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Southern Poverty Law Center

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Southern Poverty Law Center is a legal aid society based in Montgomery, AL that was founded in 1971. As of 2019 they had $117 million in revenue and $569 million in assets.

The Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and e...

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Program areas at Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center (splc) seeks justice by supporting victims of civil rights abuses and hate crimes, and promoting the civil and human rights of groups most affected by bias and discrimination in our society: minorities, immigrants, guest workers, children, the poor, and the lgbt community - both in the deep south and nationwide. Its case docket focuses on holding hate groups accountable for murders and other violent acts committed by their members; ending workplace exploitation of immigrants; challenging unconstitutional or discriminatory laws and policies affecting immigrants, minorities and the lgbt community; and working to reform juvenile justice, mental health, and education systems that fail children and routinely push students out of classrooms and into the criminal justice system, disproportionately harming african-american and latino students living in Poverty. The splc attorneys focus on these critical civil rights issues from five splc offices in the deep south.

The splc's public information and education efforts seek to combat hate and bias in our society, expose extremism, and reduce discrimination and injustice. The splc provides information about hate groups and other extremists, their activities and their crimes to the public, Law enforcement, policymakers, human rights organizations, and the media with the goal of preventing hate and extremism from entering the mainstream. The splc provides information and training materials to tens of thousands of Law enforcement officers nationwide and conducts in-person training with thousands of officers per year. The splc also seeks to foster equality in the classroom and support tolerance education by providing award-winning, anti-bias materials to more than 400,000 teachers and schools nationwide. The splc educates the public on the structural causes, and impacts, of inequality and uses a multifaceted approach of community education, mobilization, media and legislative advocacy to combat bias and discrimination against minorities, immigrants, the ...

Form 990s for Southern Poverty Law Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-10Sep 4, 2020990View PDF
2018-10Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-10Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-10Jul 20, 2017990View PDF
2015-10Jul 7, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Southern Poverty Law Center

Total grants, contributions, etc.$97,352,445
Program services$328,083
Investment income and dividends$2,770,007
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$128,264
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$16,393,259
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$61,954
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$117,034,012

Vendors for Southern Poverty Law Center

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DonorDriveFundraising software2020-03-02
██████Content management system software2020-03-02
██████Fundraising software2020-03-02
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-02
███████ ████████ ███ ██ ██Tax accounting2020-01-30
███ ████████ █████Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Trustee (directed), Participant loan processing; Investment management$2,6502019-12-31
███████ ████████ ███ █████ ████Audit accounting2019-12-31
████ ████████████ ███Telemarketing$381,0202019-10-01
...and 13 more vendors

Personnel at Southern Poverty Law Center

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Karen Baynes-DunningInterim President and Chief Executive Officer / Director$0Oct. 31, 2019
Richard CohenPresident and Chief Executive Officer$383,231Oct. 31, 2019
█████ ███Chief Development and Commun$154,634Oct. 31, 2019
██████ ████Founder / Chief Trial Counsel$373,899Oct. 31, 2019
███████ ████████Director of Teaching Toler$155,749Oct. 31, 2019
█████ ██████General Counsel / Senior Supervising Attorney and General Cou$149,375Oct. 31, 2019
██████ ██ ██████ ███General Counsel$167,158Oct. 3, 2020
██████ ██████████Legal Director$233,062Oct. 31, 2019
█████ ███████Director - Intel Project$166,469Oct. 31, 2019
████ █████Former Senior Fellow$162,020Oct. 31, 2018
...and three more key personnel

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