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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Live Action

Leading the transformation to end this grave human rights abuse

three stars

83.04

2200 Wilson Boulevard Suite 102, PMB 111
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (323) 454-3304   Web Site
EIN: 42-1764425

Board Leadership
Lila Rose
Board Chair

CEO
Lila Rose
Founder and President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.04 three stars
  Financial 93.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mission
Live Action works to defend the human rights of the most vulnerable in society: preborn children. With the largest online reach in the pro-life movement, Live Action changes hearts and minds about abortion - inspiring the culture of life through national media campaigns, investigative reporting, and targeted youth education programs.

Vision
Our vision is the end of abortion in America, ensuring all preborn babies are safe from the violence of abortion and their mothers and families have the resources and care they need. We envision a culture of life that fully respects and protects every human life.

Mission
Live Action works to defend the human rights of the most vulnerable in society: preborn children. With the largest online reach in the pro-life movement, Live Action changes hearts and minds about abortion - inspiring the culture of life through national media campaigns, investigative reporting, and targeted youth education programs.

Vision
Our vision is the end of abortion in America, ensuring all preborn babies are safe from the violence of abortion and their mothers and families have the resources and care they need. We envision a culture of life that fully respects and protects every human life.

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Financial

four stars

93.22

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 17.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Live Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Live Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Live Action (VA) 83.04 three stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 93.13 four stars
Care Net (VA) 92.90 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 94.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,901,804
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,901,804
   Program Service Revenue $28,516
Total Primary Revenue $2,930,320
   Other Revenue $32,595
TOTAL REVENUE $2,962,915
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,154,987
   Administrative Expenses $154,493
   Fundraising Expenses $508,638
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,818,118
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $144,797
   
Net Assets $3,296,817

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
Pro-Life Education Content $932,492 43.3%
Abortion Industry Reports $735,220 34.1%
News Reports $487,275 22.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 83.04 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 71.34 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 42-1764425
Name in IRS Master File LIVE ACTION
NTEE Code R62
NTEE Classification Right to Life
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational 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 August, 2008
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
$134,624 4.77% Lila Rose President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Live Action (VA) 83.04 three stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 93.13 four stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 94.18 four stars
Care Net (VA) 92.90 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Live Action
2200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 102, PMB 111
Arlington, VA 22201
tel: (323) 454-3304
EIN: 42-1764425

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Board Leadership

Lila Rose
Board Chair

CEO

Lila Rose
Founder and President

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