Better Business Bureau Report for
Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2013

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants
Address: 4158 Lindell Blvd.
  Saint Louis, MO 63108-2914
Phone: 314-371-4640
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to serve low-income immigrants residing in eastern Missouri. The purpose of Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants is to provide affordable, compassionate and skillful immigration assistance to those seeking to live in freedom in the U.S.A."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants (ILSI) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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ILSI provides legal assistance to low-income immigrants and their families in immigration matters. A sizeable portion of ILSI's work is helping victims of persecution, torture and violence apply for protection and legal residence in the United States. ILSI assists refugees displaced by war or natural disasters in their home countries. ILSI assists immigrants who are in deportation proceedings, especially those who have legal basis for remaining in the United States. ILSI guides the efforts of new immigrants to sponsor family members to come to the United States as legal permanent residents. ILSI provides assistance to immigrants in gaining U.S. citizenship. ILSI helps immigrant women in abusive situations and victims of human trafficking. Besides legal representation of immigrants, ILSI plays an important role as a free source of information and legal counseling.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, ILSI's program expenses were:

Programs 52,292
Total Program Expenses: $52,292
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: John Mueller
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Attorney

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 1

*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
Fund raising costs were 22% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $86,632, 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 ILSI's unaudited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Grants 47,509
Contributions 25,898
Fundraising Events 13,225
Earned Discounts 22
Total Income $86,654


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 65%  Fund Raising: 24%  Administrative: 11% 

Total income $86,654
Program expenses $52,292
Fund raising expenses 18,949
Administrative expenses 8,451
Total expenses $79,692
Income in Excess of Expenses 6,962
Beginning net assets
Ending net assets 19,821
Total liabilities 442
Total assets $20,263

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