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Freedom Foundation

Because people want to be free.

three stars

87.01

P.O. Box 552 Olympia, WA 98507
tel: (360) 956-3482   Web Site
EIN: 94-3136961

Board Leadership
Steve Neighbors
Chair

CEO
Tom McCabe
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.01 three stars
  Financial 89.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, the Freedom Foundation is a private public policy research organization in Washington state. Our mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited and accountable government. Our primary research areas are budget and taxes, education, health care, welfare, and citizenship and governance. Within those areas we publish studies, conduct seminars, and work to provide information for legislators, journalists and the general public. It is our core belief that a freedom loving people must understand the principles from which freedom is derived. Our objective, therefore, is to disseminate those key ideals and motivate the citizenry to act upon them.

Founded in 1991, the Freedom Foundation is a private public policy research organization in Washington state. Our mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited and accountable government. Our primary research areas are budget and taxes, education, health care, welfare, and citizenship and governance. Within those areas we publish studies, conduct seminars, and work to provide information for legislators, journalists and the general public. It is our core belief that a freedom loving people must understand the principles from which freedom is derived. Our objective, therefore, is to disseminate those key ideals and motivate the citizenry to act upon them.

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Financial

three stars

89.40

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 21.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Freedom Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Freedom Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (VT) 92.22 four stars
SPUR (CA) 89.80 three stars
National Humanities Center (NC) 89.79 three stars
Economic Policy Institute (DC) 90.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,938,525
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,938,525
   Program Service Revenue $1,994,641
Total Primary Revenue $5,933,166
   Other Revenue $62,432
TOTAL REVENUE $5,995,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,272,272
   Administrative Expenses $547,346
   Fundraising Expenses $578,624
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,398,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $597,356
   
Net Assets $1,616,135

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
Economic and Union Reform Policy $2,313,758 54.2%
Legal Assistance $1,320,745 30.9%
Citizen Action Network $324,779 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 87.01 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 74.93 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 78.12 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 75.16 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.44 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 72.74 two stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 76.70 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 85.60 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 78.87 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 87.78 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.67 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 88.85 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 90.65 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.38 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 85.29 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 78.94 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 61.69 one 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 94-3136961
Name in IRS Master File EVERGREEN FREEDOM FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 November, 1991
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,308 4.13% Tom S. McCabe Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 86.70 three stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 85.20 three stars
State Policy Network (VA) 90.52 four stars
Oil Change International (DC) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Freedom Foundation
P.O. Box 552
Olympia, WA 98507
tel: (360) 956-3482
fax: (360) 352-1874
EIN: 94-3136961

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Board Leadership

Steve Neighbors
Chair

CEO

Tom McCabe
Chief Executive Officer

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