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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Life Legal Defense Foundation

Giving innocent and helpless human beings a trained and committed defense

four stars

94.18

P.O. Box 2105 Napa, CA 94558
tel: (707) 224-6675   Web Site
EIN: 68-0191488

Board Leadership
John R. Streett
Chairman

CEO
Paul Blewett
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.18 four stars
  Financial 91.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is to give innocent and helpless human beings of any age, particularly unborn children, a trained and committed defense against the threat of death, and to support their advocates in the nation's courtrooms. LLDF accomplishes its mission and purpose through the law and education. LLDF's everyday activity involves hundreds of cases which are not reported in the media, but which raise vital issues of freedom and effectiveness for our clients. LLDF has litigated on a number of exceptional cases, including unconstitutional ordinances aimed at limiting speech rights of clients; unconstitutional law enforcement of ordinances aimed at silencing pro-life expression; and the active killing of the disabled.

The mission of Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is to give innocent and helpless human beings of any age, particularly unborn children, a trained and committed defense against the threat of death, and to support their advocates in the nation's courtrooms. LLDF accomplishes its mission and purpose through the law and education. LLDF's everyday activity involves hundreds of cases which are not reported in the media, but which raise vital issues of freedom and effectiveness for our clients. LLDF has litigated on a number of exceptional cases, including unconstitutional ordinances aimed at limiting speech rights of clients; unconstitutional law enforcement of ordinances aimed at silencing pro-life expression; and the active killing of the disabled.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of attorney volunteers
5,176
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 19.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life Legal Defense Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life Legal Defense Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 94.18 four stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 93.13 four stars
Care Net (VA) 93.31 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,829,818
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,829,818
   Program Service Revenue $75,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,904,818
   Other Revenue $3,914
TOTAL REVENUE $1,908,732
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,574,479
   Administrative Expenses $86,451
   Fundraising Expenses $199,679
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,860,609
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $48,123
   
Net Assets $1,508,376

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
Pro Bono Legal Assistance $1,120,156 71.1%
Periodic Publications $296,834 18.9%
Quarterly Publication $157,489 10.0%

Ratings History
Life Legal Defense Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 94.18 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 93.76 four stars
2016-12 11/01/2017 97.44 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 88.76 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.41 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.70 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 87.36 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 86.94 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 89.68 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 77.52 two stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 85.55 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 86.38 three stars
2009-12 11/01/2011 89.35 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.96 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 91.20 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 95.57 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 92.61 four stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 92.40 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 87.26 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 90.48 four stars

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

EIN 68-0191488
Name in IRS Master File LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION
NTEE Code R62
NTEE Classification Right to Life
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(461) Other litigation or support of litigation
(543) Legalized abortion
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 June, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$89,826 4.82% Paul Blewett President
Other Salaries of Note
$110,125 5.91% Mary Riley Vice President of Operations
$90,542 4.86% Alexandra Snyder Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 94.18 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 93.13 four stars
Care Net (VA) 93.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Life Legal Defense Foundation
P.O. Box 2105
Napa, CA 94558
tel: (707) 224-6675
fax: (707) 224-6676
EIN: 68-0191488

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Board Leadership

John R. Streett
Chairman

CEO

Paul Blewett
President

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