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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Immigration Law Center

Protecting and promoting the rights of low income immigrants and their family members

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four stars

99.30

3450 Wilshire Blvd., Box #108-62 Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (213) 639-3900   Web Site
EIN: 95-4539765

Board Leadership
Sara K. Gould
Chair

CEO
Marielena Hincapié
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.30 four stars
  Financial 99.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Over the past 34 years, NILC has won landmark legal decisions protecting fundamental rights, thwarted policies that would have devastated the well-being of low-income immigrants and their family members, and advanced policies that reinforce and promote equality, opportunity, and justice for all.

NILC uses multiple strategies to advance its mission, including policy analysis, litigation, advocacy, communications, and education. Advocates across the country rely on NILC's unique ability to employ these integrated approaches in its work, and provide them with the tools and information they need to shape their own advocacy efforts.

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Over the past 34 years, NILC has won landmark legal decisions protecting fundamental rights, thwarted policies that would have devastated the well-being of low-income immigrants and their family members, and advanced policies that reinforce and promote equality, opportunity, and justice for all.

NILC uses multiple strategies to advance its mission, including policy analysis, litigation, advocacy, communications, and education. Advocates across the country rely on NILC's unique ability to employ these integrated approaches in its work, and provide them with the tools and information they need to shape their own advocacy efforts.

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Financial

four stars

99.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.42
  Program Expenses Growth 36.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Immigration Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Immigration Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Immigration Law Center (CA) 99.30 four stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 90.32 four stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 98.14 four stars
Western Center on Law & Poverty (CA) 88.05 three stars
And Justice for All (UT) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,640,950
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,499
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $253,379
Total Contributions $19,917,828
   Program Service Revenue $277,841
Total Primary Revenue $20,195,669
   Other Revenue $143,969
TOTAL REVENUE $20,339,638
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,070,736
   Administrative Expenses $1,338,163
   Fundraising Expenses $932,790
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,341,689
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,997,949
   
Net Assets $21,385,686

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
Defending Immigrant Youth and Families $1,877,989 20.7%
Challenging Policies and Criminalization of Immigrants $1,728,180 19.1%
Health and Economic Security Program $1,164,288 12.8%

Ratings History
National Immigration Law Center has received 11 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 99.30 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 95.50 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 99.77 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 91.70 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.34 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 97.35 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 97.20 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.75 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 90.73 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 92.12 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 95.80 four stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 95.91 four stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 82.87 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 81.88 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 78.08 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 83.62 three 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 95-4539765
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER
NTEE Code R20
NTEE Classification Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(449) Other civil rights activities
(120) Publishing activities
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, 1995
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
$178,896 1.57% Marielena Hincapie Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Immigration Law Center (CA) 99.30 four stars
The Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (CA) 91.93 four stars
Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 88.29 three stars
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (IL) 86.04 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Immigration Law Center
3450 Wilshire Blvd., Box #108-62
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (213) 639-3900
fax: (213) 639-3911
EIN: 95-4539765

Mail donations to:
3450 Wilshire Blvd. #108 - 62
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Board Leadership

Sara K. Gould
Chair

CEO

Marielena Hincapié
Executive Director

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