EIN 33-0016681

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP)

IRS 501(c) type
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A private, non-profit organization, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is the county’s oldest and most comprehensive pro bono legal services program. SDVLP has changed the lives of thousands of poor women, children and men throughout San Diego County.
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San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc., (SDVLP) is a Nonprofit California Corporation organized in 1983, primarily for the purpose of involving private attorneys in the provision of legal services to indigent individuals, and to facilitate the delivery of pro bono legal services.SDVLP serves the most vulnerable members of the community: the homeless, abused children, domestic violence victims, elder abuse victims, veterans, immigrants, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Notably, more than 70% of SDVLPs clients are women and children.SDVLPs free civil legal services include the following:Domestic Violence PreventionGuardianship LawFamily LawAIDS Law Landlord-Tenant LawImmigration LawChildren & Youth LawElder LawServices to Victims of CrimesServices to Nonprofit Organizations and Micro-entrepreneursSDVLP has more than 4,000 registered volunteers, including lawyers, law students, and others, who provided over 13,763 hours of volunteer time during the year ended June 30, 2022. The value of these donated services is estimated to be close to $650,000. SDVLP is supported by grants and service contracts from public and private agencies, foundations, and professional organizations, as well as contributions from businesses, corporations, law firms, and individuals. Over the past thirty-eight years, SDVLP has continued to expand its scope of services to those in need. Each year, nearly 6,000 clients are assisted.

Who funds San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Local Initiatives Support CorporationSee Part Iv$60,000
Schwab Charitable FundPublic, Societal Benefit$12,500
The Morrison and Foerster FoundationJustice for All Campaign$10,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at SDVLP

Jennifer NelsonChief Executive Officer$119,437
Cody NelsonOperations Manager
Carrie HolmesPro Bono Manager and Supervising Attorney
Cheryl MartinezSenior Manager$112,708
Amy J FitzpatrickPrior Chief Executive Officer / Prior Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director$163,906
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for SDVLP

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,182,222
Program services$14,041
Investment income and dividends$107,522
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-5,088
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$39,944
Total revenues$3,338,641

Form 990s for SDVLP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062022-12-13990View PDF
2021-062021-12-14990View PDF
2020-062021-03-01990View PDF
2019-062020-01-28990View PDF
2018-062018-12-22990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 31, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 21, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $60,000 from Local Initiatives Support Corporation
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from The Morrison and Foerster Foundation
July 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
July 10, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
Crime and legal aid organizationsLegal service nonprofitsCharities
Social sciencesHuman servicesHomelessnessCrime and lawLegal services
Conducts researchFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
707 Broadway 1400
San Diego, CA 92101
Metro area
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
Website URL
(619) 235-5656
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
I80: Legal Services
NAICS code, primary
5411: Legal Services
Parent/child status
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