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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

four stars

98.84

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 98.84 four stars
  Financial 98.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center is the leading national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of the most vulnerable immigrants and their loved ones. Believing that everyone living in the U.S. should have equal access to justice, resources, and opportunities that allow them to achieve their full human potential, NILC advances its mission through a racial, economic, and gender justice and equity lens.

The strategic framework guiding NILC's work focuses on three, interconnected strategies: legal and policy advocacy to advance progressive, systemic, transformational policy solutions; movement-building to help build a healthier and more powerful immigrant justice movement; and narrative and culture change to shift public debate toward the notion that - no matter where a person is born or how much money they have - everyone has an equitable stake in shaping the country's future.

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center is the leading national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of the most vulnerable immigrants and their loved ones. Believing that everyone living in the U.S. should have equal access to justice, resources, and opportunities that allow them to achieve their full human potential, NILC advances its mission through a racial, economic, and gender justice and equity lens.

The strategic framework guiding NILC's work focuses on three, interconnected strategies: legal and policy advocacy to advance progressive, systemic, transformational policy solutions; movement-building to help build a healthier and more powerful immigrant justice movement; and narrative and culture change to shift public debate toward the notion that - no matter where a person is born or how much money they have - everyone has an equitable stake in shaping the country's future.

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Financial

four stars

98.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 23.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Immigration Law Center (CA) 98.84 four stars
Public Counsel (CA) 90.34 four stars
Catholic Legal Immigration Network. Inc. (CLINIC) (MD) 94.06 four stars
Immigration Counseling Service (OR) 88.14 three stars
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 91.27 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,755,009
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $345,292
Total Contributions $15,100,301
   Program Service Revenue $1,278,037
Total Primary Revenue $16,378,338
   Other Revenue $417,752
TOTAL REVENUE $16,796,090
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,200,306
   Administrative Expenses $1,786,322
   Fundraising Expenses $1,050,627
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,037,255
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,758,835
   
Net Assets $25,069,167

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
Promoting Health and Economic Well-Being for All $3,446,661 33.8%
Challenging Policies and Criminalization of Immigrants $1,704,411 16.7%
Advancing Pro-Immigrant Policy Solutions $603,210 5.9%

Ratings History
National Immigration Law Center has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 98.84 four stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,506 1.55% Marielena Hincapie Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Immigration Law Center (CA) 98.84 four stars
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NY) 91.21 four stars
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (MA) 87.27 three stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.16 four stars
Neighborhood Legal Services Association (PA) 92.02 four 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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