Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Institute for Free Speech

Protecting speech, press, assembly, and petition rights

four stars

97.23

1150 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 301-9100   Web Site
EIN: 20-3676886

Board Leadership
Bradley A. Smith
Chair

CEO
David Keating
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Through strategic litigation, communication, activism, training, research, and education, the Institute for Free Speech (IFS) works to promote and defend the political rights to free speech, press, assembly, and petition guaranteed by the First Amendment.

We are the nation's leading organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights. The Institute for Free Speech represents clients on a pro bono basis in order to secure their First Amendment rights. IFS actively pursues strategic litigation and files amicus briefs to those ends.

Through strategic litigation, communication, activism, training, research, and education, the Institute for Free Speech (IFS) works to promote and defend the political rights to free speech, press, assembly, and petition guaranteed by the First Amendment.

We are the nation's leading organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights. The Institute for Free Speech represents clients on a pro bono basis in order to secure their First Amendment rights. IFS actively pursues strategic litigation and files amicus briefs to those ends.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.93
  Program Expenses Growth 10.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Free Speech on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Free Speech on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,567,314
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,567,314
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,567,314
   Other Revenue $79,677
TOTAL REVENUE $2,646,991
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,796,896
   Administrative Expenses $98,544
   Fundraising Expenses $210,852
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,106,292
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $540,699
   
Net Assets $3,780,149

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$153,479 7.28% David Keating President
Other Salaries of Note
$171,073 8.12% Allen Dickerson Secretary, Legal Director

Mission

Through strategic litigation, communication, activism, training, research, and education, the Institute for Free Speech (IFS) works to promote and defend the political rights to free speech, press, assembly, and petition guaranteed by the First Amendment.

We are the nation's leading organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights. The Institute for Free Speech represents clients on a pro bono basis in order to secure their First Amendment rights. IFS actively pursues strategic litigation and files amicus briefs to those ends.

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Institute for Free Speech (DC) 97.23 four stars
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Pisgah Legal Services (NC) 94.08 four stars
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ME) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Free Speech
1150 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 301-9100
EIN: 20-3676886

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Board Leadership

Bradley A. Smith
Chair

CEO

David Keating
President