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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Women's Law Center

Expanding possibilities. Eliminating barriers.

99.77

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 99.77
  Financial 99.68
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

99.68

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.02
  Program Expenses Growth 33.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.0%
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) 99.77
The Women's Foundation of Colorado (CO) 91.01
International Women's Media Foundation (DC) 92.18
9to5 National Association of Working Women (WI) 88.28
National Council of Negro Women (DC) 85.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,900,944
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,546,396
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $19,447,340
   Program Service Revenue $174,794
Total Primary Revenue $19,622,134
   Other Revenue $685,545
TOTAL REVENUE $20,307,679
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,721,423
   Administrative Expenses $1,545,371
   Fundraising Expenses $1,126,540
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,393,334
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-85,655
   
Net Assets $63,537,826

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
Time's Up Legal Defense Fund and Network for Gender Equity $6,247,833 35.3%
Health and Reproductive Rights $3,874,172 21.9%
Workplace Justice and Education $3,151,004 17.8%

Ratings History
National Women's Law Center has received 18 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 99.77
2018-06 11/01/2019 98.09
2017-06 02/01/2019 92.29
2016-06 02/01/2018 93.46
2015-06 07/01/2017 96.16
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.23
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.12
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 91.10
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.59
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.49
2011-06 06/01/2012 97.54
2010-06 12/23/2011 91.74
2010-06 11/01/2011 90.37
2009-06 09/20/2011 98.88
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 03/01/2011 98.41
2008-06 11/01/2010 98.20
2007-06 10/01/2008 90.32
2006-06 07/01/2007 94.34
2005-06 09/01/2006 92.50
2004-06 07/01/2005 98.16

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$346,980 1.70% Fatima Goss Graves President, CEO $3,327
Other Salaries of Note
$602,285 2.95% Marcia D. Greenberger Co-President Emerita --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Women's Law Center (DC) 99.77
National Partnership for Women & Families (DC) 85.68
New York Women's Foundation (NY) 89.42
Women's Foundation for A Greater Memphis (TN) 89.89
Healthy Women (NJ) 86.19

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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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