Americans United for Life

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Summary

Americans United for Life protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.

The spirit of Americans United for Life is captured through our signature mark, the daisy flower. Like the unassuming yet beautiful flower that persists even in the harshest of conditions, human life is a gift that is worthy of protection and wondrous when allowed to flourish and thrive. The daisy, like human life, persists.

The petals of the daisy represent our human rights-those we possess as individual human beings as well as those we share as members of the human family. Each of the daisy's petals interlink to form in their center a radiant star.

As the star at the center of the daisy shines, it illuminates the central role of our reason: In its light we embrace our identity as equal members of the human family, with common rights and responsibilities, as we look towards a brighter and more beautiful future.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Americans United for Life
1150 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Website: aul.org

Phone: (202) 289-1478

Email: life@aul.org


Organization details

EIN: 363906065

CEO/President: Catherine Glenn Foster

Chairman: Jay Cunningham

Board size: 9

Founder: Brent Bozell

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

We strive for the day when all are welcomed throughout life and protected in law. We equip advocates and lawmakers with the facts and strategies that change hearts and minds and protect human life.

We believe all human rights flow from the human right to life. We are all equal members of the human family and equally worthy of respect, solidarity, and love.


Mission statement

We advance the human right to life in culture, law, and policy.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating747 of 102234 of 41
Fund acquisition rating793 of 102436 of 41
Resource allocation rating643 of 102432 of 41
Asset utilization rating483 of 102217 of 41

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%13%17%20%24%29%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%13%17%20%24%23%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%99%99%100%79%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%12%17%20%20%23%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%1%1%0%21%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%76%74%69%71%68%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
91%112%103%100%121%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%84%76%68%87%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
9%-12%-3%0%-21%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
15%-19%-6%1%-27%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%12%9%12%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.251.541.671.421.340.97
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.031.031.031.031.07
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.071.591.711.461.391.03
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.0310.3410.709.0315.267.18
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.100.090.110.070.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.646.826.367.338.0910.02
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
22%16%14%12%11%17%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
69%55%52%62%66%85%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$1,541,965$1,603,573$1,455,234$1,472,186$1,839,281
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$102,449$330,607$547,348$494,499$662,200
Short-term investments$5,526$1,671$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,649,940$1,935,851$2,002,582$1,966,685$2,501,481
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$40,044$14,336$5,651$6,523$8,487
Other long-term assets$15,777$37,280$45,691$59,263$161,482
Total long-term assets$55,821$51,616$51,342$65,786$169,969
Total assets$1,705,761$1,987,467$2,053,924$2,032,471$2,671,450
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$159,636$180,967$221,666$128,886$328,859
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$19,653
Total current liabilities$159,636$180,967$221,666$128,886$348,512
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$112,289$100,731$17,512$100,079$118,150
Total long-term liabilities$112,289$100,731$17,512$100,079$118,150
Total liabilities$271,925$281,698$239,178$228,965$466,662
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,398,208$1,661,052$1,670,029$1,758,789$2,160,071
With donor restrictions$35,628$44,717$144,717$44,717$44,717
Net assets$1,433,836$1,705,769$1,814,746$1,803,506$2,204,788
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$2,336,883$3,180,883$2,911,360$2,238,016$2,029,206
Program service revenue$4,500$6,169$1,950$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$212$779$2,615$2,429$3,112
Other revenue$6,677$13,086$10,717$6,796$550,530
Total other revenue$11,389$20,034$15,282$9,225$553,642
Total revenue$2,348,272$3,200,917$2,926,642$2,247,241$2,582,848
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$1,982,908$2,447,202$2,003,442$1,944,696$1,757,669
Management and general$323,824$306,076$338,575$241,358$235,541
Fundraising$314,772$556,616$573,385$541,098$586,326
Total expenses$2,621,504$3,309,894$2,915,402$2,727,152$2,579,536
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($273,232)($108,977)$11,240($479,911)$3,312
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($273,232)($108,977)$11,240($479,911)$3,312

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Catherine Glenn FosterPresident$193,808
Steven AdenCLO & General Counsel$193,587
Clarke ForsytheSenior Counsel$183,587
Evangeline BartzCOO & Corporate Counsel$135,853
Tom ShakelyChief Engagement Officer$119,785

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/31/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In 1971, we came together as a group of passionate Americans, united by a single issue: our belief in the human right to life.

Since then, much has changed. Those not yet born have been dehumanized, and so many of those born have faced increasing marginalization due to their age, ability, or perceived value. Human rights-and life itself-have become politicized. But we have remained dedicated to a cause that's bigger than any one person, any one ruling, and any one moment in history.

We strive for the day when all are welcomed throughout life and protected in law. We fight for humanity. We stand for dignity. We advocate unabashedly for the life of every person of every age, background, and belief.

We are Americans United for Life: a team advancing the human right to life in culture, law, and policy. We are the voice for millions, a nonpartisan force working to create lifelong connections between persons of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. This is how we will fulfill our mission for generations to come.

Our work is rooted in our robust law and policy expertise-and we're resolute in the pursuit of real change and tangible impact.

We systematically advance life-affirming legislation in every state in the country. And while much of what we do occurs behind the scenes, what we've done and are doing affects us all.

In every state-and in every community-more mothers, fathers, and families have chosen life and love. More of our neighbors have refused to stay silent and have been empowered to share their stories, expose inhumanity, and uphold dignity.

That's a direct result of the work we do with allies, advocates, and lawmakers. We provide the foundation for what people already know and feel. We change the conversation at its very core and encourage others to make their voices heard.

We can't do this work alone. But together, this is a fight we can win. This is a fight we will win. Culturally and legally. Locally and nationally. We know life has never been more vital. As a community that recognizes the importance of every person and every perspective, we will continue to make vital impact. Will you join us?


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Needs

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