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Religious Freedom Coalition

Promoting Religious Freedom and Family Based Legislation

two stars

70.76

P.O.Box 77511 Washington, DC 20013
tel: (202) 543-0300   Web Site
EIN: 74-2124788

Board Leadership
Peggy Nienaber
Chairman

CEO
William J. Murray
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.76 two stars
  Financial 65.00 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Religious Freedom Coalition is a non-profit organization which advocates in Washington, D.C. for the defense and preservation of America's Christian heritage. It began in response to the fact that the laws and religious heritage of the U.S. have been under attack for the last several decades, by those who would fundamentally change our government and society. By such means as direct interaction with lawmakers, letters, phone calls and petition campaigns, the Religious Freedom Coalition seeks to be the voice of conservative Americans who honor God and hold to our traditional values. The Religious Freedom Coalition also advocates in Congress for assistance to and protection of persecuted Christian minorities in Africa and the Middle East. An important part of our mission is to inform the public about the persecution of Christians around the world.

The Religious Freedom Coalition is a non-profit organization which advocates in Washington, D.C. for the defense and preservation of America's Christian heritage. It began in response to the fact that the laws and religious heritage of the U.S. have been under attack for the last several decades, by those who would fundamentally change our government and society. By such means as direct interaction with lawmakers, letters, phone calls and petition campaigns, the Religious Freedom Coalition seeks to be the voice of conservative Americans who honor God and hold to our traditional values. The Religious Freedom Coalition also advocates in Congress for assistance to and protection of persecuted Christian minorities in Africa and the Middle East. An important part of our mission is to inform the public about the persecution of Christians around the world.

Financial

one star

65.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
37.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 49.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.46
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth 17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Religious Freedom Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Religious Freedom Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Religious Freedom Coalition (DC) 70.76 two stars
Freedom in Christ Ministries (TN) 89.48 three stars
Christian Motorcyclists Association (AR) 92.55 four stars
Independent Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (PA) 96.69 four stars
America's Keswick (NJ) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,510,765
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,510,765
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,510,765
   Other Revenue $18,318
TOTAL REVENUE $1,529,083
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $492,869
   Administrative Expenses $175,682
   Fundraising Expenses $683,644
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,352,195
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $176,888
   
Net Assets $438,276

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Educational Publications and Videos $466,256 48.4%
Christmas for Refugees $232,751 24.1%
Diapers for Refugees $200,711 20.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 70.76 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 63.46 one star
2016-12 12/21/2018 61.88 one star
2016-12 12/01/2018 59.68 one star
2016-12 08/01/2018 55.08 one star
2016-12 07/01/2018 52.70 zero star
2016-12 06/01/2018 50.88 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-2124788
Name in IRS Master File RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COALITION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,157 5.92% William J. Murray President
Other Salaries of Note
$46,956 3.47% Nancy Murray Secretary/Treasurer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Religious Freedom Coalition (DC) 70.76 two stars
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 86.79 three stars
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (GA) 90.63 four stars
Shelterwood (MO) 88.96 three stars
Entrust (CO) 93.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Religious Freedom Coalition
P.O.Box 77511
Washington, DC 20013
tel: (202) 543-0300
EIN: 74-2124788

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Board Leadership

Peggy Nienaber
Chairman

CEO

William J. Murray
President

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