Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Institute for Justice

Litigating for liberty

four stars

97.19

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 97.19 four stars
  Financial 97.40 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

97.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.06
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,793,166
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,793,166
   Program Service Revenue $596,756
Total Primary Revenue $24,389,922
   Other Revenue $1,454,730
TOTAL REVENUE $25,844,652
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,347,018
   Administrative Expenses $2,697,865
   Fundraising Expenses $1,819,353
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,864,236
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,980,416
   
Net Assets $88,571,416

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$408,557 1.71% Scott Bullock President, General Counsel
Other Salaries of Note
$440,455 1.84% William Mellor Founding General Counsel/Chairman

Mission

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.

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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