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Equal Justice America

Legal Services Fellowships

one star

68.65

13540 East Boundary Road Building II - Suite 204
Midlothian, VA 23112
tel: (804) 744-4200   Web Site
EIN: 13-3708596

Board Leadership
David Santacroce
President

CEO
Dan Ruben
Executive Director, Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.65 one star
  Financial 56.23 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1993, Equal Justice America (EJA) has become a national leader in providing opportunities for law students and lawyers to work with organizations that deliver civil legal services to those most in need. Our efforts expose a new generation to the urgency for pro bono assistance to our most vulnerable citizens. Students at more than 100 law schools now have the opportunity to take part in the Equal Justice America Fellowship Program. Equal Justice America has sponsored fellowships for more than 4,500 law students to work with over 500 legal services organizations. EJA has paid out more than $11.5 million in grants and has provided approximately free legal e million hours of free legal services..

Established in 1993, Equal Justice America (EJA) has become a national leader in providing opportunities for law students and lawyers to work with organizations that deliver civil legal services to those most in need. Our efforts expose a new generation to the urgency for pro bono assistance to our most vulnerable citizens. Students at more than 100 law schools now have the opportunity to take part in the Equal Justice America Fellowship Program. Equal Justice America has sponsored fellowships for more than 4,500 law students to work with over 500 legal services organizations. EJA has paid out more than $11.5 million in grants and has provided approximately free legal e million hours of free legal services..

Financial

one star

56.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
67.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 248.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Justice America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Equal Justice America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Equal Justice America (VA) 68.65 one star
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RAICES (TX) 86.56 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,047,010
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,047,010
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,047,010
   Other Revenue $89
TOTAL REVENUE $1,047,099
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $886,711
   Administrative Expenses $246,586
   Fundraising Expenses $263,255
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,396,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-349,453
   
Net Assets $-303,751

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
Grants to Legal Service Organizations $886,711 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 68.65 one star
2018-06 07/01/2020 69.94 one star
2018-06 10/01/2019 66.51 one star
2017-06 12/01/2018 73.99 two stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 69.86 one star
2016-06 03/01/2017 69.45 one star
2015-06 08/01/2016 66.90 one star
2015-06 07/01/2016 66.00 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 71.83 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 70.83 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 86.40 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 77.69 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 84.45 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.33 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 74.71 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 61.93 one star
2009-06 09/01/2010 58.03 one star
2008-06 05/01/2009 80.64 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 74.31 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 76.72 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 13-3708596
Name in IRS Master File EQUAL JUSTICE AMERICA INC
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 July, 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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$105,498 7.55% Dan Ruben Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Equal Justice America (VA) 68.65 one star
Cabrini-Green Legal Aid (IL) 89.42 three stars
Justice in Aging (DC) 96.46 four stars
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 85.59 three stars
Prairie State Legal Services (IL) 94.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Equal Justice America
13540 East Boundary Road
Building II - Suite 204
Midlothian, VA 23112
tel: (804) 744-4200
fax: (804) 744-6789
EIN: 13-3708596

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Board Leadership

David Santacroce
President

CEO

Dan Ruben
Executive Director, Founder

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