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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Defending the police

93.70

2560 Huntington Ave. Suite 203
Alexandria, VA 22303
tel: (703) 807-1875   Web Site
EIN: 52-1095066

Board Leadership
Alfred S. Regnery
Chair

CEO
Jason C. Johnson
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.70
  Financial 91.62
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

91.62

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 23.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.9%
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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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys
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To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (VA) 93.70
Justice in Aging (DC) 99.58
Public Justice Foundation (DC) 88.42
CARPLS (IL) 97.75
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) 100.00

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,659,358
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,659,358
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,659,358
   Other Revenue $123,850
TOTAL REVENUE $2,783,208
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,185,167
   Administrative Expenses $236,839
   Fundraising Expenses $327,313
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,749,319
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $33,889
   
Net Assets $4,856,542

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 $1,657,513 75.9%
Defending Wrongfully-Charged Law Enforcement Officers $510,710 23.4%
Support of Law Enforcement Professional Associations $16,944 0.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-12 12/01/2021 93.70
2019-12 12/23/2020 83.62
2018-12 02/01/2020 86.26
2018-12 09/03/2019 83.80
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.54
2016-12 12/22/2017 83.76
2015-12 03/01/2017 78.04
2015-12 12/21/2016 29.06
2014-12 06/01/2016 29.23
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 73.99
2013-12 12/01/2015 27.44
2013-12 07/01/2015 24.60
2012-12 12/20/2013 24.60
2011-12 02/01/2013 24.60
2010-12 03/01/2012 24.60
2009-12 11/01/2011 24.60
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 59.07
2008-12 03/01/2010 55.67
2007-12 12/17/2008 59.07
2006-12 12/15/2007 57.61

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,000 6.03% Jason C. Johnson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (VA) 93.70
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (TX) 90.36
International Senior Lawyers' Corporation (NY) 89.20
New York Legal Assistance Group Incorporated (NY) 90.54
Greater Boston Legal Services (MA) 91.49

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Charity Contact Info

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
2560 Huntington Ave.
Suite 203
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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