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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

FreedomWorks Foundation

Lower Taxes. Less Government. More Freedom.

three stars

80.02

111 K St NE Suite 600
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (888) 564-6273   Web Site
EIN: 52-1526916

Board Leadership
Paul Beckner
Board Chair

CEO
Adam Brandon
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.02 three stars
  Financial 74.42 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of FreedomWorks Foundation is to educate and empower Americans with the principles of individual liberty, small government, and free markets.

The mission of FreedomWorks Foundation is to educate and empower Americans with the principles of individual liberty, small government, and free markets.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people trained
52,922
Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership
107
Number of national media pieces on the topic
315
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

two stars

74.42

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
67.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.24
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FreedomWorks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by FreedomWorks Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FreedomWorks Foundation (DC) 80.02 three stars
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City (OK) 85.03 three stars
Muslim Advocates (DC) 88.15 three stars
Community Catalyst (MA) 87.25 three stars
Futures Without Violence (CA) 92.92 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,112,650
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,112,650
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,112,650
   Other Revenue $73,270
TOTAL REVENUE $7,185,920
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,223,080
   Administrative Expenses $763,207
   Fundraising Expenses $987,240
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,973,527
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,212,393
   
Net Assets $1,140,219

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
Community Building, Research, Education $3,045,647 85.7%
Regulatory Action $426,025 12.0%
Strategy $82,828 2.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 80.02 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 76.74 two stars
2016-12 11/01/2018 78.90 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 77.69 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 74.34 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.57 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 89.87 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.81 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 73.82 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 91.70 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 90.23 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 89.56 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 75.93 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 58.58 one star
2007-12 06/01/2009 67.93 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 52-1526916
Name in IRS Master File FREEDOMWORKS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code C00
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 March, 1989
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$230,085 4.62% Adam Brandon President $98,608

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
FreedomWorks Foundation (DC) 80.02 three stars
Compassion & Choices (OR) 88.03 three stars
Centurion Ministries (NJ) 93.53 four stars
Young America's Foundation (VA) 90.51 four stars
National Low Income Housing Coalition (DC) 91.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

FreedomWorks Foundation
111 K St NE
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20002
tel: (888) 564-6273
fax: (202) 942-7649
EIN: 52-1526916

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Board Leadership

Paul Beckner
Board Chair

CEO

Adam Brandon
President

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