Better Business Bureau Report for
Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic

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

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
Address: 740 N. Milwaukee Ave
  Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312-738-2452
Web Address:
Also known as:Cabrini Green Legal Aid
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1973, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To answer God’s call to seek justice and mercy for those living in poverty by providing legal services that strengthen lives, families and communities.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) provides high-impact, free legal services to low-income Chicagoans suffering collateral consequences from the criminal justice system. They work collaboratively with the court system and local social service agencies to improve long-term outcomes for the people they serve.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic's program expenses were:

Professional Fees 1,303,552
Salaries 732,841
depreciation and amortization 68,527
Payroll Taxes 54,896
occupancy 31,509
Stipends 28,000
building mortgage interest 16,959
court costs/client assistance 11,058
Computer expense 10,871
travel and transportation 8,639
Insurance 8,112
telephone 8,050
Supplies 6,020
licenses and memberships 4,318
subscriptions and publications 4,281
postage 4,104
printing 3,738
repairs and maint.-equipment 2,090
Continuing eduation/training 2,054
meetings and conferences 879
Fringe Benefits 871
Total Program Expenses: $2,311,369
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Chief Executive : Gretchen Slusser , Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Charles Jackson
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Board Size: 16

Paid Staff Size: 17

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,541,011, 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 Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Donations/Benefits 1,996,206
Foundation Grants 498,250
Other 178,052
Grants from governmental agencies 46,555
Total Income $2,719,063


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $2,719,063
Program expenses $2,311,369
Fund raising expenses 240,644
Administrative expenses 145,054
Total expenses $2,697,067
Income in Excess of Expenses 21,996
Beginning net assets 2,069,230
Ending net assets 2,091,226
Total liabilities 384,119
Total assets $2,475,345

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