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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation

84.95

1310 L Street NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 466-3234   Web Site
EIN: 53-0184647

Board Leadership
The Rev. Neal Jones
Chair

CEO
Rachel Laser
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.95
  Financial 78.93
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State was founded in 1947 by a broad coalition of religious, educational and civic leaders. Americans United believes that all Americans have the constitutional right to practice the religion of their choice (or refrain from taking part in religion) as individual conscience dictates. We are dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Americans United advocates for church-state separation in the US Congress and state legislature, runs several projects to help and educate, challenges church-state violations in court, and engages with local activists.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State was founded in 1947 by a broad coalition of religious, educational and civic leaders. Americans United believes that all Americans have the constitutional right to practice the religion of their choice (or refrain from taking part in religion) as individual conscience dictates. We are dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Americans United advocates for church-state separation in the US Congress and state legislature, runs several projects to help and educate, challenges church-state violations in court, and engages with local activists.

Financial

78.93

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
67.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (DC) 84.95
New York Immigration Coalition (NY) 91.37
Centurion Ministries (NJ) 95.09
People's Action Institute (IL) 89.97
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation (NJ) 91.10

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,182,717
   Federated Campaigns $3,989
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,186,706
   Program Service Revenue $303,230
Total Primary Revenue $8,489,936
   Other Revenue $617,414
TOTAL REVENUE $9,107,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,350,360
   Administrative Expenses $951,177
   Fundraising Expenses $1,457,439
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,758,976
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,348,374
   
Net Assets $10,338,413

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
Educational and Publication Division $2,174,099 40.6%
Legal Division $1,694,906 31.7%
Field Services Division $1,412,685 26.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 84.95
2018-09 12/01/2019 81.97
2017-09 12/21/2018 81.63
2016-09 04/01/2018 80.25
2015-09 02/01/2017 80.61
2014-09 06/01/2016 79.32
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 80.56
2013-09 12/22/2014 78.84
2012-09 11/01/2013 84.36
2011-09 11/06/2012 73.82
2010-09 11/01/2011 75.89
2009-09 09/20/2011 80.90
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 68.64
2008-09 10/01/2009 81.77
2007-09 11/01/2008 83.37
2006-09 12/01/2007 83.29
2005-09 12/01/2006 80.69
2004-09 08/01/2005 83.64
2003-09 10/01/2004 81.79
2002-09 09/01/2003 81.29

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 53-0184647
Name in IRS Master File AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE INC
NTEE Code R40
NTEE Classification Voter Education, Registration
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (516) Separation of church and state
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
Ruling Date July, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,231 2.24% Rachel Laser President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$183,008 2.35% Richard Katskee VP for Legal Affairs

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (DC) 84.95
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation (NJ) 91.10
Urban League of Nebraska (NE) 88.90
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York (NY) 88.23
Free Press (MA) 95.47

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Charity Contact Info

Americans United for Separation of Church and State
1310 L Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 466-3234
fax: (202) 466-3353
EIN: 53-0184647

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Board Leadership

The Rev. Neal Jones
Chair

CEO

Rachel Laser
President and CEO

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