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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Legal Aid at Work

Because equity starts with justice at work.

four stars

90.82

180 Montgomery Street Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 864-8848   Web Site
EIN: 94-2783401

Board Leadership
Ellen A. Friedman
Chair

CEO
Joan Messing Graff
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.82 four stars
  Financial 87.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Legal Aid at Work ("LAAW") protects and expands the rights of low-wage workers, their families, and communities by educating about legal rights, providing legal representation, and advocating for more responsive laws. We give free, individualized legal advice-and-counsel to 3000+ workers and unemployed persons across California each year about their job-related legal rights, pursue targeted "impact litigation" cases that promise to improve the laws applicable to everyone, conduct community outreach and education for workers, their advocates, and social service providers, and draft and promote laws, regulations, and policies to strengthen civil and workplace rights at the local, state, and federal level.

Legal Aid at Work ("LAAW") protects and expands the rights of low-wage workers, their families, and communities by educating about legal rights, providing legal representation, and advocating for more responsive laws. We give free, individualized legal advice-and-counsel to 3000+ workers and unemployed persons across California each year about their job-related legal rights, pursue targeted "impact litigation" cases that promise to improve the laws applicable to everyone, conduct community outreach and education for workers, their advocates, and social service providers, and draft and promote laws, regulations, and policies to strengthen civil and workplace rights at the local, state, and federal level.

Financial

three stars

87.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.98
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid at Work on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid at Work on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Aid at Work (CA) 90.82 four stars
The Florence Project (AZ) 97.16 four stars
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (DC) 86.27 three stars
Chicago Bar Foundation (IL) 88.43 three stars
National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NY) 86.98 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,819,353
   Federated Campaigns $3,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $600,676
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,167,698
Total Contributions $5,590,727
   Program Service Revenue $847,164
Total Primary Revenue $6,437,891
   Other Revenue $414,568
TOTAL REVENUE $6,852,459
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,136,305
   Administrative Expenses $625,254
   Fundraising Expenses $735,199
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,496,758
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,355,701
   
Net Assets $10,975,572

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
Legal Aid at Work has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 90.82 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2021 90.30 four stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 87.89 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 91.93 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.54 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.56 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.06 three stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 83.18 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 83.12 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 80.13 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 78.85 two stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 77.23 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.01 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 78.40 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 77.11 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 91.99 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 90.48 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 85.74 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 80.39 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 94-2783401
Name in IRS Master File LEGAL AID AT WORK
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 May, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,087 3.47% Joan Graff President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Aid at Work (CA) 90.82 four stars
Legal Action Center of the City of New York (NY) 90.64 four stars
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (CA) 95.61 four stars
Maine Justice Foundation (ME) 91.86 four stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Legal Aid at Work
180 Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 864-8848
fax: (415) 593-0096
EIN: 94-2783401

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Board Leadership

Ellen A. Friedman
Chair

CEO

Joan Messing Graff
President

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