Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Alliance Defending Freedom

Defending our first liberty

three stars

83.77

15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260
tel: (800) 835-5233   Web Site
EIN: 54-1660459

Board Leadership
Terry Schlossberg
Chair

CEO
Michael P. Farris
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.77 three stars
  Financial 77.06 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1994 by 35 evangelical Christian ministry leaders, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was conceived as an organization that would uniquely preserve and protect our first liberty - to defend the right of people of faith to hear and speak the Truth of the Gospel. Through strategy and coordination, world-class training for lawyers and law students, case and project funding, and direct litigation, our nation-shaping successes have begun to help secure and reclaim the most fundamental rights that our Constitution was designed to guarantee. Through the grace of God, legal precedents have been set and much liberty has been reclaimed. We are humbled to have been involved with our allies in 31 victories before the U.S. Supreme Court, and hundreds more in the lower courts.

Founded in 1994 by 35 evangelical Christian ministry leaders, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was conceived as an organization that would uniquely preserve and protect our first liberty - to defend the right of people of faith to hear and speak the Truth of the Gospel. Through strategy and coordination, world-class training for lawyers and law students, case and project funding, and direct litigation, our nation-shaping successes have begun to help secure and reclaim the most fundamental rights that our Constitution was designed to guarantee. Through the grace of God, legal precedents have been set and much liberty has been reclaimed. We are humbled to have been involved with our allies in 31 victories before the U.S. Supreme Court, and hundreds more in the lower courts.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of people trained
317
Number of Facebook followers
1,659,990
Number of requests for legal assistance.
4,031
Number of website pageviews
4,316,920
Number of unique website visitors
3,509,890
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance Defending Freedom on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alliance Defending Freedom on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $54,700,270
   Federated Campaigns $38,614
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $386,471
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $55,125,355
   Program Service Revenue $150,145
Total Primary Revenue $55,275,500
   Other Revenue $-87,504
TOTAL REVENUE $55,187,996
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $40,065,109
   Administrative Expenses $5,156,898
   Fundraising Expenses $9,463,288
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $54,685,295
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $502,701
   
Net Assets $29,401,436

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$382,973 0.70% Michael Farris President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$433,856 0.79% Alan Sears Founder

Mission

Founded in 1994 by 35 evangelical Christian ministry leaders, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was conceived as an organization that would uniquely preserve and protect our first liberty - to defend the right of people of faith to hear and speak the Truth of the Gospel. Through strategy and coordination, world-class training for lawyers and law students, case and project funding, and direct litigation, our nation-shaping successes have begun to help secure and reclaim the most fundamental rights that our Constitution was designed to guarantee. Through the grace of God, legal precedents have been set and much liberty has been reclaimed. We are humbled to have been involved with our allies in 31 victories before the U.S. Supreme Court, and hundreds more in the lower courts.

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Charity Contact Info

Alliance Defending Freedom
15100 North 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
tel: (800) 835-5233
fax: (480) 444-0025
EIN: 54-1660459

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Board Leadership

Terry Schlossberg
Chair

CEO

Michael P. Farris
President, CEO