonna
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kristen Clarke
President & Executive Director

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