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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Pro-Life Action League

Saving unborn children through education and non-violent direct action

three stars

84.39

6160 North Cicero Avenue Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60646
tel: (773) 777-2900   Web Site
EIN: 36-3081086

CEO
Eric J. Scheidler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.39 three stars
  Financial 80.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joseph M. Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving unborn children through non-violent direct action. Some of the Pro-Life Action League's key activities include: abortion clinic presence, public protest, confronting the abortionists, promoting and defending activism, broadcasting the pro-life message, and youth outreach. The Pro-Life Action League seeks to influence public opinion on the issue of abortion and related life issues. Additional activities to support this goal include a private phone hotline message, articles published in various publications available to the public, as well as our own newspaper, Pro-Life Action News.

The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joseph M. Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving unborn children through non-violent direct action. Some of the Pro-Life Action League's key activities include: abortion clinic presence, public protest, confronting the abortionists, promoting and defending activism, broadcasting the pro-life message, and youth outreach. The Pro-Life Action League seeks to influence public opinion on the issue of abortion and related life issues. Additional activities to support this goal include a private phone hotline message, articles published in various publications available to the public, as well as our own newspaper, Pro-Life Action News.

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Financial

three stars

80.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth -1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pro-Life Action League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pro-Life Action League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pro-Life Action League (IL) 84.39 three stars
Care Net (VA) 93.31 four stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 93.76 four stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 91.16 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $803,530
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $803,530
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $803,530
   Other Revenue $19,600
TOTAL REVENUE $823,130
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $686,360
   Administrative Expenses $135,840
   Fundraising Expenses $72,065
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $894,265
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-71,135
   
Net Assets $123,190

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
Dissemination of information $677,607 98.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 07/01/2019 84.39 three stars
2017-05 07/01/2018 84.36 three stars
2016-05 12/22/2017 88.12 three stars
2016-05 08/01/2017 87.30 three stars
2015-05 08/01/2016 83.29 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 92.02 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 12/22/2015 86.20 three stars
2014-05 07/01/2015 81.34 three stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 77.64 two stars
2012-05 02/01/2014 79.18 two stars
2012-05 07/01/2013 77.29 two stars
2011-05 12/01/2012 63.22 one star
2011-05 06/01/2012 59.12 one star
2010-05 09/20/2011 72.03 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 02/01/2011 84.05 three stars
2009-05 08/01/2010 88.00 three stars
2008-05 07/01/2009 82.71 three stars
2007-05 09/01/2008 77.37 two stars
2006-05 05/01/2007 80.15 three stars
2005-05 05/01/2006 68.03 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 36-3081086
Name in IRS Master File PRO-LIFE ACTION LEAGUE
NTEE Code R62
NTEE Classification Right to Life
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(29) Other religious 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 October, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,630 13.15% Eric J. Scheidler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pro-Life Action League (IL) 84.39 three stars
Life Legal Defense Foundation (CA) 93.76 four stars
PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN) 91.16 four stars
Heartbeat International (OH) 87.60 three stars
Care Net (VA) 93.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pro-Life Action League
6160 North Cicero Avenue
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60646
tel: (773) 777-2900
fax: (773) 777-3061
EIN: 36-3081086

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CEO

Eric J. Scheidler
Executive Director

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