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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Institute for Justice

Litigating for liberty

four stars

97.83

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

Board Leadership
William H. Mellor
Chair

CEO
Scott G. Bullock
President and General Counsel

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.83 four stars
  Financial 99.40 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

99.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
82.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.60
  Program Expenses Growth 12.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.83 four stars
Young America's Foundation (VA) 94.30 four stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 86.00 three stars
National Urban League (NY) 87.44 three stars
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.55 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $30,397,072
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,397,072
   Program Service Revenue $3,394,895
Total Primary Revenue $33,791,967
   Other Revenue $331,956
TOTAL REVENUE $34,123,923
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,027,036
   Administrative Expenses $1,864,606
   Fundraising Expenses $1,217,399
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,109,041
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,014,882
   
Net Assets $69,143,072

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 15 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 10/15/2002 92.61 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
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$487,731 2.69% William H. Mellor President, General Counsel, Co-founder

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.83 four stars
National People's Action (IL) 87.17 three stars
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (DC) 97.11 four stars
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty (MI) 100.00 four stars
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 91.69 four 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

William H. Mellor
Chair

CEO

Scott G. Bullock
President and General Counsel

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