Live Action

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Summary

Live Action exists today to shift public opinion on the killing of preborn children and defend the rights of these most vulnerable among us. Through compelling educational media, human interest storytelling, and investigative reporting, we reveal the humanity of the preborn and expose the abortion industry exploiting women for profit.

We expose the violence abortion does to both mother and child and demonstrate that the preborn child is an undeniably distinct and precious human life from the point of conception.

Hearts and minds change daily about abortion through investigative reporting on the abortion industry, compelling and viral social media content, national media campaigns, and programs that activate individuals on behalf of the most defenseless within their communities.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Live Action
2200 Wilson Blvd
Suite 102, PMB 111
Arlington, VA 22201

Website: liveaction.org

Phone: (510) 854-9867

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 421764425

CEO/President: Lila Rose

Chairman: Lila Rose

Board size: 4

Founder: Lila Rose

Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

With the largest and most engaged online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action is leading the transformation to end this grave human rights abuse.


Mission statement

Live Action works to defend the human rights of the most vulnerable in society: preborn children. With the largest online reach in the pro-life movement, Live Action changes hearts and minds about abortion - inspiring the culture of life through national media campaigns, investigative reporting, and targeted youth education programs.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating671 of 102238 of 42
Fund acquisition rating669 of 102531 of 42
Resource allocation rating476 of 102534 of 42
Asset utilization rating666 of 102228 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%12%14%18%15%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%11%14%17%15%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%98%97%98%100%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%16%17%18%14%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%2%3%2%0%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%76%78%76%79%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%70%81%95%109%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
67%53%64%73%86%70%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%30%19%5%-9%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
16%35%22%4%-9%12%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%4%5%7%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.130.780.950.831.020.77
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.241.011.011.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.620.790.960.841.030.78
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.3448.8129.6739.2523.1937.82
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.020.030.030.040.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.4514.9312.0913.9611.1714.99
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
21%2%3%3%4%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
84%125%102%117%94%126%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$6,565,013$4,332,296$3,365,011$3,267,778$3,498,180
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$42,840$0$0$0$1,514
Short-term investments$556$1,104$0$968$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,608,409$4,333,400$3,365,011$3,268,746$3,499,694
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$21,615$32,037$13,030$19,723$28,647
Other long-term assets$24,185$24,185$4,500$4,500$3,600
Total long-term assets$45,800$56,222$17,530$24,223$32,247
Total assets$6,654,209$4,389,622$3,382,541$3,292,969$3,531,941
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$135,386$146,030$85,724$140,952$92,527
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$135,386$146,030$85,724$140,952$92,527
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$135,386$146,030$85,724$140,952$92,527
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$6,518,823$4,243,592$3,296,817$3,152,017$3,439,414
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$6,518,823$4,243,592$3,296,817$3,152,017$3,439,414
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$7,315,094$4,959,083$2,901,804$3,066,257$3,112,275
Program service revenue$2,000$37,298$28,516$4,596$26,306
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,774$41,592$24,313$1,254$701
Other revenue$124,412$64,094$8,282$0$0
Total other revenue$161,186$142,984$61,111$5,850$27,007
Total revenue$7,476,280$5,102,067$2,962,915$3,072,107$3,139,282
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$3,958,364$3,257,490$2,154,987$2,657,224$2,210,362
Management and general$397,374$180,313$154,493$234,786$166,739
Fundraising$845,314$717,488$508,638$467,478$351,157
Total expenses$5,201,052$4,155,291$2,818,118$3,359,488$2,728,258
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$2,275,228$946,776$144,797($287,381)$411,024
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,275,228$946,776$144,797($287,381)$411,024

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Lila RosePresident$161,712
Josef LippChief Operating Officer$152,964
Gabriel RenfroVideo Producer$127,849
Robert ColemanSenior Writer and Editor$125,615
Lauren MerzVice President of Strategic Partnerships$122,746
Alison CentofanteDirector of External Relations$105,732

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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History

Live Action was started in 2003, by one 15-year-old girl, Lila Rose, in her family's living room - with the goal to expose what abortion does to the preborn child. Lila worked with friends to make pro-life presentations to groups and shine a light on the reality of abortion. Lila started undercover investigations in 2006, while at UCLA. She was 18 at the time. In 2008, Live Action was legally formed as a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Later that year, with a few of her friends, Lila created and produced the first nationally televised undercover investigation of the abortion industry.

Live Action exists today to shift public opinion on the killing of preborn children and defend the rights of these most vulnerable among us. Through compelling educational media, human interest storytelling, and investigative reporting, we reveal the humanity of the preborn and expose the abortion industry exploiting women for profit.

With the largest and most engaged online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action is leading the transformation to end this grave human rights abuse.


Program accomplishments

We have the largest social following in the pro-life movement.

Every week - through our compelling videos, engaging social media posts, and Live Action News stories - we give millions of Americans encounters with the humanity of the preborn, and expose the horrific human rights abuses committed by the abortion industry.

1.7 billion + lifetime video views

Over 4.7 million followers on social media

100 million people reached monthly


Needs

As you can see, Live Action is committed to changing minds, saving lives and impacting the world through educating people with the truth about abortion. Would you consider joining our mission and supporting the work we do with a donation? Your donation to Live Action today will help save lives from abortion.