MONTANA JUSTICE FOUNDATION

HELENA, MT | Lewis and Clark County
Community Services

Overview

MONTANA JUSTICE FOUNDATION
81-0391131
302 N LAST CHANCE GLUCH
HELENA, MT 59601
Lewis and Clark County
(406) 523-3920

mjf@mtjustice.org
Mission Statement info

MJF'S MISSION IS TO ACHIEVE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR ALL MONTANANS THROUGH EFFECTIVE FUNDING AND LEADERSHIP BY PROVIDING GRANTS TO CIVIL LEGAL AID AND OTHER NONPROFITS SERVING THE VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE FORCED TO NAVIGATE OUR CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM ALONE. OUR GRANTEES HELP MONTANANS STAY IN HOUSING, RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE, ESCAPE ABUSIVE AND VIOLENT ENVIRONMENTS AND REBUILD THEIR LIVES ON A PATH TO HEALTH, SAFETY AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY.

CRA Category info
  • Community Services
Nonprofit location info
  • Opportunity Zone
Awards & Certifications info
  • This nonprofit has not received any CRA awards or certifications.
Founded info
1979
Total Employees info
2
Total Volunteers info
0
Nonprofit Classification (NTEE Code) info
I80

I - Crime, Legal Related

Legal Services

Organizations that provide general legal aid regarding criminal and/or civil matters at little or no cost for individuals who are economically disadvantaged.

IRS Activity Codes info
123
Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
124
Study and research (non-scientific)
994
Uncoded
Standard Business Classification (NAICS Code) info
541110
Offices of Lawyers
Targeted Clients info
  • Abused or Neglected Children
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth
  • Disabled
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Families
  • Foster Youth
  • Homeless
  • Nonprofits
  • Rural Residents
  • Senior Citizens
  • Veterans
  • Unemployed
  • Women
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level

CRA Alignment

CRA Category info
Community Services
Social services and other support for low- and moderate-income, homeless or at-risk individuals.
100%
Percent LMI Served info
as reported by the nonprofit
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Programs & Services info
Interest on Lawyer Trust Account Program (IOLTA)
Under rules governing attorneys, lawyers are required to hold client funds that are nominal in amount or held for only a short time in an IOLTA account, which earns interest that is remitted to Montana Justice Foundation which funds through grants to nonprofit civil legal aid programs and other eligible nonprofit grantees throughout the state of Montana.
Targeted Clients info
  • Abused or Neglected Children
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Disabled
  • Domestic Violence Victims
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Families
  • Foster Youth
  • Homeless
  • Immigrants or Refugees
  • Rural Residents
  • Senior Citizens
  • Veterans
  • Unemployed
  • Women
CRA Income Characteristics info
  • Low-Income
  • People Living Below Poverty Level
Awards & Certifications info
Community Development Financial Institution info
Community Development Financial Institution Award Recipient info
New Market Tax Credit Recipient info
HUD Counseling Agency info
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Recipient info

IRS Summary

Income
$626K
Revenue
$626K
Assets
$2.5M
Exempt Ruling Date info
1980-09
Deductibility Status info
Deductible
Last Tax Filing info
2020
Organization Type info
Corporation
Organization Tax Filing Status info
990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Foundation Tax Filing Status info
990-PF not required by IRS
Affiliation Classification info
Independent Organization
States Where Tax Return is Filed info
Not reported
Basis for Foundation/Public Charity Status info
Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)

Nonprofit Location

Physical Address info
302 N LAST CHANCE GLUCH
HELENA, MT 59601
Lewis and Clark County
Area Type info
Micropolitan Statistical Area
FIPS Geocoded Address info
NA
MSA/MD info
30
State info
049
County info
0008.00
Tract info
Upper
Income Level info
Core-Based Statistical Area info
25740 - Helena, MT
Combined Statistical Area info
Not located in a CSA.
Metropolitan Division info
Not located in an MD.
Located In info
Low- or Moderate-Income Census Tract info
Opportunity Zone info
Majority Minority Census Tract info 14.87%
FFIEC Designated Distressed Census Tract info
FFIEC Underserved Census Tract info
Geographies Served info
  • MT - All Counties

Market Data

Census Tract County
0008.00 Lewis and Clark County
Population
Total Population 4,089 68,714
Total Households 2,093 28,502
Income
Median Family Income (Census*) $86,875 $66,062
Median Family Income (2022 FFIEC est.) $81,600 N/A
Tract Income Percentage 122.41% N/A
Below Poverty Level 14.7% 9.5%
Unemployment Level 2.2% 3.5%
Housing
Total Housing Units 2,158 31,772
Total Owner-Occupied Units 36.1% 71.8%
Total Renter-Occupied Units 60.9% 28.2%
Total Vacant Units 3.0% 6.6%
* Census tract income based on 2020 Census estimated data; County income based on 2020 American Community Survey data.
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Management

Not reported
Total Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
Not reported
Independent Voting Members
in Governing Body
info
Tax Filing Signatory info
Niki Zupanic
(406) 523-3920
Principal Officer info
Niki Zupanic
findCRA Profile Owner
Alissa Chambers
Executive Director
achambers@mtjustice.org
Key Policies & Documents info
Written Conflict of Interest Policy
Written Document Retention & Destruction Policy
Written Wistleblower Policy
CEO Compensation Review Process
Written Minutes of Board Meetings
Financial Statements & Reporting info
Compiled or Reviewed by an Independent Accountant
Audited by an Independent Accountant
Included in Consolidated Financial Statements
Internal Audit Committee Review
Federal Grant Audit Required
Federal Grand Audit Performed
IRS Reported Activities info
Provides Credit Counseling
Conducts Gaming Activities
Engages in Lobbying Activities
Engages in Political Activities
Makes Grants to Individuals
Makes Grants to Organizations

"NA" in this section indicates that the information was not available in the nonprofit's most recent IRS tax filing.

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