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LatinoJustice PRLDEF

CharityWatch report issued
October 2018

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

LatinoJustice PRLDEF
99 Hudson St.
14th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Other Names

Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Educational Fund

Tax Status


Stated Mission

Champions of civil & human rights; works to create a more just society by using & challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable & accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy & education.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 81%

The percentage of LatinoJustice PRLDEF's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $9

How many dollars LatinoJustice PRLDEF spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
LatinoJustice PRLDEF IRS Form 990 13-2722664
LatinoJustice PRLDEF Audited Financial Statements 13-2722664
Entity: LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-2722664
Entity: LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-2722664

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
meets governance benchmarks.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
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  Name Title Compensation
1 Juan Cartagena President/General Counsel $216,726
2 Jose Perez Deputy General Counsel $185,072
3 John Garcia Director of Communications $137,312
Name: Juan Cartagena
Title: President/General Counsel
Compensation: $216,726
Name: Jose Perez
Title: Deputy General Counsel
Compensation: $185,072
Name: John Garcia
Title: Director of Communications
Compensation: $137,312

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.
According to the LatinoJustice PRLDEF audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 9, Concentration of Credit Risk):

"For the years ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, one institutional donor accounted for approximately 39% and 37%, respectively, of total contributions and 19% and 20%, respectively, of total support and revenue."
According to the LatinoJustice PRLDEF audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 6, Property Held-for-Sale):

"During the year ended June 30, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Organization decided to sell the condominium units that they own and use as their operating facilities in New York City and move their operations to a different location...

"On June 21, 2017, the Organization entered into a contract to sell the units for $10,400,000, subject to approval by the New York State Office of the Attorney General ('Attorney General'). The Attorney General's approval was received on November 18, 2017, and the closing occurred on December 20, 2017. In order to assist the Organization in its search for new operating space, the purchaser agreed to lease back the units to the Organization for $1.00 per month for a period not to exceed nine months from the closing date. At the Organization's option, the lease can be extended on a month-to-month basis for up to an additional three months."
According to the LatinoJustice PRLDEF audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 13, Collective Bargaining Agreement):

"The Organization negotiated a collective bargaining agreement with the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Staff Association, NOLSW, Local 2320, UAW, AFL-CIO, covering certain of its professional employees, which expires on June 30, 2018."

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