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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

American Center for Law and Justice

1333 Regent University Drive Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

EIN: 54-1586817

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During our analysis of American Center for Law and Justice’s 03/2016 Form 990, the document revealed the following:

$5,033,297 was paid to its Principal Officer Jay Sekulow's for-profit legal firm, Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group for legal services. We find such practices atypical when compared to how other charities operate and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

  • During our analysis of American Center for Law and Justice’s 03/2017 Form 990, the document revealed the following:

    $5,305835 was paid to its Principal Officer Jay Sekulow's for-profit legal firm, Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group for legal services. We find such practices atypical when compared to how other charities operate and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

  • On June 27, 2017, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Trump attorney Jay Sekulow's family has been paid millions from charities they control." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.


The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 1.0
2002-03 04/15/2003 83.31 three stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 80.29 three 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 54-1586817
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE INC
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation 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 May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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).

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Charity Contact Info

American Center for Law and Justice
1333 Regent University Drive
Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
EIN: 54-1586817


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