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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Mujeres Latinas en Acción

Building strong, vibrant Chicagoland communities one woman, one family at a time.

three stars

85.69

2124 West 21st Place Chicago, IL 60608
tel: (773) 890-7676   Web Site
EIN: 36-2877520

Board Leadership
Maribel Velázquez Gerstner
Chair

CEO
Linda X. Tortolero
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.69 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mujeres Latinas en Acción on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mujeres Latinas en Acción on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mujeres Latinas en Acción (IL) 85.69 three stars
Classic Wines Auction (OR) 90.10 four stars
Jewish Family & Children's Service of St. Louis (MO) 92.58 four stars
Forty Carrots Family Center (FL) 94.53 four stars
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (CO) 89.93 three stars

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Founded in 1973, "Mujeres Latinas en Acción (Mujeres) empowers Latinas by providing services which reflect their values and culture and by being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives." With this mission and the needs of the community always at the forefront, Mujeres provides high-quality, client-centered, bilingual/bicultural human services addressing critical issues such as domestic violence and sexual assault, leadership and youth development, positive parent support, and economic self-sufficiency. Mujeres also acts as a leading advocate on critical issues to ensure that the voices of those in the communities served are recognized among local and national lawmakers.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,093,077
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,403,473
Total Contributions $2,496,550
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,496,550
   Other Revenue $87,317
TOTAL REVENUE $2,583,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,497,092
   Administrative Expenses $39,023
   Fundraising Expenses $211,851
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,747,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-164,099
   
Net Assets $1,741,486

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 07/01/2017 85.69 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 92.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 95.41 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.09 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 89.95 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 80.50 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 86.35 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.65 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 95.73 four stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 96.01 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 88.72 three stars
2006-06 03/01/2008 82.89 three stars
2005-06 12/15/2006 73.90 two stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 80.08 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 36-2877520
Name in IRS Master File LATIN WOMEN IN ACTION
NTEE Code P84
NTEE Classification Ethnic, Immigrant Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (569) Referral service (social agencies)
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
(564) Family planning
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 November, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,684 4.31% Maria S. Pesqueira Executive Director

Founded in 1973, "Mujeres Latinas en Acción (Mujeres) empowers Latinas by providing services which reflect their values and culture and by being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives." With this mission and the needs of the community always at the forefront, Mujeres provides high-quality, client-centered, bilingual/bicultural human services addressing critical issues such as domestic violence and sexual assault, leadership and youth development, positive parent support, and economic self-sufficiency. Mujeres also acts as a leading advocate on critical issues to ensure that the voices of those in the communities served are recognized among local and national lawmakers.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mujeres Latinas en Acción (IL) 85.69 three stars
Wesley Community Center (TX) 96.66 four stars
Sister Carmen Community Center (CO) 86.54 three stars
Alpha House of Tampa (FL) 95.19 four stars
House of Ruth, Washington, D.C. (DC) 91.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mujeres Latinas en Acción
2124 West 21st Place
Chicago, IL 60608
tel: (773) 890-7676
fax: (773) 890-7650
EIN: 36-2877520

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Board Leadership

Maribel Velázquez Gerstner
Chair

CEO

Linda X. Tortolero
President and CEO

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