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First Defense Legal Aid

Organization summary

Type of Nonprofit

Designated as a 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.

Category: Crime, Legal-Related / Legal Services (NTEE)

Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

Summary charts: organization finances over time

Revenue
$631k (2020)

Expenses
$637k (2020)

Total Assets
$72.9k (2020)

Total Liabilities
$12.6k (2020)

Years with missing data
Source: Form 990 tax filings from 2011 to 2020

Tax Filings by Year

Form 990 is an information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly with the IRS. Nonprofit Explorer has IRS digitized Form 990 data for filings processed in 2012 and later. If this organization filed an amended return, it may not be reflected below. Duplicate download links may indicate a resubmission or amendment to this organization's original return. Form 990 data is from the IRS.

Fiscal Year Ending June
2020

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$631,126
Expenses
$637,267
Net Income
-$6,141
Net Assets
$60,230
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $631,126
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $395,530
62.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $72,872
Total Liabilities $12,642
Net Assets $60,230
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
R Blazejowski (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Clinton Davis (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Jessica Hunter (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Cathy Hareas (Director) $0 $0 $0
R Bala Keen (Director) $0 $0 $0
Dan Fenske (Director) $0 $0 $0
Scott T Kamin (Director) $0 $0 $0
C Tolliver (Director) $0 $0 $0
Leena Odeh (Director) $0 $0 $0
G Gutierrez (Director) $0 $0 $0
Tim Walker (Director) $0 $0 $0
Hugh Mundy (Director) $0 $0 $0
Kristine Neal (Director) $0 $0 $0
S Rahmany (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2019

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$717,030
Expenses
$719,865
Net Income
-$2,835
Net Assets
$66,371
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $717,030
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $448,582
62.3%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $69,515
Total Liabilities $3,144
Net Assets $66,371
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
R Blazejowski (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Clinton Davis (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Jessica Hunter (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Cathy Hareas (Director) $0 $0 $0
R Bala Keen (Director) $0 $0 $0
Dan Fenske (Director) $0 $0 $0
Scott T Kamin (Director) $0 $0 $0
C Tolliver (Director) $0 $0 $0
Leena Odeh (Director) $0 $0 $0
G Gutierrez (Director) $0 $0 $0
Tim Walker (Director) $0 $0 $0
Hugh Mundy (Director) $0 $0 $0
Kristine Neal (Director) $0 $0 $0
S Rahmany (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2017

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$406,512
Expenses
$395,005
Net Income
$11,507
Net Assets
$61,450
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $406,512
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $213,678
54.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $86,450
Total Liabilities $25,000
Net Assets $61,450
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
R Blazejowski (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Clinton Davis (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Jessica Hunter (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Cathy Hareas (Director) $0 $0 $0
R Bala Keen (Director) $0 $0 $0
Dan Fenske (Director) $0 $0 $0
Scott T Kamin (Director) $0 $0 $0
C Tolliver (Director) $0 $0 $0
Leena Odeh (Director) $0 $0 $0
G Gutierrez (Director) $0 $0 $0
Tim Walker (Director) $0 $0 $0
Hugh Mundy (Director) $0 $0 $0
Kristine Neal (Director) $0 $0 $0
S Rahmany (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2016

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$206,089
Expenses
$267,214
Net Income
-$61,125
Net Assets
$48,119
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $206,089
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $172,006
64.4%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $48,119
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $48,119

No Document Links

The IRS has provided extracted financial data for this filing, but has not yet released the source documents.

Fiscal Year Ending June
2015

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$218,457
Expenses
$218,363
Net Income
$94
Net Assets
$121,449
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $218,457
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $129,836
59.5%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $141,449
Total Liabilities $20,000
Net Assets $121,449

No Document Links

The IRS has provided extracted financial data for this filing, but has not yet released the source documents.

Fiscal Year Ending June
2014

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$200,496
Expenses
$176,838
Net Income
$23,658
Net Assets
$106,355
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $200,496
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $116,552
65.9%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $106,355
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $106,355

No Document Links

The IRS has provided extracted financial data for this filing, but has not yet released the source documents.

Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2013

No Extracted Financial Data

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

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2013

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$171,701
Expenses
$127,544
Net Income
$44,157
Net Assets
$82,697
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $171,701
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $81,286
63.7%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $82,697
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $82,697

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2012

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$147,904
Expenses
$155,298
Net Income
-$7,394
Net Assets
$38,539
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $147,904
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $92,550
59.6%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $38,539
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $38,539

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2011

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$166,275
Expenses
$169,554
Net Income
-$3,279
Net Assets
$45,933
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $166,275
100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $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 $94,096
55.5%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $45,933
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $45,933

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2009

No Extracted Financial Data

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

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2008

No Extracted Financial Data

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

Document Links

Fiscal Year Ending June
2007

No Extracted Financial Data

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

Document Links

Fiscal Year Ending June
2006

No Extracted Financial Data

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

Document Links

Fiscal Year Ending June
2005

No Extracted Financial Data

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

Document Links

Fiscal Year Ending June
2004

No Extracted Financial Data

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

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2003

No Extracted Financial Data

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

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