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David Horowitz Freedom Center

Defending America's free society

two stars

72.19

P.O. Box 55089 Sherman Oaks, CA 91499
tel: (800) 752-6562   Web Site
EIN: 95-4194642

Board Leadership
Wally Nunn
Chair

CEO
David Horowitz
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.19 two stars
  Financial 65.04 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center was founded in 1988 as the Center for the Study of Popular Culture to establish a conservative presence in Hollywood and show how popular culture had become a political battleground. The mission of the Center is to defend America's free society through educating the public to preserve traditional constitutional values of: individual freedom, rule of law, private property, and limited government. The Center has established programs such as The Wednesday Morning Club, the Individual Rights Foundation, and Students for Academic Freedom. Additionally, the Center publishes FrontPage Magazine, an online journal of news and political commentary.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center was founded in 1988 as the Center for the Study of Popular Culture to establish a conservative presence in Hollywood and show how popular culture had become a political battleground. The mission of the Center is to defend America's free society through educating the public to preserve traditional constitutional values of: individual freedom, rule of law, private property, and limited government. The Center has established programs such as The Wednesday Morning Club, the Individual Rights Foundation, and Students for Academic Freedom. Additionally, the Center publishes FrontPage Magazine, an online journal of news and political commentary.

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Financial

one star

65.04

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by David Horowitz Freedom Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by David Horowitz Freedom Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
David Horowitz Freedom Center (CA) 72.19 two stars
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California Food Policy Advocates (CA) 90.72 four stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.08 three stars
Encore.org (CA) 91.15 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,723,239
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $86,497
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,809,736
   Program Service Revenue $958,876
Total Primary Revenue $6,768,612
   Other Revenue $80,465
TOTAL REVENUE $6,849,077
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,071,821
   Administrative Expenses $596,231
   Fundraising Expenses $1,177,758
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,845,810
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,267
   
Net Assets $558,576

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
Israel, Terrorism Awareness, and Immigration $2,011,516 39.7%
The Weekend $1,181,421 23.3%
Frontpagemag.com $507,288 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 72.19 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 71.98 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 68.95 one star
2015-12 07/01/2017 72.19 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.05 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 80.16 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.14 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 79.73 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 75.17 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.97 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 70.42 two stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 81.63 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 87.98 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 87.95 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 82.86 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 79.58 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 76.30 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 95-4194642
Name in IRS Master File DAVID HOROWITZ FREEDOM CENTER
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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, 1993
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$598,049 8.73% David Horowitz CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$223,942 3.27% Michael Finch President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
David Horowitz Freedom Center (CA) 72.19 two stars
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GA) 91.89 four stars
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Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 91.67 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

David Horowitz Freedom Center
P.O. Box 55089
Sherman Oaks, CA 91499
tel: (800) 752-6562
fax: (818) 849-3481
EIN: 95-4194642

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Board Leadership

Wally Nunn
Chair

CEO

David Horowitz
CEO

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