Urban Justice Center

At the Urban Justice Center, we fuel social change by empowering bold advocates who lead the way for a just, fair, and decent society.

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NEW YORK, NY – EIN 133442022  urbanjustice.org

In 1984, Doug Lasdon launched the Urban Justice Center in much the same way: working from a burned out building in East Harlem with almost no funding. We arrived at soup kitchens, jails and shelters (places others would not go) and set up free legal clinics. Today, in spite of social opposition and division, we remain champions of change.

Every year, we incubate groundbreaking new projects that are fighting new wrongs or bringing new approaches to longstanding issues. By providing them with material support, guidance, and a community of fellow advocates with hundreds of cumulative hours of experience, we help them leap over the early, difficult stages of nonprofits growth, and get directly to affecting change in their issue area.

Our longstanding anchor Projects serve tens of thousands of people a year, on critical issues ranging from homelessness, to discrimination, to seeking asylum, to escaping intimate partner violence. The freedom we give our advocates has enabled the creation and growth of groundbreaking initiatives, like our Sex Workers Project, which is the first program in the country to focus on the provision of legal services, legal training, documentation, and policy advocacy for sex workers.

Via our new Social Justice Accelerator, we incubate regular classes of new initiatives, giving them the resources, experience, community, and infrastructure to leap over the hurdles of being an early stage nonprofit and get directly to serving their constituencies.

This two-pronged approach allows us to meet the ongoing advocacy needs of our clients, while allowing us to stay nimble and meet new and emerging social justice issues.

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URBAN JUSTICE CENTER

NEW YORK, NY 10006-1732 | Tax-exempt since Nov. 1991
  • EIN: 13-3442022
  • 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 2020

Fiscal year ending June

2020

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Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DOUGLAS H LASDON (EXEC DIRECTOR) $250,726
SARA SOLFANELLI (EMPLOYEE) $182,499
MADELINE GARCIA BIGELOW (EMPLOYEE) $148,813
IDLIR KALEMI (EMPLOYEE) $121,650
GRETCHEN K NEALON (EMPLOYEE) $109,180
ANN BIDDLE (EMPLOYEE) $102,917
ARNOLD B PEINADO III (SECRETARY) $0
CHARLENE JONES (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID SINGLETON (DIRECTOR) $0
ED TURAN (DIRECTOR) $0
FRED MWANGAGUHUNGA (DIRECTOR) $0
HELEN HERSHKOFF (DIRECTOR) $0
JOEL FRANK (TREASURER) $0
JYOTIN HAMID (CHAIRMAN) $0
KENYATTA CHEESE (DIRECTOR) $0
MARC FALCONE (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL BARASCH (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL COYNE (DIRECTOR) $0
MITCHELL LOWENTHAL (DIRECTOR) $0
PAT BUDZIAK (DIRECTOR) $0
JOHNNY PEREZ (DIRECTOR) $0
RICH EDLIN (DIRECTOR) $0
STEPHEN LOFFREDO (DIRECTOR) $0
BROOKE RICHIE-BABBAGE (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

June 2019

Fiscal year ending June

2019

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990
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Total Revenue

$37,382,810

Total Functional Expenses $40,772,682
Net income -$3,389,872
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $36,067,486 96.5%
Program services $875,997 2.3%
Investment income $135,221 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $214,061 0.6%
Net fundraising -$13,889
Sales of assets $103,934 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $958,146 2.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $11,573,492 28.4%
Other
Total Assets $36,300,626
Total Liabilities $13,880,149
Net Assets $22,420,477
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DOUGLAS H LASDON (EXEC DIRECTOR) $238,569
SARA SOLFANELLI (EMPLOYEE) $172,475
MADELINE GARCIA BIGELOW (EMPLOYEE) $146,365
JENNIFER PARISH (EMPLOYEE) $124,522
IDLIR KALEMI (EMPLOYEE) $110,000
GRETCHEN K NEALON (EMPLOYEE) $109,180
ARNOLD B PEINADO III (SECRETARY) $0
CHARLENE JONES (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID SINGLETON (DIRECTOR) $0
ED TURAN (DIRECTOR) $0
FRED MWANGAGUHUNGA (DIRECTOR) $0
HELEN HERSHKOFF (DIRECTOR) $0
JOEL FRANK (TREASURER) $0
JYOTIN HAMID (CHAIRMAN) $0
KENYATTA CHEESE (DIRECTOR) $0
MARC FALCONE (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL BARASCH (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL COYNE (DIRECTOR) $0
MITCHELL LOWENTHAL (DIRECTOR) $0
PAT BUDZIAK (DIRECTOR) $0
JOHNNY PEREZ (DIRECTOR) $0
RICH EDLIN (DIRECTOR) $0
STEPHEN LOFFREDO (DIRECTOR) $0
BROOKE RICHIE-BABBAGE (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

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Total Revenue

$37,172,181

Total Functional Expenses $35,549,477
Net income $1,622,704
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $34,745,349 93.5%
Program services $1,242,305 3.3%
Investment income $129,939 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $684,537 1.8%
Sales of assets $370,051 1.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $771,218 2.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $13,211,563 37.2%
Other
Total Assets $38,396,206
Total Liabilities $12,729,838
Net Assets $25,666,368
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DOUGLAS H LASDON (EXEC DIRECTOR) $235,043
SARA SOLFANELLI (EMPLOYEE) $155,058
MARY ELIZABETH ANDERSON (EMPLOYEE) $149,976
HARVEY EPSTEIN (EMPLOYEE) $149,386
MADELINE GARCIA BIGELOW (EMPLOYEE) $141,459
ARNOLD B PEINADO III (SECRETARY) $0
CHARLENE JONES (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID SINGLETON (DIRECTOR) $0
ED TURAN (DIRECTOR) $0
FRED MWANGAGUHUNGA (DIRECTOR) $0
HELEN HERSHKOFF (DIRECTOR) $0
JOEL FRANK (TREASURER) $0
JYOTIN HAMID (CHAIRMAN) $0
KENYATTA CHEESE (DIRECTOR) $0
MARC FALCONE (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL BARASCH (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL COYNE (DIRECTOR) $0
MITCHELL LOWENTHAL (DIRECTOR) $0
PAT BUDZIAK (DIRECTOR) $0
PETER KOFFLER (DIRECTOR) $0
RICH EDLIN (DIRECTOR) $0
STEPHEN LOFFREDO (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

June 2017

Fiscal year ending June

2017

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Total Revenue

$31,213,116

Total Functional Expenses $27,537,214
Net income $3,675,902
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $29,813,721 95.5%
Program services $484,684 1.6%
Investment income $244,847 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $332,193 1.1%
Net fundraising $250,278 0.8%
Sales of assets $87,393 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $745,929 2.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $10,604,283 38.5%
Other
Total Assets $30,450,460
Total Liabilities $6,311,985
Net Assets $24,138,475
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DOUGLAS H LASDON (EXEC DIRECTOR) $224,873
HARVEY EPSTEIN (EMPLOYEE) $145,000
MADELINE GARCIA BIGELOW (EMPLOYEE) $131,881
SHANI J ONEAL (EMPLOYEE) $122,292
MARY ELIZABETH ANDERSON (EMPLOYEE) $121,883
ARNOLD B PEINADO III (SECRETARY) $0
JYOTIN HAMID (CHAIRMAN) $0
MICHAEL BARASCH (DIRECTOR) $0
HELEN HERSHKOFF (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID SINGLETON (DIRECTOR) $0
MARC FALCONE (DIRECTOR) $0
STEPHEN LOFFREDO (DIRECTOR) $0
PAT BUDZIAK (DIRECTOR) $0
BETH GOLDEN (DIRECTOR) $0
JOEL FRANK (TREASURER) $0
FRED MWANGAGUHUNGA (DIRECTOR) $0
ED TURAN (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL COYNE (DIRECTOR) $0
KENYATTA CHEESE (DIRECTOR) $0
RICH EDLIN (DIRECTOR) $0
PETER KOFFLER (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLENE JONES (DIRECTOR) $0
MITCHELL LOWENTHAL (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

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Total Revenue

$18,139,416

Total Functional Expenses $17,582,450
Net income $556,966
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $16,313,628 89.9%
Program services $852,312 4.7%
Investment income $115,248 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $345,839 1.9%
Net fundraising $525,093 2.9%
Sales of assets -$12,704
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $747,102 4.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $7,551,732 43.0%
Other
Total Assets $24,458,178
Total Liabilities $4,374,047
Net Assets $20,084,131
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DOUGLAS H LASDON (EXEC DIRECTOR) $221,550
HARVEY EPSTEIN (EMPLOYEE) $140,500
MADELINE GARCIA BIGELOW (EMPLOYEE) $131,552
DENISE MIRANDA (EMPLOYEE) $128,500
SHANI JAMILY (EMPLOYEE) $125,000
ARNOLD B PEINADO III (SECRETARY) $0
JYOTIN HAMID (CHAIRMAN) $0
MICHAEL BARASCH (DIRECTOR) $0
HELEN HERSHKOFF (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID SINGLETON (DIRECTOR) $0
MARC FALCONE (DIRECTOR) $0
STEPHEN LOFFREDO (DIRECTOR) $0
PAT BUDZIAK (DIRECTOR) $0
HOWARD SONTAG (DIRECTOR) $0
BETH GOLDEN (DIRECTOR) $0
JOEL FRANK (DIRECTOR) $0
FRED MWANGAGUHUNGA (DIRECTOR) $0
ED TURAN (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL COYNE (DIRECTOR) $0
KENYATTA CHEESE (DIRECTOR) $0
RICH EDLIN (DIRECTOR) $0
VANESSA SELBST (DIRECTOR) $0
CHARLENE JONES (DIRECTOR) $0
MITCHELL LOWENTHAL (DIRECTOR) $0
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

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990

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990 (filed on Aug. 4, 2016)

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Total Revenue

$14,786,127

Total Functional Expenses $13,885,641
Net income $900,486
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $11,287,471 76.3%
Program services $1,433,842 9.7%
Investment income $114,635 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $218,922 1.5%
Net fundraising $1,310,426 8.9%
Sales of assets $420,831 2.8%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $711,525 5.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $5,990,584 43.1%
Other
Total Assets $22,006,746
Total Liabilities $2,428,515
Net Assets $19,578,231
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DOUGLAS H LASDON (EXEC DIRECTOR) $213,650
HARVEY EPSTEIN (EMPLOYEE) $132,500
MADELINE BIGELOW (EMPLOYEE) $126,170
DENISE MIRANDA (EMPLOYEE) $122,628
MARY ELIZABETH ANDERSON (EMPLOYEE) $116,577
JEFFERY HAROLDSON (TREASURER) $0
MITCHELL LOWENTHAL (CHAIRMAN) $0
MICHAEL BARASCH (DIRECTOR) $0
HELEN HERSHKOFF (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID TOBIS (DIRECTOR) $0
ARNOLD B PEINADO III (SECRETARY) $0
DAVID SINGLETON (DIRECTOR) $0
MARC FALCONE (DIRECTOR) $0
STEPHEN LOFFREDO (DIRECTOR) $0
PAT BUDZIAK (DIRECTOR) $0
MAGGIE LEAR (DIRECTOR) $0
RAQUIBA LABRIE (DIRECTOR) $0
FELIPE ARANSAENZ (DIRECTOR) $0
HOWARD SONTAG (DIRECTOR) $0
BETH GOLDEN (DIRECTOR) $0
JOEL FRANK (DIRECTOR) $0
JYOTIN HAMID (DIRECTOR) $0
FRED MWANGAGUHUNGA (DIRECTOR) $0
ED TURAN (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL COYNE (DIRECTOR) $0
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Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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990

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990 (filed on July 20, 2015)

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Total Revenue

$15,347,771

Total Functional Expenses $10,164,293
Net income $5,183,478
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $13,386,340 87.2%
Program services $1,013,230 6.6%
Investment income $95,485 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $182,073 1.2%
Net fundraising $622,763 4.1%
Sales of assets $47,880 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $685,280 6.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $19,630,237
Total Liabilities $642,183
Net Assets $18,988,054
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
DOUGLAS H LASDON (EXEC DIRECTOR) $205,000
HARVEY EPSTEIN (EMPLOYEE) $129,040
MADELINE BIGELOW (EMPLOYEE) $122,125
DENISE MIRANDA (EMPLOYEE) $115,500
IAN FELDMAN (EMPLOYEE) $113,615
JEFFERY HAROLDSON (TREASURER) $0
MITCHELL LOWENTHAL (CHAIRMAN) $0
MICHAEL BARASCH (DIRECTOR) $0
HELEN HERSHKOFF (DIRECTOR) $0
DAVID TOBIS (DIRECTOR) $0
ARNOLD B PEINADO III (SECRETARY) $0
DAVID SINGLETON (DIRECTOR) $0
MARC FALCONE (DIRECTOR) $0
STEPHEN LOFFREDO (DIRECTOR) $0
PAT BUDZIAK (DIRECTOR) $0
MAGGIE LEAR (DIRECTOR) $0
RAQUIBA LABRIE (DIRECTOR) $0
FELIPE ARANSAENZ (DIRECTOR) $0
HOWARD SONTAG (DIRECTOR) $0
BETH GOLDEN (DIRECTOR) $0
JOEL FRANK (DIRECTOR) $0
JYOTIN HAMID (DIRECTOR) $0
FRED MWANGAGUHUNGA (DIRECTOR) $0
ED TURAN (DIRECTOR) $0
MICHAEL COYNE (DIRECTOR) $0
See filing for 3 more →
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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Total Revenue

$9,201,878

Total Functional Expenses $9,670,005
Net income -$468,127
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,166,875 77.9%
Program services $836,004 9.1%
Investment income $89,932 1.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $314,226 3.4%
Net fundraising $879,175 9.6%
Sales of assets -$84,334
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $4,825,889 49.9%
Other
Total Assets $16,984,932
Total Liabilities $3,624,860
Net Assets $13,360,072
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

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990

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Total Revenue

$8,998,451

Total Functional Expenses $8,324,263
Net income $674,188
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,093,066 67.7%
Program services $957,785 10.6%
Investment income $114,762 1.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $1,038,582 11.5%
Sales of assets $794,256 8.8%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $166,276 2.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $4,272,479 51.3%
Other
Total Assets $17,094,423
Total Liabilities $3,613,471
Net Assets $13,480,952
Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2009

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2008

Fiscal year ending June

2008

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

June 2007

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2005

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2004

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2003

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2002

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2001

Fiscal year ending June

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.


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