Financial Information

Transparency and accountability are important to us

Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a well-established charity with a strong reputation, locally and nationally. We pride ourselves on our fiscal accountability: we consistently have clean audits, receive positive reviews from numerous of our funders, and we are a Platinum Star Guidestar agency.

The following information is made available to the public in order to provide a comprehensive overview of Pine Tree Legal Assistance's financial activities.


Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a non-profit organization incorporated on June 14, 1966. Our tax ID number is 01-02 79387. Our legal name is "Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc." Our administrative office is located at 88 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101. You can contact our Executive Director, Tom Fritzsche and our Development Director, Helen Meyer at (207) 774-4753.

PTLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”). As a condition of the funding received from LSC, PTLA is restricted in certain activities in all of its legal work, including work supported by other funding sources.  PTLA may not expend any funds 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—234 §504(d) required that notice of these restrictions be given to all funders or programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation.  For a copy of these laws or any further information, please contact:  Executive Director, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, PO Box 547, Portland, Maine 04112; Tel. 207-774-4753.


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