Laf in Chicago, Illinois (IL)

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Employer Identification Number (EIN)362754650
Name of OrganizationLaf
Address120 S La Salle St Ste 900, Chicago, IL 60603-3425
ActivitiesDefense of human and civil rights
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date02/1973
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2012
Assets$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Income$10,000,000 to $49,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$15,715,592
Amount of Income$18,238,460
Form 990 Revenue Amount$17,833,916
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Crime, Legal-Related: Legal Services

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Amount of income in 2012: $18,238,460 (it was $14,455,135 in 2011)

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Assets in 2012: $15,715,592 (it was $10,559,786 in 2011)

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Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Functional expenses for 2011

Support schedule

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$14,455,135
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$13,272,735
Program Service Revenue$108,385
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$54,765
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$32,574
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$1,275,676 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$1,243,102 / $0
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$32,574 / $0
Net loss from fundraising events$-15,912
Gross income from fundraising events$52,330
Less: direct expenses$68,242
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$1,002,588
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$13,882,926
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$169,873
Other salaries and wages$8,781,116
Payroll taxes$646,169
Professional fundraising services$0
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$10,559,786
Total liabilities$5,140,511
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$131,329
Total net assets or fund balances$5,419,275
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total Support$67,493,363
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$66,889,327
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$604,036
Gross receipts from related activities, etc.$0
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Organizations performing similar types of work
IdNameAddressStateEstablishedTotal Income
1Legal Aid Society Of Northeastern New York Inc55 Colvin Ave, Albany, NY 12206-1107NY1967-03$6,264,513
2Chicago Legal Clinic Inc2938 E 91st St, Chicago, IL 60617-4208IL1983-02$3,043,119
3Center For Child Protection, The Travis County Childrens Advocac8509 Fm 969, Austin, TX 78724-5769TX1990-07$2,950,909
4Centro Legal Inc2610 Uniersity Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114-2007MN1981-11$670,677
5Local 639 Public Sector Legal Services Trust3130 Ames Pl Ne, Washington, DC 20018-1513DC1993-04$277,669
6Legal Services Of New Jersey Inc100 Metroplex Dr Ste 402, Edison, NJ 08817-2684NJ1975-07$29,333,587
7Pennslyvania Legal Aid Network118 Locust St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1414PA1974-07$22,277,650
8Laf120 S La Salle St Ste 900, Chicago, IL 60603-3425IL1973-02$18,238,460
9Legal Aid Foundation Of Los Angeles1102 S Crenshaw Bl 60, Los Angeles, CA 90019-3111CA1943-02$18,033,037
10Maryland Legal Services Corp15 Charles Plz Ste 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-3994MD1988-01$17,233,369
11National Right To Work Legal Defense & Education Foundation Inc8001 Braddock Rd Ste 600, Springfield, VA 22151-2110VA1980-06$16,227,747
12Massachusetts Legal Assistance7 Winthrop Sq Fl 2, Boston, MA 02110-1245MA1984-08$15,958,494
13Legal Aid Society Of Suffolk County Inc400 Carleton Ave 4th Flr, Centeral Islip, NY 11722-4504NY1958-01$15,318,646
14National Consumer Law Center Inc7 Winthrop Sq Fl 4, Boston, MA 02110-1245MA1973-12$15,057,968
15Legal Services For New York City40 Worth Street 6th Floor, New York City, NY 10013-2904NY1968-04$14,991,013
16Associated Counsel For The Accused110 Prefontained Place South, Seattle, WA 98104-2677WA1976-05$13,944,154
17Defender Association810 3rd Ave Ste 800, Seattle, WA 98104-1695WA1970-02$12,857,981
18Georgia Legal Services Program Inc104 Marietta St Nw Ste 250, Atlanta, GA 30303-2706GA1973-12$11,258,878
19California Appellate Project101 2nd St Ste 600, San Francisco, CA 94105-3647CA1984-07$10,723,687
20Legal Aid Of Western Missouri1125 Grand Blvd Ste 1900, Kansas City, MO 64106-2500MO1965-02$10,090,534
21Connecticut Legal Services Inc62 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457-2828CT1978-05$9,979,778
22Legal Services Corporation Of Virginia, Potorac Law Office700 E Main St Ste 1504, Richmond, VA 23219-2604VA1975-12$9,804,332
23Community Legal Services Inc1424 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2556PA1967-11$9,633,148
24Pacific Legal Foundation930 G St, Sacramento, CA 95814-1802CA1973-06$9,533,587
25Legal Services Alabama Inc207 Montgomery St 5th Flr, Montgomery, AL 36104-3541AL1978-09$8,951,639
26Prairie State Legal Services Inc303 N Main St Ste 600, Rockford, IL 61101-1050IL1977-09$8,597,342
27Land Of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation8787 State Street, East St Louis, IL 62203-2026IL1976-07$7,475,037
28Cabrini-Green Legal Aid Clinic Inc740 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642-8080IL1975-12$1,417,782
29Dupage Legal Assistance Foundation126 S County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187-4597IL1976-05$480,668
30Citizen Advocacy Center182 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126-2715IL1994-03$238,342
Number of organizations performing similar types of work
District of Columbia7
North Carolina9
North Dakota1
New Jersey5
New Mexico2
New York30
Rhode Island1
South Carolina9
West Virginia4
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