Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Advancing Latino civil rights since 1968

three stars

86.84

634 South Spring Street 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
tel: (213) 629-2512   Web Site
EIN: 74-1563270

Board Leadership
Raul P. Lomeli-Azoubel
Chair

CEO
Thomas A. Saenz
President and General Counsel

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.84 three stars
  Financial 87.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1968, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation's leading nonprofit Latino legal organization. Often described as the law firm of the Latino community, MALDEF promotes equality and justice through litigation, advocacy, public policy, and community education in the areas of employment, immigrants' rights, voting rights, education, and language rights. MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.

Founded in 1968, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation's leading nonprofit Latino legal organization. Often described as the law firm of the Latino community, MALDEF promotes equality and justice through litigation, advocacy, public policy, and community education in the areas of employment, immigrants' rights, voting rights, education, and language rights. MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.

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Financial

three stars

87.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.58
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,202,479
   Federated Campaigns $47,571
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $986,040
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,236,090
   Program Service Revenue $2,965,056
Total Primary Revenue $8,201,146
   Other Revenue $50,124
TOTAL REVENUE $8,251,270
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,737,884
   Administrative Expenses $1,126,142
   Fundraising Expenses $413,348
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,277,374
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $973,896
   
Net Assets $10,624,364

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$252,210 3.46% Thomas A. Saenz President and General Counsel

Mission

Founded in 1968, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the nation's leading nonprofit Latino legal organization. Often described as the law firm of the Latino community, MALDEF promotes equality and justice through litigation, advocacy, public policy, and community education in the areas of employment, immigrants' rights, voting rights, education, and language rights. MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.

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Charity Contact Info

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
634 South Spring Street
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
tel: (213) 629-2512
fax: (213) 629-0266
EIN: 74-1563270

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Board Leadership

Raul P. Lomeli-Azoubel
Chair

CEO

Thomas A. Saenz
President and General Counsel