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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Women's Law Center

Expanding possibilities. Eliminating barriers.

four stars

92.29

11 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 588-5180   Web Site
EIN: 52-1213010

Board Leadership
Jane Sherburne
Chair

CEO
Fatima Goss Graves
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.29 four stars
  Financial 89.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC): We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives-at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income - and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation.

The National Women's Law Center (NWLC): We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives-at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income - and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation.

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Financial

three stars

89.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.45
  Program Expenses Growth -1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Women's Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Women's Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Women's Law Center (DC) 92.29 four stars
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NY) 88.48 three stars
Women's Media Center (DC) 89.33 three stars
Women's Law Project (PA) 86.63 three stars
New York Women's Foundation (NY) 91.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,527,679
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $924,301
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,451,980
   Program Service Revenue $88,550
Total Primary Revenue $11,540,530
   Other Revenue $576,995
TOTAL REVENUE $12,117,525
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,458,021
   Administrative Expenses $1,434,076
   Fundraising Expenses $704,296
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,596,393
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,521,132
   
Net Assets $44,205,631

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
Income Security and Education $3,290,391 38.9%
Workplace Justice and Women's Legal Rights $3,036,705 35.9%
Health and Reproductive Rights $2,130,925 25.2%

Ratings History
National Women's Law Center has received 16 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 92.29 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 93.46 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 96.16 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 91.10 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.59 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.49 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 97.54 four stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 91.74 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 90.37 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 98.88 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 03/01/2011 98.41 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2010 98.20 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 90.32 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 94.34 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 92.50 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 98.16 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 98.15 four stars
2002-06 04/01/2004 95.79 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 52-1213010
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL WOMENS LAW CENTER
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 (431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
(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 April, 1981
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$405,525 3.82% Marcia D. Greenberger Co-President $297
Other Salaries of Note
$401,260 3.78% Nancy Campbell Co-President $1,800

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Women's Law Center (DC) 92.29 four stars
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NY) 88.48 three stars
Washington Area Women's Foundation (DC) 91.40 four stars
National Council of Jewish Women (NY) 86.53 three stars
Women's Media Center (DC) 89.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Women's Law Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 588-5180
fax: (202) 588-5185
EIN: 52-1213010

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Board Leadership

Jane Sherburne
Chair

CEO

Fatima Goss Graves
President, CEO

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