On the front lines of the struggle for social justice for 45 years

Public Advocates Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN# 23-7103042). Our funding comes primarily from three sources: grants, contributions and fees.

Foundations and other funders

Providing single and multi-year grants supporting our work.

Corporate, law firm and individual contributions

Providing flexibility and fund some of our most cutting-edge work.

Court-awarded litigation fees vary from year to year.

Over the past 5 years, we’ve received nearly $1.8M for 8 cases; in FY11 alone, we received $1.3M from the Urban Habitat v. City of Pleasanton settlement. Fees exceeding annual expenses are placed in a reserve fund. Reserve funds provide year-to-year stability in operations and allow for strategic investment in future initiatives.

The following document is also available for review:  Form 990

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