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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

Defending America's workers from the abuses of compulsory unionism

three stars

85.90

8001 Braddock Road Springfield, VA 22160
tel: (800) 336-3600   Web Site
EIN: 59-1588825

Board Leadership
Sandra Crandall
Chairman

CEO
Mark A. Mix
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.90 three stars
  Financial 86.87 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, established in 1968, provides free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by abuses of compulsory unionism. The Foundation's legal aid program is designed to fulfill two objectives: to enforce employees' existing legal rights against forced unionism abuses; and to win new legal precedents expanding these rights and protections. These objectives are fulfilled through the litigation of cases involving: misuse of forced union dues for political purposes; union coercion violating employees' constitutional and civil rights; injustices of compulsory union hiring halls; union violations of the merit principle in public employment and academic freedom in education; union violence against workers; and violations of other existing legal protections against union coercion.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, established in 1968, provides free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by abuses of compulsory unionism. The Foundation's legal aid program is designed to fulfill two objectives: to enforce employees' existing legal rights against forced unionism abuses; and to win new legal precedents expanding these rights and protections. These objectives are fulfilled through the litigation of cases involving: misuse of forced union dues for political purposes; union coercion violating employees' constitutional and civil rights; injustices of compulsory union hiring halls; union violations of the merit principle in public employment and academic freedom in education; union violence against workers; and violations of other existing legal protections against union coercion.

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Financial

three stars

86.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.78
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
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All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (VA) 85.90 three stars
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CA) 91.03 four stars
Students for Liberty (VA) 91.20 four stars
Jewish Community Relations Council (MA) 85.92 three stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 99.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,763,145
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,763,145
   Program Service Revenue $174,049
Total Primary Revenue $11,937,194
   Other Revenue $1,652,964
TOTAL REVENUE $13,590,158
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $5,398,935
   Administrative Expenses $391,888
   Fundraising Expenses $1,296,375
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,087,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,502,960
   
Net Assets $27,341,254

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Providing Legal Assistance $4,059,032 72.1%
Informing Workers of Their Rights $1,259,470 22.4%
Educational Program $310,814 5.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 85.90 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 87.61 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 83.24 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 82.61 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 79.94 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 80.65 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 77.08 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 75.92 two stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 76.24 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 74.49 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.15 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 81.71 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 82.53 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.33 four stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 75.96 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 68.30 one star
2004-12 06/01/2006 64.34 one star
2003-12 05/01/2005 61.72 one star
2002-12 03/01/2004 65.43 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-1588825
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(59) Other school related activities
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
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 June, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,292 2.30% Mark A. Mix President
Other Salaries of Note
$191,497 2.70% Raymond J. Lajeunesse Jr. Vice President, Legal Director
$181,602 2.56% M. Chappell Staff Attorney
$178,649 2.52% G. Taubman Staff Attorney
$174,323 2.45% R. Clair Corporate Counsel

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (VA) 85.90 three stars
Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice (MN) 88.80 three stars
Center for Individual Rights (DC) 91.36 four stars
Urban League of Greater Madison (WI) 86.68 three stars
Death with Dignity National Center (OR) 93.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
8001 Braddock Road
Springfield, VA 22160
tel: (800) 336-3600
fax: (703) 321-9613
EIN: 59-1588825

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Board Leadership

Sandra Crandall
Chairman

CEO

Mark A. Mix
President

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