Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Defending individual rights in higher education

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four stars

96.32

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 96.32 four stars
  Financial 95.75 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 September 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

95.75

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.20
  Program Expenses Growth 22.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,627,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,627,342
   Program Service Revenue $811,468
Total Primary Revenue $12,438,810
   Other Revenue $166,436
TOTAL REVENUE $12,605,246
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,388,309
   Administrative Expenses $811,066
   Fundraising Expenses $902,290
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,101,665
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,503,581
   
Net Assets $15,133,105

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$358,696 4.42% Gregory Lukianoff President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$206,836 2.55% Robert Shibley Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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