Better Business Bureau Report for
Instituto del Progreso Latino

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Instituto del Progreso Latino
Address: 2520 South Western Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 773-890-0055
Web Address:
Also known as:Institute for Latino Progress
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1977, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Instituto Del Progreso Latino’s mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training and employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity and dignity.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Instituto del Progreso Latino meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Instituto was incorporated in 1977 to meet the needs of Latino immigrants as a church-based volunteer program offering the opportunity to learn English, find employment, accustom their children to the U.S. educational systems, and adjust to life in Chicago in a myriad of ways. Since its inception, Instituto has been a story of hope, perseverance, and community triumph. Instituto has evolved into a leading city, state and regional educational institution catering to over 11,500 participants and families annually. Instituto’s vision is to drive the movement of immigrant integration by stimulating the economy with highly skilled and educated workers. Instituto believes that real change can be achieved by investing in human capital and in our next generation of leaders.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Instituto del Progreso Latino's program expenses were:

Workforce development 4,624,917
Rudy Lozano Academy 1,545,593
Youth development 894,874
Adult education 821,845
Citizenship 678,051
IHSCA 229,623
Total Program Expenses: $8,794,903
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Chief Executive : Juan Salgado, President and Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Mirna T. Holton
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Marquette University - Managing Director, Regional Development – Chicago

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 250

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


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $9,035,137, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on Instituto del Progreso Latino's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Government grants and contract fees 6,959,076
Other revenue 1,987,445
Foundations and private grants 1,751,243
Management fees 467,940
Contributions 324,818
Net assets released from restriction
Unrealized loss on interest rate swap agreement -525,609
Total Income $10,964,913


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 4%  Administrative: 17% 

Total income $10,964,913
Program expenses $8,794,903
Fund raising expenses 449,951
Administrative expenses 1,880,340
Total expenses $11,125,194
Expenses in Excess of Income (160,281)
Beginning net assets 12,662,543
Ending net assets 12,502,262
Total liabilities 30,802,663
Total assets $43,304,925

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