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Freedom From Religion Foundation
P.O. Box 750
Madison, WI 53701
tel: (608) 256-8900
fax: (608) 204-0422
EIN: 39-1302520

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Board Leadership

Stephen Hirtle


Dan Barker & Annie Laurie Gaylor

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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Protecting the constitutional principle of the separation of state and church

(out of 100)
Overall 97.01 4 stars
  Financial 98.67 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Primary Revenue Growth 19.0%
  Program Expenses Growth 19.1%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.28
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Freedom From Religion Foundation on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,032,933
   Federated Campaigns $95,049
   Membership Dues $959,939
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,087,921
   Program Service Revenue $66,950
Total Primary Revenue $4,154,871
   Other Revenue $108,631
TOTAL REVENUE $4,263,502
   Program Expenses $2,138,297
   Administrative Expenses $306,587
   Fundraising Expenses $20,772
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,797,846
Net Assets $13,350,040


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,168 3.53% Annie Laurie Gaylor Co-President
Other Salaries of Note
$87,167 3.53% Dan Barker Co-President


The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an educational group promoting the constitutional principle of separation of state and church and educating the public on matters relating to nontheism. Incorporated in 1978, the Foundation is a national membership association of freethinkers: atheists, agnostics and skeptics of any pedigree. The Foundation acts on countless violations of separation of state and church on behalf of members and the public, including: prayers in public schools, payment of public funds for religious purposes, government funding of pervasively sectarian institutions, and the ongoing campaign against civil rights for women, gays and lesbians led by churches.

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