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Americans United for Life

Achieving comprehensive legal protection for human life from conception to natural death

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two stars

74.62

2101 Wilson Boulevard Suite 525
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (202) 289-1478   Web Site
EIN: 36-3906065

Board Leadership
Jay Cunningham
Chair

CEO
Catherine Glenn Foster
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.62 two stars
  Financial 65.02 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

one star

65.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
67.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth -16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans United for Life on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
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 (VA) 74.62 two stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 97.44 four stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 90.91 four stars
Care Net (VA) 92.66 four stars
Center for Arizona Policy (AZ) 88.30 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,029,206
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,029,206
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,029,206
   Other Revenue $553,642
TOTAL REVENUE $2,582,848
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,628,708
   Administrative Expenses $235,541
   Fundraising Expenses $715,287
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,579,536
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,312
   
Net Assets $2,204,788

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 Interest Educational Programs $678,892 38.6%
Legislative and Legal Advocacy $837,007 47.6%
Government Affairs and Education $241,770 13.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Catherine Glenn Foster President
Other Salaries of Note
$163,938 6.35% Clarke Forsythe Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans United for Life (VA) 74.62 two stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 90.91 four stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 97.44 four stars
Care Net (VA) 92.66 four stars
Couple to Couple League (OH) 86.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Americans United for Life
2101 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 525
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (202) 289-1478
EIN: 36-3906065

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Board Leadership

Jay Cunningham
Chair

CEO

Catherine Glenn Foster
President, CEO

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