Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Alliance Defending Freedom

Defending our first liberty

four stars

91.38

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 91.38 four stars
  Financial 87.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 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.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2016
Number of people trained
376
Number of Facebook followers
1,465,820
Number of requests for legal assistance.
3,663
Number of website pageviews
3,201,290
Number of unique website visitors
1,562,610
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Financial

three stars

87.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
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 $49,888,409
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $119,501
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $50,007,910
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $50,007,910
   Other Revenue $1,529,781
TOTAL REVENUE $51,537,691
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $45,130,220
   Administrative Expenses $4,399,287
   Fundraising Expenses $8,116,898
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,646,405
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,108,714
   
Net Assets $28,156,823

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$389,598 0.67% Alan E. Sears President, CEO

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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Alliance Defending Freedom (AZ) 91.38 four stars
Kentucky Coalition (KY) 87.03 three stars
National Immigration Forum (DC) 96.66 four stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 92.97 four stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 91.26 four stars

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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