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.