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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Thomas More Law Center

The sword and shield for people of faith.

three stars

81.15

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive P.O. Box 393
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
tel: (734) 827-2001   Web Site
EIN: 38-3448297

Board Leadership
Richard Thompson
Chairman

CEO
Richard Thompson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.15 three stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Thomas More Law Center is a not-for-profit public interest law firm dedicated to the defense and promotion of the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. Our purpose is to be the sword and shield for people of faith, providing legal representation without charge to defend Christians and their religious beliefs. We achieve this goal principally through litigation, seeking out significant cases, consistent with our mission, where our expertise can be of service to others. Above all, the lawyers of the Thomas More Center seek to meet the highest moral and ethical standards of our Christian faith and our legal profession. The mission of the Thomas More Law Center is to: Preserve America's Judeo-Christian heritage; Defend the religious freedom of Christians; Restore time-honored moral and family values; Protect the sanctity of human life; Promote a strong national defense and a free and sovereign United States of America.

The Thomas More Law Center is a not-for-profit public interest law firm dedicated to the defense and promotion of the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. Our purpose is to be the sword and shield for people of faith, providing legal representation without charge to defend Christians and their religious beliefs. We achieve this goal principally through litigation, seeking out significant cases, consistent with our mission, where our expertise can be of service to others. Above all, the lawyers of the Thomas More Center seek to meet the highest moral and ethical standards of our Christian faith and our legal profession. The mission of the Thomas More Law Center is to: Preserve America's Judeo-Christian heritage; Defend the religious freedom of Christians; Restore time-honored moral and family values; Protect the sanctity of human life; Promote a strong national defense and a free and sovereign United States of America.

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Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 61.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas More Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Thomas More Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thomas More Law Center (MI) 81.15 three stars
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts (MA) 91.65 four stars
American Immigration Council (DC) 94.52 four stars
National Coalition Against Censorship (NY) 97.07 four stars
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 99.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,569,806
   Federated Campaigns $15,173
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,584,979
   Program Service Revenue $130,000
Total Primary Revenue $1,714,979
   Other Revenue $50,703
TOTAL REVENUE $1,765,682
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,632,706
   Administrative Expenses $171,114
   Fundraising Expenses $160,264
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,964,084
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-198,402
   
Net Assets $724,368

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 81.15 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 81.10 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 82.71 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 78.64 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 81.06 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.40 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.50 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 80.83 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 68.49 one star
2012-12 02/01/2014 60.68 one star
2011-12 07/01/2013 59.16 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 63.37 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 64.75 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 68.39 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 64.10 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 66.67 one star
2006-12 04/01/2008 76.51 two stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 72.62 two stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 79.40 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 67.03 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 38-3448297
Name in IRS Master File THOMAS MORE LAW CENTER
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable 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 June, 1999
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$216,697 11.03% Richard Thompson President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Thomas More Law Center (MI) 81.15 three stars
Centurion Ministries (NJ) 92.25 four stars
Equal Justice Works (DC) 90.17 four stars
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.70 four stars
ACLU Foundation of Maryland (MD) 91.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Thomas More Law Center
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
P.O. Box 393
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
tel: (734) 827-2001
fax: (734) 930-7160
EIN: 38-3448297

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Board Leadership

Richard Thompson
Chairman

CEO

Richard Thompson
President

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