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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Live Action

Leading the transformation to end this grave human rights abuse

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two stars

71.34

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

CEO
Lila Rose
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.34 two stars
  Financial 93.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 60.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2008, Live Action is exposing abortion for the grave human rights violation that it is, and creating an environment where life is the top human rights priority for our local and national leaders. We report daily on stories and conduct undercover investigations that have uncovered the abortion industry providing sex-selective abortions of preborn girls, covering up the sexual abuse of minors and sex-trafficking, accepting racially-motivated donations, disseminating medical misinformation, and participating in infanticide and other wrongs towards women and children. Live Action mobilizes activists and give them the tools and resources they need to educate their own communities about the right to life.

Founded in 2008, Live Action is exposing abortion for the grave human rights violation that it is, and creating an environment where life is the top human rights priority for our local and national leaders. We report daily on stories and conduct undercover investigations that have uncovered the abortion industry providing sex-selective abortions of preborn girls, covering up the sexual abuse of minors and sex-trafficking, accepting racially-motivated donations, disseminating medical misinformation, and participating in infanticide and other wrongs towards women and children. Live Action mobilizes activists and give them the tools and resources they need to educate their own communities about the right to life.

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Financial

four stars

93.54

Accountability & Transparency

one star

60.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 34.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Live Action (VA) 71.34 two stars
Care Net (VA) 93.31 four stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 93.76 four stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 91.16 four stars
Couple to Couple League (OH) 86.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,066,257
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,066,257
   Program Service Revenue $4,596
Total Primary Revenue $3,070,853
   Other Revenue $1,254
TOTAL REVENUE $3,072,107
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,657,224
   Administrative Expenses $234,786
   Fundraising Expenses $467,478
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,359,488
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-287,381
   
Net Assets $3,152,017

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 $1,286,434 48.4%
Abortion Industry Reports $734,021 27.6%
News Reports $636,769 24.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,443 3.94% Lila Rose President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Live Action (VA) 71.34 two stars
Care Net (VA) 93.31 four stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 93.76 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 91.16 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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CEO

Lila Rose
Founder, CEO

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