Better Business Bureau Report for
Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2016

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Address: 2124 West 21st Place
  Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312-226-1544
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 32, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Mujeres Latinas en Acción empowers Latinas through providing services which reflect their values and culture and being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Mujeres Latinas en Accion meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Founded in 1973, Mujeres is the longest standing incorporated Latina organization in the nation. Over the years Mujeres has developed a comprehensive array of social services and advocacy initiatives that promote non-violence, reproductive health and leadership development. Mujeres offers services that support all programs, which include general intake, volunteer training and childcare. Childcare is provided for clients while they are receiving services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Mujeres Latinas en Accion's program expenses were:

Domestic Violence 1,015,527
Sexual Assault 460,249
Parent Support 434,777
Women In Transition 343,172
Youth 240,945
Latina Leadership 175,252
Total Program Expenses: $2,669,922
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Chief Executive : Maria S. Pesqueira, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Susana Gonzalez
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director, Maternal and Child Health, MacNeal Hospital

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 54

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,627,970, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Mujeres Latinas en Accion's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Government Grants 1,796,509
Foundations and Corporations 669,196
Individuals 159,454
Fundraising events 158,520
In-kind 3,745
Miscellaneous 2,715
Other organizations 1,448
Interest 11
Total Income $2,791,598


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 89%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $2,791,598
Program expenses $2,669,922
Fund raising expenses 252,256
Administrative expenses 96,738
Total expenses $3,018,916
Expenses in Excess of Income (227,318)
Beginning net assets 2,139,663
Ending net assets 1,912,345
Total liabilities 1,551,115
Total assets $3,463,460

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