Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Alliance Defending Freedom

Defending our first liberty

four stars

90.04

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

Board Leadership
Terry Schlossberg
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Michael P. Farris
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.04 four stars
  Financial 85.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
77.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.6%
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 $46,077,714
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $180,484
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $46,258,198
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $46,258,198
   Other Revenue $2,052,635
TOTAL REVENUE $48,310,833
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $37,375,949
   Administrative Expenses $3,894,323
   Fundraising Expenses $7,665,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $48,935,954
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-625,121
   
Net Assets $34,160,364

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$408,488 0.83% 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) 90.04 four stars
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 85.88 three stars
Advancement Project (CA) 91.12 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 88.28 three stars
Alliance for Justice (DC) 91.09 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
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Michael P. Farris
President, CEO

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