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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Center for Lesbian Rights

The audacity to fight for justice. The perseverance to win.

two stars

79.03

870 Market Street Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 392-6257   Web Site
EIN: 94-3086885

Board Leadership
Emily Doskow & Felicia Medina
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kate Kendell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.03 two stars
  Financial 72.09 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. NCLR is a public interest law firm which litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues. We serve more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families in all fifty states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth. Our impact litigation serves all LGBT people in the United States.

Founded in 1977, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. NCLR is a public interest law firm which litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues. We serve more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families in all fifty states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth. Our impact litigation serves all LGBT people in the United States.

Financial

two stars

72.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Lesbian Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Center for Lesbian Rights on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Center for Lesbian Rights (CA) 79.03 two stars
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (NY) 90.68 four stars
Center on Halsted (IL) 97.46 four stars
Lambda Legal (NY) 89.56 three stars
Equality Florida Institute (FL) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,920,558
   Federated Campaigns $30,195
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $544,930
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,470
Total Contributions $4,510,153
   Program Service Revenue $261,230
Total Primary Revenue $4,771,383
   Other Revenue $-195,970
TOTAL REVENUE $4,575,413
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,687,444
   Administrative Expenses $260,625
   Fundraising Expenses $913,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,861,287
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-285,874
   
Net Assets $1,055,170

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 79.03 two stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 81.58 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.01 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 86.84 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 85.33 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.71 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2012 85.41 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 85.54 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 69.79 one star
2008-12 11/01/2009 90.92 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 85.52 three stars
2006-12 08/01/2007 87.62 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 87.95 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 87.99 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 93.57 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 94-3086885
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1993
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
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$232,560 4.78% Kate Kendell Executive Director

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National Center for Lesbian Rights (CA) 79.03 two stars
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Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 93.32 four stars
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (CA) 89.51 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street
Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 392-6257
fax: (415) 392-8442
EIN: 94-3086885

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Board Leadership

Emily Doskow & Felicia Medina
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kate Kendell
Executive Director

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