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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
09/2015
Name:
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Address:
99 Hudson Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone:
212-966-5932
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1974, California
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Founded in 1974, AALDEF has a 20-person staff of attorneys, community organizers, and policy advocates who conduct multilingual educational campaigns, support grass-roots organizing efforts, advocate for fair government policies, provide assistance at free legal advice clinics and litigate cases. We are assisted by scores of cooperating attorneys from the nation’s top law firms, and we work in cooperation with a wide network of bar associations, member organizations, social service providers and community groups. We focus our efforts in several priority areas: economic justice, immigrants’ rights, voting rights and civic participation, educational equity and youth rights, housing and environmental justice, post 9/11 civil liberties issues, and the elimination of hate violence, police misconduct and human trafficking. Based in New York City, AALDEF is a national organization that seeks racial justice and equality for Asian Americans across the country.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Margaret Fung, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$94,500
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Tommy Shi
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Corporate Development & Transformation Officer / Mercedes Benz USA
Board Size:
19
Paid Staff Size:
20



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet.
Fund raising costs were 15.9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,284,561, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on AALDEF's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Grants

$636,432

Event revenue, net of direct donors benefits of $203,827

499,408

Legal fee awards

161,190

Contributions

148,721

Other

7,417

Interest

1,502

Total Income

$1,454,670

Program Expenses  

Program Services

$1,627,686
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

1,627,686
204,267
308,919

$2,140,872

$(686,202)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative 14% 
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Beginning net assets $2,154,785
Ending net assets 1,468,583
Total liabilities 146,093

Total assets

$1,614,676






 

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