Americans United for Life

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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


Phone: (202) 289-1478

Email: [email protected]

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:


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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating861 of 109740 of 48
Fund acquisition rating896 of 109942 of 48
Resource allocation rating779 of 109935 of 48
Asset utilization rating542 of 109723 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$403,497$102,449$330,607$547,348$494,499
Short-term investments$199,714$5,526$1,671$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,935,548$1,649,940$1,935,851$2,002,582$1,966,685
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$37,181$40,044$14,336$5,651$6,523
Other long-term assets$15,777$15,777$37,280$45,691$59,263
Total long-term assets$52,958$55,821$51,616$51,342$65,786
Total assets$1,988,506$1,705,761$1,987,467$2,053,924$2,032,471
Payables and accrued expenses$269,813$159,636$180,967$221,666$128,886
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$269,813$159,636$180,967$221,666$128,886
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$5,753$112,289$100,731$17,512$100,079
Total long-term liabilities$5,753$112,289$100,731$17,512$100,079
Total liabilities$275,566$271,925$281,698$239,178$228,965
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,377,312$1,398,208$1,661,052$1,670,029$1,758,789
With donor restrictions$335,628$35,628$44,717$144,717$44,717
Net assets$1,712,940$1,433,836$1,705,769$1,814,746$1,803,506
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,113,337$2,336,883$3,180,883$2,911,360$2,238,016
Program service revenue$16,947$4,500$6,169$1,950$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$149$212$779$2,615$2,429
Other revenue$1,920$6,677$13,086$10,717$6,796
Total other revenue$19,016$11,389$20,034$15,282$9,225
Total revenue$3,132,353$2,348,272$3,200,917$2,926,642$2,247,241
Program services$2,196,981$1,982,908$2,447,202$2,003,442$1,944,696
Management and general$205,231$323,824$306,076$338,575$241,358
Total expenses$2,852,291$2,621,504$3,309,894$2,915,402$2,727,152
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$280,062($273,232)($108,977)$11,240($479,911)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$280,062($273,232)($108,977)$11,240($479,911)


Catherine Glenn FosterPresident & CEO$198,468
Kevin TordoffChief Strategy Officer$194,834
Steven Aden ChiefLegal Officer/General Counsel$189,900
Clark ForsytheSenior Counsel$175,703
Tom ShakelyChief Engagement Officer$128,673
Evangeline BartzCOO & Corporate Counsel$121,294

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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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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