California Rural Legal Assistance is a 501(c)3 organization. CRLA's tax identification is 95-2428657. Founded in 1966, CRLA's mission is to fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited communities of our society. Through a network of regional offices and cross-cutting programs, CRLA provides legal services to over 50,000 low-income people annually. Our work impacts farmworkers, individuals with disabilities, immigrant populations, LGBT communities, women, children and families in rural areas.


A broad breakdown of our 2016 revenue and expenses is outlined below, with more detailed information in our IRS filings, audited financials and annual reports found at the bottom of this page.

CRLA is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation. As a condition of the funding it receives from LSC, it is restricted from engaging in certain activities in all of its legal work, including work supported by other funding sources. CRLA may not expend any fund for any activity prohibited by the Legal Services Corporation ACT, 42 U.S.C. 2996 et seq. or by Public Law 104-134. Public Law 104-134 504(d) requires that notice of these restrictions be given to all funders of programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation.


Audited financials and tax filings

Annual reports

2016 Annual Report [5.1MB]

2015 Annual Report [5.1MB]

2014 Annual Report [3.9MB]

2013 Annual Report [3.9MB]

2012 Annual Report [3.9MB]


Additional annual reports, publicatoins and resources >>



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