EIN 63-0598743

Southern Poverty Law Center

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Year formed
Most recent tax filings
NTEE code, primary
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...

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 Center has identified four areas of work that pose the greatest opportunities to achieving its mission. The Center has prioritized these areas of work in order to achieve maximum impact on its goals, including eradicating Poverty, decriminalizing and decarcerating black and brown people, protecting voting rights and civic engagement, and dismantling white nationalism and protecting democracy.
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 poor, the lgbt community and other vulnerable members of society. All of the splc's work is provided free of charge.

Form 990s for Southern Poverty Law Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-102020-09-04990View PDF
2018-102019-06-19990View PDF
2017-102018-04-10990View PDF
2016-102017-07-20990View PDF
2015-102016-07-07990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Southern Poverty Law Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$3,042,561
 Subscribe to view███ ████$9,999,999
 Subscribe to view████ ████$9,999,999
...and 960 more grants received

Grants made by Southern Poverty Law Center

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Feeding AmericaCovid-19 Food Security Grant$1,000,000
 Subscribe to view███-█ ██ ████ ██$999,999
 Subscribe to view███-█ ██ ████ ██$99,999
 Subscribe to view███-█ ██ ████ ██$99,999
 Subscribe to view███-█ ██ ████ ██$99,999
...and 64 more grants made

Financials for Southern Poverty Law Center

RevenuesFYE 10/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$108,078,656
Program services$72,635
Investment income and dividends$2,155,325
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$96,095
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$22,496,268
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$19,597
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$132,918,576

Personnel at Southern Poverty Law Center

Karen Baynes-DunningInterim President and Chief Executive Officer$353,734
Margaret HuangPresident and Chief Executive Officer$0
Richard CohenOutgoing President and Chief Executive Officer$401,802
 Subscribe to viewChief Financial Officer / Secretary and Treasurer$205,898
 Subscribe to viewChief Communications Officer$167,599
...and 10 more key personnel

Organizations like Southern Poverty Law Center

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NAACPLDEF)New York, NY$37,292,472
EarthjusticeSan Francisco, CA$102,807,555
Community Service Society of New York (CSS)New York, NY$45,804,734
Vera Institute of JusticeBrooklyn, NY$137,528,156
Brennan Center for JusticeNew York, NY$84,509,232
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)Montgomery, AL$35,379,107
International Justice MissionWashington, DC$74,093,647
Urban Justice CenterNew York, NY$37,382,810
March of DimesArlington, VA$129,607,332
Refugee and Immigrant Center for (RAICES)San Antonio, TX$42,505,027
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)New York, NY$91,822,586
American Foundation for Suicide PreventionNew York, NY$42,370,512
Tides CenterSan Francisco, CA$200,415,091
Alliance Defending FreedomScottsdale, AZ$60,949,233
Amnesty InternationalNew York, NY$51,690,347
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)Arlington, VA$70,171,322
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)Alexandria, VA$47,255,932
OceanaWashington, DC$38,632,475
American Jewish Committee (AJC)New York, NY$91,050,015
National Safety Council (NSC)Itasca, IL$62,174,823
Oxfam-AmericaBoston, MA$73,459,476
Practising Law Institute (PLI)New York, NY$83,439,702
Special OlympicsWashington, DC$135,575,691
Ymca of the USAChicago, IL$137,417,345
Project Concern International (PCI)San Diego, CA$53,882,931
Nonprofit Types
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
Yearly growth
% of revenues
Total expenses
Yearly growth
% of expenses
Total assets
Yearly growth
% of assets
Num. employees
Yearly growth
% of total
General information
PO Box 548
Montgomery, AL 36104
Metro area
Montgomery, AL
Website URL
(334) 956-8349
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
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization