NAACP Legal Defense & Educ Fund

LDP is America’s legal counsel on issues of race. Through advocacy and litigation, we focus on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice.

 

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NEW YORK, NY – EIN 131655255  naacpldf.org

LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

The new political landscape and a retrenchment in key areas of civil right poses unprecedented threats to the hard-won gains of the last half century. From new assaults on voting rights, to a renewed push to undermine equal access to quality education, to the reversal of criminal justice and policing reform, we face significant challenges in every area of our work.

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Urban Justice Center

Urban Justice Center
Founded1984
TypeNon-profit
Location
ServicesLegal aid
Class action litigation
Legislative advocacy
Community education
Key people
Douglas Lasdon,
Executive Director and Founder
Staff
100+
Websiteurbanjustice.org

The Urban Justice Center is a non-profit legal services and advocacy organization serving the New York City area. It is known as an incubator for progressive programs and initiatives and for being a significant legal presence in the struggles of New York's poverty stricken and minority populations.[1] Urban Justice Center won the 2020 Webby People’s Voice Award for Law in the category Web.[2]

History

Founded in 1984 as the Legal Action Center for the Homeless by Douglas Lasdon, the Urban Justice Center (UJC) works for vulnerable New Yorkers through direct civil legal, political organizing, legislative advocacy and policy education. Some of the UJC's important legal victories in aid of the indigent include Doe v. City of New York, Tolle v. Dinkins, and joint legal action with other groups against the Grand Central Partnership and the 34th Street Partnership for hiring homeless employees at $1 an hour.[1] The UJC's community building and immigrant aid programming was also recently recognized by New York City by their naming as finalists in the Competition THRIVE.[3]

Originally operating from a burned-out building in Harlem staffed only by Lasdon the UJC has relocated to Lower Manhattan and as of 2013 has a staff of over 100 with an operating budget of over $7.5 million. The UJC has provided 96,000 people with community legal education and has closed 8,881 cases thus far. Real estate deals undertaken by Lasdon in 2007 led to the $5.7 million sale, close to 10 times the initial amount paid for, of the UJC office space at 666 Broadway in 1997. The UJC's headquarters are located on Rector Street, and were purchased with its real estate profits and a $5 million grant from New York City.[4]

The UJC sponsors the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), which works to organize law students and lawyers to develop and enforce legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons.[5] They have offices in New York City, Jordan, and Lebanon.[6] IRAP is a plaintiff in the 2017 decision International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump and co-counsel in Darweesh v. Trump.[7]

Organization

The UJC is made up of 10 anti-poverty projects devoted to specific goals and clientele. Projects are led by directors who are empowered to manage the staffing, fundraising and advocacy work for their individual projects almost autonomously. The Executive Office of the UJC provides overhead funding for the organization and overall mission direction. The Executive Office led by the UJC’s Founder and Executive Director along with two Associate Directors and maintains a support staff of administrators, development and financial officers.[8]

Notable alumni

  • Cory Booker, United States Senator from New Jersey, former UJC Staff Attorney[9]
  • Raymond Brescia, Law professor, former UJC Associate Director and Community Development Project Director[10]
  • Harvey Epstein, New York State Assemblyman, former Associate Director and Community Development Project Director
  • Sally Kohn, Political commentator, former UJC Consultant[11]
  • Erin Siegal McIntyre, Photographer and writer, co-director and co-producer of the UJC-funded documentary "Taking the Pledge"[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Wadler, Joyce (31 October 2000). "Ferreting Out the Legal Rights of the Poor". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ Kastrenakes, Jacob (20 May 2020). "Here are all the winners of the 2020 Webby Awards". The Verge. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  3. ^ Furman, Phyllis (2 July 2014). "Five local organizations named as finalists in city contest aimed at lifting immigrant entrepreneurs". New York Daily News. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  4. ^ Pristin, Terry (4 April 2007). "Nonprofit Doesn't Mean You Can't Wheel and Deal". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Mission & Values". International Refugee Assistance Project. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Our Team". International Refugee Assistance Project. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  7. ^ Shear, Michael D.; Kulish, Nicholas; Feuer, Alan (January 28, 2017). "Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Scaglione, Fred (31 July 2012). "Urban Justice Center Names Two Associate Directors". New York Nonprofit Press. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Mount Union Announces Schooler Lecturer". University of Mount Union. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  10. ^ Ramirez, Anthony (5 May 2006). "Big Cases, Small Pay, and a Lawyer Happy With Both". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Sally Kohn Bio". Politico - Arena. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  12. ^ An Evening of Sex Workers, Pay As You Go. "Pay As You Go Redux". Brown Paper Tickets. Retrieved 7 August 2014.

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IRS data by ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer


N A A C P LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND INC

NEW YORK, NY 10006-1738 | Tax-exempt since April 1940
  • EIN: 13-1655255
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Minority Rights (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

June 2019

Fiscal year ending June

2019

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Fiscal year ending

June 2018

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2018

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2017

Fiscal year ending June

2017

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Total Revenue

$33,949,413

Total Functional Expenses $17,005,637
Net income $16,943,776
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $30,956,176 91.2%
Program services $543,766 1.6%
Investment income $602,215 1.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $7,150 0.0%
Net fundraising -$487,190
Sales of assets $2,093,658 6.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $233,638 0.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,149,957 6.8%
Professional fundraising fees $459,501 2.7%
Other salaries and wages $4,825,344 28.4%
Other
Total Assets $69,880,450
Total Liabilities $9,040,551
Net Assets $60,839,899
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

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990 (filed on July 17, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$12,106,218

Total Functional Expenses $15,225,262
Net income -$3,119,044
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $11,450,575 94.6%
Program services $693,232 5.7%
Investment income $674,836 5.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $2,925 0.0%
Net fundraising -$469,002
Sales of assets -$246,348
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,231,509 8.1%
Professional fundraising fees $403,964 2.7%
Other salaries and wages $4,070,999 26.7%
Other
Total Assets $52,266,314
Total Liabilities $9,583,268
Net Assets $42,683,046
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

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990

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Total Revenue

$18,480,121

Total Functional Expenses $14,892,538
Net income $3,587,583
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $15,682,220 84.9%
Program services $1,955,956 10.6%
Investment income $628,503 3.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$176,126
Sales of assets $389,568 2.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,030,010 6.9%
Professional fundraising fees $941,035 6.3%
Other salaries and wages $3,993,545 26.8%
Other
Total Assets $54,303,424
Total Liabilities $7,312,078
Net Assets $46,991,346
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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Total Revenue

$12,911,115

Total Functional Expenses $13,084,487
Net income -$173,372
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,560,800 74.1%
Program services $2,205,519 17.1%
Investment income $675,383 5.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $12,859 0.1%
Sales of assets $456,554 3.5%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $690,046 5.3%
Professional fundraising fees $695,000 5.3%
Other salaries and wages $4,248,207 32.5%
Other
Total Assets $51,965,428
Total Liabilities $6,909,362
Net Assets $45,056,066
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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990

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Total Revenue

$24,248,320

Total Functional Expenses $15,430,352
Net income $8,817,968
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,461,310 30.8%
Program services $432,555 1.8%
Investment income $543,360 2.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$105,163
Sales of assets $15,916,258 65.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $527,131 3.4%
Professional fundraising fees $478,516 3.1%
Other salaries and wages $4,960,436 32.1%
Other
Total Assets $51,082,143
Total Liabilities $8,640,573
Net Assets $42,441,570
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

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Total Revenue

$16,855,581

Total Functional Expenses $15,541,541
Net income $1,314,040
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $14,091,387 83.6%
Program services $1,709,356 10.1%
Investment income $629,921 3.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $323,111 1.9%
Sales of assets $101,806 0.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $419,813 2.7%
Professional fundraising fees $548,793 3.5%
Other salaries and wages $5,179,670 33.3%
Other
Total Assets $35,098,865
Total Liabilities $3,834,130
Net Assets $31,264,735
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$14,111,313

Total Functional Expenses $13,000,596
Net income $1,110,717
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,923,245 77.4%
Program services $253,474 1.8%
Investment income $682,281 4.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $175,293 1.2%
Sales of assets $2,077,020 14.7%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $249,698 1.9%
Professional fundraising fees $556,765 4.3%
Other salaries and wages $5,452,191 41.9%
Other
Total Assets $34,154,559
Total Liabilities $2,327,183
Net Assets $31,827,376
Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

2010

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990

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Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2009

Fiscal year ending June

2009

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2008

Fiscal year ending June

2008

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2007

Fiscal year ending June

2007

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

June 2006

Fiscal year ending June

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2005

Fiscal year ending June

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2004

Fiscal year ending June

2004

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


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