The Public Interest Law Project

Ensuring local legal services programs continue to participate in major litigation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons.

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Oakland, CA – EIN 943243666 pilpca.org

Since 1996, the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) has provided crucial litigation and advocacy support to local legal services and public interest law programs throughout California. Responding to the elimination of federal funding for state and national legal services support centers, PILP was established to ensure that local legal services programs could continue to participate in major litigation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons.

The need to defend low income families’ rights to subsistence aid, health care, and affordable housing continues to escalate despite the beginnings of economic growth. Rising rents and new development displace thousands of lower income families, and even with rising revenue government continues to slash safety net programs.

As an IOLTA funded non-profit state support center, PILP spearheads major litigation for legal services programs throughout California to address these issues. Our seasoned attorneys have litigated over 200 high impact cases, drafted key legislation protecting lower income families and are recognized experts in the fields of public benefits and affordable housing.

The primary purposes of PILP are to assist local legal services programs in rendering legal services to lower income persons who are financially unable to afford legal assistance, and to provide technical assistance, training, research and litigation support to public interest law programs and community based organizations on law and policy issues related to housing and community development, public benefits, health, education, welfare, and civil, consumer and economic rights.

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PUBLIC INTEREST LAW PROJECT

OAKLAND, CA 94612-2821 | Tax-exempt since Aug. 1996
  • EIN: 94-3243666
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Public Interest Law, Litigation (Crime, Legal-Related)
  • 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

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

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990

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990 (filed on Feb. 24, 2021)

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990

Total Revenue

$1,855,043

Total Functional Expenses $1,097,146
Net income $757,897
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $934,372 50.4%
Program services $919,330 49.6%
Investment income $1,341 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $111,064 10.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $523,498 47.7%
Other
Total Assets $2,587,424
Total Liabilities $172,236
Net Assets $2,415,188
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Michael Rawson (Exec. Director) $111,064
Miye Goishi (Board Member) $0
Daniel Pearlman (Board Member) $0
Elizabeth Bluestein (President) $0
William N Hebert (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Irma Herrera (Vice President) $0
Maeve Elise Brown (Board Member) $0
Tim Iglesias (Board Member) $0
Armen Nercessian (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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990

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990 (filed on Jan. 22, 2020)

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990

Total Revenue

$1,306,997

Total Functional Expenses $1,007,018
Net income $299,979
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,271,742 97.3%
Program services $32,489 2.5%
Investment income $2,766 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $599,571 59.5%
Other
Total Assets $1,829,710
Total Liabilities $172,419
Net Assets $1,657,291
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Michael Rawson (Exec. Director) $111,064
Miye Goishi (Board Member) $0
Daniel Pearlman (Board Member) $0
Elizabeth Bluestein (President) $0
William N Hebert (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Irma Herrera (Vice President) $0
Peter Meier (Board Member) $0
Tim Iglesias (Board Member) $0
Maeve Elise Brown (Board Member) $0
Armen Nercessian (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

PDF

990

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990 (filed on Feb. 8, 2019)

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990

Total Revenue

$1,075,620

Total Functional Expenses $846,379
Net income $229,241
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,049,278 97.6%
Program services $25,135 2.3%
Investment income $1,207 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $106,564 12.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $387,170 45.7%
Other
Total Assets $1,495,711
Total Liabilities $138,399
Net Assets $1,357,312
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Michael Rawson (Exec. Director) $106,564
Miye Goishi (Board Member) $0
Daniel Pearlman (Board Member) $0
Elizabeth Bluestein (President) $0
William N Hebert (Secretary/Treasurer) $0
Irma Herrera (Vice President) $0
Peter Meier (Board Member) $0
Tim Iglesias (Board Member) $0
Elizabeth Bluestein (President) $0
Tim Iglesias (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990

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990 (filed on Jan. 18, 2018)

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990

Total Revenue

$797,054

Total Functional Expenses $913,141
Net income -$116,087
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $773,269 97.0%
Program services $23,497 2.9%
Investment income $288 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $106,564 11.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $444,953 48.7%
Other
Total Assets $1,283,075
Total Liabilities $155,004
Net Assets $1,128,071
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Michael Rawson (Exec. Director) $106,564
Miye Goishi (Board Member) $0
Daniel Pearlman (Board Member) $0
Robert White (Secretary) $0
Irma Herrera (Vice Chair) $0
William N Hebert (Treasurer) $0
Mona Tawatao (Chair) $0
Peter Meier (Board Member) $0
Elizabeth Bluestein (President) $0
Tim Iglesias (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990

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990 (filed on March 30, 2017)

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990

Total Revenue

$1,002,189

Total Functional Expenses $920,978
Net income $81,211
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $980,178 97.8%
Program services $21,592 2.2%
Investment income $419 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $556,077 60.4%
Other
Total Assets $1,402,538
Total Liabilities $158,380
Net Assets $1,244,158
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Michael Rawson (Exec. Director) $106,564
Miye Goishi (Board Member) $0
Daniel Pearlman (Chair) $0
Robert White (Secretary) $0
Irma Herrera (Vice Chair) $0
William N Hebert (Treasurer) $0
Mona Tawatao (Board Member) $0
Peter Meier (Board Member) $0
Elizabeth Bluestein (Board Member) $0
Tim Iglesias (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990

Total Revenue

$760,272

Total Functional Expenses $1,119,119
Net income -$358,847
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $741,493 97.5%
Program services $17,236 2.3%
Investment income $1,543 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $106,564 9.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $586,732 52.4%
Other
Total Assets $1,275,371
Total Liabilities $112,424
Net Assets $1,162,947
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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990

Total Revenue

$543,330

Total Functional Expenses $1,207,679
Net income -$664,349
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $524,367 96.5%
Program services $14,009 2.6%
Investment income $4,954 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $700,590 58.0%
Other
Total Assets $1,691,169
Total Liabilities $169,375
Net Assets $1,521,794
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$738,203

Total Functional Expenses $1,166,997
Net income -$428,794
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $712,714 96.5%
Program services $13,961 1.9%
Investment income $11,528 1.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $675,414 57.9%
Other
Total Assets $2,349,952
Total Liabilities $163,809
Net Assets $2,186,143
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$2,397,937

Total Functional Expenses $1,146,374
Net income $1,251,563
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,387,630 99.6%
Program services $0
Investment income $2,193 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $8,114 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $674,396 58.8%
Other
Total Assets $2,787,924
Total Liabilities $172,987
Net Assets $2,614,937
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

990-EZ
IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

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

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

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


Last Updated: 2021-09-16 11:05
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