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Religious Freedom Coalition

Promoting Religious Freedom and Family Based Legislation

two stars

75.16

P.O.Box 77511 Washington, DC 20013
tel: (202) 543-0300   Web Site
EIN: 74-2124788

Board Leadership
Peggy Nienaber
Chairman

CEO
William J. Murray
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.16 two stars
  Financial 65.00 one star
  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.

The Religious Freedom Coalition is a non-profit organization which advocates in Washington, D.C. for the defense and preservation of America's Christian heritage. It began in response to the fact that the laws and religious heritage of the U.S. have been under attack for the last several decades, by those who would fundamentally change our government and society. By such means as direct interaction with lawmakers, letters, phone calls and petition campaigns, the Religious Freedom Coalition seeks to be the voice of conservative Americans who honor God and hold to our traditional values. The Religious Freedom Coalition also advocates in Congress for assistance to and protection of persecuted Christian minorities in Africa and the Middle East. An important part of our mission is to inform the public about the persecution of Christians around the world.

The Religious Freedom Coalition is a non-profit organization which advocates in Washington, D.C. for the defense and preservation of America's Christian heritage. It began in response to the fact that the laws and religious heritage of the U.S. have been under attack for the last several decades, by those who would fundamentally change our government and society. By such means as direct interaction with lawmakers, letters, phone calls and petition campaigns, the Religious Freedom Coalition seeks to be the voice of conservative Americans who honor God and hold to our traditional values. The Religious Freedom Coalition also advocates in Congress for assistance to and protection of persecuted Christian minorities in Africa and the Middle East. An important part of our mission is to inform the public about the persecution of Christians around the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of children served
24,320
Number of Diapers given out
1,000,000
Number of public events held to further mission
24
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

one star

65.00

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)
39.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 49.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.47
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 31.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Religious Freedom Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Religious Freedom Coalition on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Religious Freedom Coalition (DC) 75.16 two stars
Institute for Creation Research (TX) 91.24 four stars
Bill Glass Behind the Walls (TX) 93.91 four stars
Rocketown of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.72 three stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 89.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,925,333
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,925,333
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,925,333
   Other Revenue $17,978
TOTAL REVENUE $1,943,311
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $805,419
   Administrative Expenses $220,799
   Fundraising Expenses $987,612
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,013,830
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-70,519
   
Net Assets $362,451

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
Educational Publications and Videos $1,076,707 70.1%
Christmas for Refugees $320,698 20.9%
Diapers for Refugees $139,437 9.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 08/01/2019 75.16 two stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 70.76 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2019 63.46 one star
2016-12 12/21/2018 61.88 one star
2016-12 12/01/2018 59.68 one star
2016-12 08/01/2018 55.08 one star
2016-12 07/01/2018 52.70 zero star
2016-12 06/01/2018 50.88 zero 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 74-2124788
Name in IRS Master File RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COALITION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 April, 1983
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
$153,090 7.60% William J. Murray President
Other Salaries of Note
$49,875 2.47% Nancy Murray Secretary/Treasurer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Religious Freedom Coalition (DC) 75.16 two stars
Vision New England (ME) 90.21 four stars
Open Air Campaigners-USA (PA) 88.12 three stars
Institute for Creation Research (TX) 91.24 four stars
Center for Action and Contemplation (NM) 87.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Religious Freedom Coalition
P.O.Box 77511
Washington, DC 20013
tel: (202) 543-0300
EIN: 74-2124788

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Board Leadership

Peggy Nienaber
Chairman

CEO

William J. Murray
President

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