Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$223,308 4.13% Tom S. McCabe Chief Executive Officer

Mission

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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Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars
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American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (DC) 87.64 three 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