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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Southeastern Legal Foundation

Rebuilding the American Republic®

three stars

88.92

2255 Sewell Mill Road Suite 320
Marietta, GA 30062
tel: (770) 977-2131   Web Site
EIN: 58-1247027

Board Leadership
Denny Jones
Chair

CEO
Todd G. Young
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.92 three stars
  Financial 85.99 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) is a national constitutional public interest law firm and policy center that advocates limited government, individual economic freedom, and the free enterprise system in the courts of law and public opinion. Our mission is to engage in litigation and public policy advocacy in support of these principles. We look for cases and issues in which our involvement makes a difference, not just to the parties involved, but also on the policies and issues in dispute. We are not a single-issue organization; rather, we are a conservative public interest law firm and policy center dedicated to creating binding legal precedent and positive public policy change for all Americans.

Founded in 1976, Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) is a national constitutional public interest law firm and policy center that advocates limited government, individual economic freedom, and the free enterprise system in the courts of law and public opinion. Our mission is to engage in litigation and public policy advocacy in support of these principles. We look for cases and issues in which our involvement makes a difference, not just to the parties involved, but also on the policies and issues in dispute. We are not a single-issue organization; rather, we are a conservative public interest law firm and policy center dedicated to creating binding legal precedent and positive public policy change for all Americans.

Financial

three stars

85.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.81
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southeastern Legal Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southeastern Legal Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 88.92 three stars
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (NY) 91.08 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (CA) 87.28 three stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (IL) 94.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,376,450
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,376,450
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,376,450
   Other Revenue $154,251
TOTAL REVENUE $3,530,701
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,630,173
   Administrative Expenses $103,647
   Fundraising Expenses $323,697
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,057,517
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $473,184
   
Net Assets $6,505,371

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 Interest Law Firm $2,630,173 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 88.92 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.95 four stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 95.87 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 95.47 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.87 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 93.33 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 85.16 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 79.89 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 80.88 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.75 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.94 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 98.70 four stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 95.87 four stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 88.55 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 85.94 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 78.20 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 72.76 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 74.59 two stars
2003-06 02/01/2005 74.16 two 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 58-1247027
Name in IRS Master File SOUTHEASTERN LEGAL FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (462) Legal aid to indigents
(460) Public interest litigation 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 February, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Todd Young Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$125,000 4.08% Kim Hermann Senior Counselor
$74,000 2.42% Josalyn Spivey Finance Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Southeastern Legal Foundation (GA) 88.92 three stars
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 87.37 three stars
Electronic Privacy Information Center (DC) 97.17 four stars
Center For Consumer Freedom (DC) 86.10 three stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars

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Official Charity Response

Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) acknowledges the important work of, and our years-long participation with, Charity Navigator.  From 2015-2017, SLF achieved an Overall 4-star rating.  in 2018, SLF received an Overall Score of 88.92, resulting in a 3-star rating.  This was due to reduced expenditures for outside legal counsel assisting SLF related to a specific case which resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court victory.  Nevertheless, SLF proudly maintains a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator in 2018 in key categories of Accountability and Transparency.  As a constitutional public interest law firm, SLF continues to annually increase the number and scope of cases handled by SLF staff legal counsel to fulfill our mission of advocating for limited government, individual liberties, and the free enterprise system.

Charity Contact Info

Southeastern Legal Foundation
2255 Sewell Mill Road
Suite 320
Marietta, GA 30062
tel: (770) 977-2131
fax: (770) 977-2134
EIN: 58-1247027

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Board Leadership

Denny Jones
Chair

CEO

Todd G. Young
Executive Director

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