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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Defending individual rights in higher education

four stars

95.90

510 Walnut St. Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 717-3473   Web Site
EIN: 04-3467254

Board Leadership
Anthony Dick
Chairman

CEO
Greg Lukianoff
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.90 four stars
  Financial 95.04 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) seeks to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience - the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE's core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.

Founded in 1999, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) seeks to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience - the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE's core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of coalition members
17,773
Policy Reform Project Victories
32
Total Defense Victories
29
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

95.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.20
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Foundation for Individual Rights in Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 95.90 four stars
American Jewish Committee (NY) 87.27 three stars
Centurion Ministries (NJ) 93.53 four stars
People's Action Institute (IL) 89.57 three stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 92.89 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,677,941
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,677,941
   Program Service Revenue $845,241
Total Primary Revenue $10,523,182
   Other Revenue $416,686
TOTAL REVENUE $10,939,868
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,361,594
   Administrative Expenses $1,127,867
   Fundraising Expenses $1,216,988
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,706,449
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,233,419
   
Net Assets $17,365,804

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
Public Awareness Project $1,909,372 30.0%
Policy Reform Project $1,268,858 19.9%
Project Soar $1,035,460 16.3%

Ratings History
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2020 95.90 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.32 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2018 94.96 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 95.26 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 97.10 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 94.21 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 86.02 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 85.39 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.13 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 93.43 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 95.28 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 95.52 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 98.18 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 04-3467254
Name in IRS Master File FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION INC
NTEE Code R63
NTEE Classification Censorship, Freedom of Speech and Press Issues
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 July, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$345,589 3.96% Gregory Lukianoff President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$229,825 2.63% Robert Shibley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 95.90 four stars
Pacific Justice Institute (CA) 96.88 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 91.22 four stars
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CA) 92.22 four stars
FairVote (MD) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
510 Walnut St.
Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA 19106
tel: (215) 717-3473
fax: (215) 717-3440
EIN: 04-3467254

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Board Leadership

Anthony Dick
Chairman

CEO

Greg Lukianoff
President and CEO

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