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Thomas More Society

A national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty.

two stars

73.78

309 W. Washington Street Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 782-1680   Web Site
EIN: 36-4270023

Board Leadership
Ann Scheidler
Chairman

CEO
Thomas Brejcha
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.78 two stars
  Financial 70.92 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Thomas More Society is a not-for-profit, national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty. Based in Chicago, the Thomas More Society defends and fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro bono legal services from local trial courts all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The Thomas More Society continues to litigate cutting-edge cases including protecting the First Amendment rights of those who pray and counsel outside our nation's abortion facilities, defending laws that protect human life from conception to natural death, ensuring the free expression of religion in the public square, restoring respect for marriage as the sacred union of one man and one woman.

The Thomas More Society is a not-for-profit, national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty. Based in Chicago, the Thomas More Society defends and fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro bono legal services from local trial courts all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The Thomas More Society continues to litigate cutting-edge cases including protecting the First Amendment rights of those who pray and counsel outside our nation's abortion facilities, defending laws that protect human life from conception to natural death, ensuring the free expression of religion in the public square, restoring respect for marriage as the sacred union of one man and one woman.

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Financial

two stars

70.92

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
62.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 30.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth 22.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas More Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas More Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thomas More Society (IL) 73.78 two stars
Couple to Couple League (OH) 86.15 three stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 93.76 four stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 91.16 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,644,474
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $60,990
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,705,464
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,705,464
   Other Revenue $-3,426
TOTAL REVENUE $4,702,038
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,059,135
   Administrative Expenses $337,406
   Fundraising Expenses $1,443,069
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,839,610
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-137,572
   
Net Assets $544,103

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 Law Firm $3,614,050 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 73.78 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 74.07 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 74.57 two stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 73.88 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 36-4270023
Name in IRS Master File THOMAS MORE SOCIETY
NTEE Code I83
NTEE Classification Public Interest Law, Litigation
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 November, 1999
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,366 3.62% Thomas L. Brejcha President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thomas More Society (IL) 73.78 two stars
Couple to Couple League (OH) 86.15 three stars
Care Net (VA) 93.31 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Thomas More Society
309 W. Washington Street
Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60606
tel: (312) 782-1680
fax: (312) 782-1887
EIN: 36-4270023

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Board Leadership

Ann Scheidler
Chairman

CEO

Thomas Brejcha
President

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