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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Institute for Justice

Litigating for liberty

four stars

97.75

901 North Glebe Road Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 682-9320   Web Site
EIN: 52-1744337

Board Leadership
Chip Mellor
Chair

CEO
Scott G. Bullock
President and General Counsel

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.75 four stars
  Financial 98.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice (IJ) advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society. IJ litigates to secure economic liberty, school choice, private property rights, freedom of speech and other vital individual liberties and to restore constitutional limits on the power of government. IJ provides legal counsel to inner-city entrepreneurs, because their freedom to shape their own businesses directly affects their freedom to shape their own lives and communities. In addition, IJ trains law students, lawyers, policy activists and grassroots organizers in the tactics of public interest litigation and advocacy for liberty. Through these activities, IJ challenges the ideology of the welfare state and illustrates and extends the benefits of freedom to those whose full enjoyment of liberty is denied by government.

Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice (IJ) advances a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society. IJ litigates to secure economic liberty, school choice, private property rights, freedom of speech and other vital individual liberties and to restore constitutional limits on the power of government. IJ provides legal counsel to inner-city entrepreneurs, because their freedom to shape their own businesses directly affects their freedom to shape their own lives and communities. In addition, IJ trains law students, lawyers, policy activists and grassroots organizers in the tactics of public interest litigation and advocacy for liberty. Through these activities, IJ challenges the ideology of the welfare state and illustrates and extends the benefits of freedom to those whose full enjoyment of liberty is denied by government.

Financial

four stars

98.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.53
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.75 four stars
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty (MI) 99.01 four stars
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 94.05 four stars
FAIR Federation for American Immigration Reform (DC) 96.27 four stars
WAND Education Fund (DC) 87.68 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,553,699
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $26,553,699
   Program Service Revenue $452,549
Total Primary Revenue $27,006,248
   Other Revenue $827,713
TOTAL REVENUE $27,833,961
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,093,136
   Administrative Expenses $2,638,349
   Fundraising Expenses $1,391,978
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,123,463
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,710,498
   
Net Assets $77,707,426

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Institute for Justice has received 16 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 12/01/2017 97.75 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 97.83 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.03 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 97.84 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 97.54 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 96.91 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 97.56 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 97.57 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 97.50 four stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 94.98 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.65 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 91.58 four stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 97.90 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 97.86 four stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 92.84 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 98.22 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 91.65 four stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 92.66 four stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 95.14 four stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 95.38 four 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 52-1744337
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE
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 January, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$293,417 1.53% Scott Bullock President, General Counsel
Other Salaries of Note
$505,085 2.64% William Mellor Founding General Counsel

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.75 four stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 85.50 three stars
Simon Wiesenthal Center (CA) 90.41 four stars
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 92.02 four stars
WAND Education Fund (DC) 87.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Justice
901 North Glebe Road
Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
tel: (703) 682-9320
fax: (703) 682-9321
EIN: 52-1744337

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Board Leadership

Chip Mellor
Chair

CEO

Scott G. Bullock
President and General Counsel

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