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The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Reforming the current legal order

four stars

92.22

1776 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 822-8138   Web Site
EIN: 36-3235550

Board Leadership
Steven G. Calabresi & Leonard A. Leo
Co-Chairs

CEO
Eugene B. Meyer
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.22 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. We seek to promote awareness of these principles and to further their application through our activities. Overall, the Society's efforts are improving our present and future leaders' understanding of the principles underlying American law.

Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. We seek to promote awareness of these principles and to further their application through our activities. Overall, the Society's efforts are improving our present and future leaders' understanding of the principles underlying American law.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 14.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (DC) 92.22 four stars
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (DC) 86.70 three stars
Michigan League for Public Policy (MI) 91.59 four stars
Alliance for Aging Research (DC) 90.66 four stars
Texas Public Policy Foundation (TX) 86.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,217,539
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,217,539
   Program Service Revenue $1,551,318
Total Primary Revenue $22,768,857
   Other Revenue $523,131
TOTAL REVENUE $23,291,988
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,239,873
   Administrative Expenses $1,016,534
   Fundraising Expenses $905,872
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,162,279
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $129,709
   
Net Assets $29,069,839

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
Practice Activities $4,655,260 21.9%
External Affairs $3,035,003 14.3%
Student Activities $2,882,967 13.6%

Ratings History
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 92.22 four stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 92.22 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 92.22 four stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 91.79 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 93.84 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.14 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 93.61 four stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 96.13 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 93.77 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 77.70 two stars
2010-09 10/01/2011 77.25 two stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 69.69 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 95.24 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 96.43 four stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 96.29 four stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 98.63 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 98.58 four stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 96.20 four stars
2003-09 11/01/2004 96.20 four stars

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

EIN 36-3235550
Name in IRS Master File FEDERALIST SOCIETY FOR LAW & PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 July, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$792,806 3.42% Eugene B. Meyer President
Other Salaries of Note
$65,000 0.28% T. Kenneth Cribb Jr. Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (DC) 92.22 four stars
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Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.57 three stars
The Land Institute (KS) 95.63 four stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
1776 I Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 822-8138
fax: (202) 296-8061
EIN: 36-3235550

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Board Leadership

Steven G. Calabresi & Leonard A. Leo
Co-Chairs

CEO

Eugene B. Meyer
President

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