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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Americans United for Life

Americans United for Life strives for the day when all are welcomed throughout life and protected in law.

three stars

82.15

1150 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 500 Washington DC, DC 20036
tel: (202) 289-1478   Web Site
EIN: 36-3906065

Board Leadership
Jay Cunningham
Chairman

CEO
Catherine Glenn Foster
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.15 three stars
  Financial 74.77 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Americans United for Life (AUL), the nation's premier pro-life legal team, works through the law and legislative process to one end: Achieving comprehensive legal protection for human life from conception to natural death. The nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization holds the unique distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America— incorporated in 1971, before the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. At the state, federal and international levels, AUL works to advance life issues through the law and does so through measures that can withstand judicial obstacles so that pro-life laws will be enforced. AUL knows that reversing Roe v. Wade can be accomplished through deliberate, legal strategies that accumulate victories, build momentum, and restore a culture of life.

Americans United for Life (AUL), the nation's premier pro-life legal team, works through the law and legislative process to one end: Achieving comprehensive legal protection for human life from conception to natural death. The nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization holds the unique distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America— incorporated in 1971, before the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. At the state, federal and international levels, AUL works to advance life issues through the law and does so through measures that can withstand judicial obstacles so that pro-life laws will be enforced. AUL knows that reversing Roe v. Wade can be accomplished through deliberate, legal strategies that accumulate victories, build momentum, and restore a culture of life.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts
2,911,360
This impact information is current as of August 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

74.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans United for Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans United for Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans United for Life (DC) 82.15 three stars
Students for Life of America (VA) 88.18 three stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 95.27 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars
Care Net (VA) 92.90 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,911,360
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,911,360
   Program Service Revenue $1,950
Total Primary Revenue $2,913,310
   Other Revenue $13,332
TOTAL REVENUE $2,926,642
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,003,442
   Administrative Expenses $338,575
   Fundraising Expenses $573,385
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,915,402
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,240
   
Net Assets $1,814,746

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
Litigation and Legal Affairs $978,696 48.9%
Public Affairs and Education $758,322 37.9%
Government Affairs and Education $266,424 13.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 82.15 three stars
2019-06 11/01/2020 76.78 two stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 74.78 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 74.62 two stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 78.53 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 74.86 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.32 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 73.52 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.54 two 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 36-3906065
Name in IRS Master File AMERICANS UNITED FOR LIFE
NTEE Code R65
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 (516) Separation of church and state
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 October, 1993
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
$190,054 6.51% Catherine Glenn Foster President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans United for Life (DC) 82.15 three stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 93.13 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars
Students for Life of America (VA) 88.18 three stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 95.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Americans United for Life
1150 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington DC, DC 20036
tel: (202) 289-1478
EIN: 36-3906065

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Board Leadership

Jay Cunningham
Chairman

CEO

Catherine Glenn Foster
President, CEO

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