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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Defending the police

three stars

86.26

2560 Huntington Ave. Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22303
tel: (703) 807-1875   Web Site
EIN: 52-1095066

Board Leadership
Alfred S. Regnery
Chair

CEO
Jason C. Johnson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.26 three stars
  Financial 81.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is benevolent and educational. We support and defend the law enforcement profession and those law enforcement officers who have devoted their lives to upholding the Constitution and serving the United States and its citizens while enforcing its laws. We also seek to educate the public about the many risks and threats to law enforcement personnel in order to build a more informed, respectful, and appreciative society.

Our mission is benevolent and educational. We support and defend the law enforcement profession and those law enforcement officers who have devoted their lives to upholding the Constitution and serving the United States and its citizens while enforcing its laws. We also seek to educate the public about the many risks and threats to law enforcement personnel in order to build a more informed, respectful, and appreciative society.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of unique website visitors
80,870
This impact information is current as of January 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

three stars

81.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth -8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (VA) 86.26 three stars
Public Justice Center (MD) 95.02 four stars
Public Counsel (CA) 90.34 four stars
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (PA) 94.43 four stars
Neighborhood Legal Services Association (PA) 88.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,136,658
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,136,658
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,136,658
   Other Revenue $241,042
TOTAL REVENUE $1,377,700
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,124,238
   Administrative Expenses $199,123
   Fundraising Expenses $123,682
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,447,043
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-69,343
   
Net Assets $4,303,308

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
Public Education & Media Relations $749,463 66.7%
Defending Wrongfully-Charged Law Enforcement Officers $268,900 23.9%
Support of Law Enforcement Professional Associations $105,875 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.26 three stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 83.80 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.54 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 83.76 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 78.04 two stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 29.06 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 29.23 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 73.99 two stars
2013-12 12/01/2015 27.44 zero star
2013-12 07/01/2015 24.60 zero star
2012-12 12/20/2013 24.60 zero star
2011-12 02/01/2013 24.60 zero star
2010-12 03/01/2012 24.60 zero star
2009-12 11/01/2011 24.60 zero star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 59.07 one star
2008-12 03/01/2010 55.67 one star
2007-12 12/17/2008 59.07 one star
2006-12 12/15/2007 57.61 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 60.00 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 40.94 zero 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 52-1095066
Name in IRS Master File LAW ENFORCEMENT LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 January, 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 Compensation from Affiliates
$175,406 12.12% Ronald T. Hosko President $11,227
Other Salaries of Note
$96,519 6.67% Alfred S. Regnery Chair of the Board $43,481

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (VA) 86.26 three stars
Maine Justice Foundation (ME) 89.23 three stars
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (DC) 86.72 three stars
Support Center for Child Advocates (PA) 91.30 four stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
2560 Huntington Ave.
Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22303
tel: (703) 807-1875
fax: (703) 807-1878
EIN: 52-1095066

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Board Leadership

Alfred S. Regnery
Chair

CEO

Jason C. Johnson
President

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