La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

Progress Through Membership

aka LUPE   |   San Juan, TX   |
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La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

EIN: 93-1029197


We work with low-income families and communities to capitalize on opportunities for the voiceless to influence the development of public policy and better utilization of public resources for the benefit of the entire community.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Ms. Tania Chavez

Main address

P O Box 188

San Juan, TX 78589 USA

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Subject area info

Business and industry


Immigrant services

Population served info


Immigrants and migrants

NTEE code info

Immigrants' Rights (R21)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

LUPE Programs

Our team of social service providers assists more than 30,000 people each year with their income tax forms, immigration cases, and dozens of other immediate needs.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people received immigration service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

LUPE Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.





How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18.22 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 28% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $990,756 $1,389,720 $356,142 $595,770 $1,314,469
As % of expenses 53.6% 56.5% 15.3% 22.6% 46.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $985,403 $1,384,943 $351,868 $589,781 $1,308,480
As % of expenses 53.1% 56.2% 15.1% 22.4% 45.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,455,555 $3,623,390 $2,771,436 $3,002,570 $4,158,568
Total revenue, % change over prior year 31.8% 47.6% -23.5% 8.3% 38.5%
Program services revenue 40.4% 25.9% 38.6% 27.5% 28.7%
Membership dues 10.9% 6.5% 8.6% 5.2% 6.4%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 48.6% 67.6% 52.8% 67.2% 64.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,849,775 $2,459,585 $2,324,325 $2,631,806 $2,844,099
Total expenses, % change over prior year 31.2% 33.0% -5.5% 13.2% 8.1%
Personnel 64.5% 56.1% 67.5% 63.3% 64.4%
Professional fees 9.1% 14.0% 9.7% 13.0% 17.2%
Occupancy 0.5% 6.2% 5.2% 4.9% 1.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 13.5% 16.3% 5.7% 4.2% 1.4%
All other expenses 12.3% 7.5% 12.0% 14.5% 15.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,855,128 $2,464,362 $2,328,599 $2,637,795 $2,850,088
One month of savings $154,148 $204,965 $193,694 $219,317 $237,008
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $34,861 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,009,276 $2,669,327 $2,557,154 $2,857,112 $3,087,096

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 13.6 15.9 19.3 18.6 24.5
Months of cash and investments 13.6 15.9 19.3 18.6 24.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 13.5 15.9 17.8 18.4 22.8
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $2,089,205 $3,268,412 $3,734,967 $4,070,268 $5,813,821
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $67,810 $61,458 $44,781 $124,838 $106,021
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $158,142 $162,131 $196,991 $196,991 $113,062
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 60.6% 62.1% 53.3% 56.3% 73.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.6% 2.8% 3.4% 3.8% 8.8%
Unrestricted net assets $2,143,566 $3,312,781 $3,530,611 $4,120,392 $5,428,872
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $225,006 $0 $0
Total net assets $2,143,566 $3,312,781 $3,755,617 $4,120,392 $5,428,872

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Ms. Tania Chavez

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

Board of directors
as of 08/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Nora Linares-Moeller

Non-profit Consultant, Executive Director for Housing Works

Term: 2023 - 2024

Nora Linares-Moeller

Non-profit Consultant, Executive Director for Housing Works

Paul F. Chavez

National Farm Workers Service Center

Juanita Valdez-Cox

Retiree & LUPE Member

Arturo S. Rodriguez

United Farm Workers of America

Olivia Zarate

LUPE Member & Advisory Board Member

Sergio Narvaez

LUPE Member

Maria Gomez

LUPE Member

Leticia Sanchez

LUPE Member

Norma Aldape

LUPE Member

Cristela Alonzo

Comedian, Actress and Producer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/15/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/15/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.


Fiscal year ending
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