Our Finances

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Our tax returns, audited financial statements and annual reports are all available to you anytime on our website. Please call us if you would like additional financial materials or information: 213-388-7505 ext. 305.

“If I were to give the Center a grade, it would 10 out of 10. I wish I had the money to give to the Center for all it provided me. The services help a lot of people and can help a lot more people in my same situation. Thank you so much.” —N.E., client

The Harriett Buhai Center is a public-private partnership leveraging government sources and private funds from individuals, firms with donated labor from volunteers. The Center strives to meet the highest financial standards and operates with accountability, transparency and efficiency, effectively turning every dollar donated into legal services for the poor. The Center is proud of its record of keeping administrative costs to a minimum and utilizing the services of its dedicated volunteers to provide legal advice, counseling, preparation and pro bono representation.

If you have any questions regarding the Center’s finances please contact info@hbcfl.org

Accountability: Here is how we are accountable to you:

  • The Center’s financial records are regularly reviewed by county and state funders. The Center is audited annually by a certified public accountancy firm. The Center employs an accounting firm to prepare monthly financial statements.
  • The Harriett Buhai Center is a 501(c)(3) corporation formed under the laws of the Internal Revenue Service of the US.
  • The Center’s EIN (tax ID) number is 95-3943493.

Where Does Our Money Come From? Here are Our Current Revue Sources:

  • 40% Individuals and Businesses: Donations from lawyers, accountants, other professionals, members of the public and businesses, and clients (no fees charged); includes revenues from special events.
  • 38% Government: Funds from the County of Los Angeles utilizing federal monies disbursed to these entities for community groups; includes subcontracts for battered women’s services; also CalWORKs (welfare) funds.
  • 15% State and Local Bar Associations and Foundations: Includes the State Bar of California Trust Fund Program, Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Also includes Equal Access Fund.
  • 5% Foundations: Includes grants from private and corporate foundations and civic organizations.
  • 2% Other: Includes the gross receipts from sales of the Center’s Volunteer Manual and other publications. Also includes investment income.

Efficiency: Here is how we Use Your Dollars to Help Low-Income Persons in LA.
Ninety-two cents out of every dollar we spend is devoted to legal assistance for poor families and their children.