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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Equal justice under law

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four stars

90.21

18 Tremont Street Suite 950
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 426-1350   Web Site
EIN: 04-2660498

Board Leadership
Joyce Kauffman
President

CEO
Janson Wu
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.21 four stars
  Financial 86.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (MA) 90.21 four stars
The Trevor Project (CA) 90.34 four stars
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 93.32 four stars
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (CA) 89.51 three stars
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (CO) 85.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,205,578
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $924,693
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $68,007
Total Contributions $4,198,278
   Program Service Revenue $514,069
Total Primary Revenue $4,712,347
   Other Revenue $38,085
TOTAL REVENUE $4,750,432
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,652,305
   Administrative Expenses $363,212
   Fundraising Expenses $429,926
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,445,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,304,989
   
Net Assets $3,619,821

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
Civil Rights Project $1,026,833 38.7%
Transgender Rights Project $708,100 26.7%
Public Affairs and Education $622,804 23.5%
AIDs Law Project $294,568 11.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 02/01/2019 90.21 four stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 83.58 three stars
2016-03 11/01/2016 83.34 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 85.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 12/22/2015 86.21 three stars
2014-03 07/01/2015 88.05 three stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 92.63 four stars
2012-03 12/20/2012 89.77 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.56 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.27 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 85.22 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 81.78 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 84.63 three stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 81.05 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 81.75 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 84.15 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 78.68 two 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 04-2660498
Name in IRS Master File GLBTQ LEGAL ADVOCATES & DEFENDERS INC
NTEE Code R26
NTEE Classification Lesbian, Gay Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
(462) Legal aid to indigents
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 February, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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
$154,430 4.48% Janson Wu Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$162,853 4.72% Mary Bonauto Attorney

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (MA) 90.21 four stars
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (CA) 89.51 three stars
Los Angeles LGBT Center (CA) 94.28 four stars
Keshet (MA) 87.84 three stars
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (CO) 85.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
18 Tremont Street
Suite 950
Boston, MA 02108
tel: (617) 426-1350
fax: (617) 426-3594
EIN: 04-2660498

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Board Leadership

Joyce Kauffman
President

CEO

Janson Wu
Executive Director

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