Students for Life of America

The information on this page was last updated 11/7/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is one of the nation's most active pro-life organizations and the largest youth pro-life organization. We are the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, medical, and law school students. Our approach is uniquely effective, and the methods we have developed are a combination of time-tested techniques and cutting-edge technology. Students for Life has been called to combat this anti-life culture. We resist the notion that women need abortion. We resist the abortion industry's constant claim, circulating like a broken record, that women aren't strong enough to embrace both their children and their education. And we resist the idea that women's rights involve forcibly taking someone else's away.

Young people are the key to changing culture, and we must invest in them now to abolish abortion. There are thousands of babies dying and women being wounded at the hands of the abortion industry daily. This violence, injustice, and inhumanity is what the Pro-Life Generation is fighting tirelessly to end.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Students for Life of America
1000 Winchester St. Suite 301
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Website: studentsforlife.org

Phone: 540-834-4600

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 521576352

CEO/President: Kristan Hawkins

Chairman: Leonard Leo / Richard Crum

Board size: 11

Founder:

Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Students for Life exists to transform culture by helping young people make abortion unthinkable and obsolete on their campus, in their community, and in our nation. Belong, Believe, Behave is Students for Life's three-step approach to fueling the momentum of the Pro-Life Generation. Our effectiveness comes by connecting with young leaders and providing the opportunity for life-changing experiences that will forever shape their worldview. This is the proven evangelism strategy for forming the Pro-Life Generation into principled and prepared leaders who will drive our Pro-Life Movement to victory.


Mission statement

Students for Life of America exists to recruit, train, and mobilize the pro-life generation to abolish abortion.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating162 of 10257 of 42
Fund acquisition rating250 of 10277 of 42
Resource allocation rating141 of 102711 of 42
Asset utilization rating518 of 102522 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%5%8%11%12%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%5%8%11%12%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%6%10%12%12%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%86%85%79%81%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%79%82%97%99%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%68%70%76%80%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%21%18%3%1%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
15%43%69%24%12%-7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%4%10%7%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.281.252.775.666.125.49
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.311.021.011.021.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.701.652.825.746.255.60
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.2724.608.623.233.552.60
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.040.120.310.280.38
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.866.993.761.441.381.32
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
21%23%11%31%28%38%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%13%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
69%61%32%12%12%11%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$5,494,886$3,172,782$1,344,604$986,288$1,016,065
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$106,522$376,447$44,153$17,924$19,321
Short-term investments$0$0$0$2,429$2,309
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,601,408$3,549,229$1,388,757$1,006,641$1,037,695
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,620,877$59,934$19,935$22,332$20,605
Other long-term assets$141,886$9,199$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,762,763$69,133$19,935$22,332$20,605
Total assets$7,364,171$3,618,362$1,408,692$1,028,973$1,058,300
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$227,698$339,584$429,744$283,435$399,444
Other current liabilities$0$72,340$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$227,698$411,924$429,744$283,435$399,444
Debt$927,953$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$534,500$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,462,453$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,690,151$411,924$429,744$283,435$399,444
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$5,674,020$3,206,438$978,948$745,538$658,856
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,674,020$3,206,438$978,948$745,538$658,856
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$11,696,688$12,228,460$8,205,800$6,380,794$5,768,177
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,151$7,071$196$546$2,078
Other revenue($12,025)$9,166$33$45$128
Total other revenue($1,874)$16,237$229$591$2,206
Total revenue$11,694,814$12,244,697$8,206,029$6,381,385$5,770,383
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$7,923,904$8,536,074$6,259,043$5,114,391$4,910,476
Management and general$712,676$450,738$795,135$433,609$253,394
Fundraising$590,652$1,030,395$918,441$746,703$650,654
Total expenses$9,227,232$10,017,207$7,972,619$6,294,703$5,814,524
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$2,467,582$2,227,490$233,410$86,682($44,141)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,467,582$2,227,490$233,410$86,682($44,141)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Kristan HawkinsPresident$211,890
Tina WhittingtonCFO$131,071
Kristi HamrickChief Media Strategist & Spokesperson$103,383

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

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History

Students for Life of America launched full-time in August 2006 with the hiring of Kristan Hawkins. Thanks to an angel investor, our organization was able to grow rapidly with the mission to build and become the voice of the Pro-Life Generation.

For the first several years of our organization, we were focused on growing the number and quality of Students for Life groups on college, high school, and graduate campuses. However, simply starting Students for Life groups is not our mission. Abolishing abortion is.

Students for Life has grown up to become one of the leading pro-life advocacy organizations in the world, driving the narrative for the entire movement and leading by example. Our staff size and budget is one of the largest in the entire pro-life movement. And our reach and success are recognized movement-wide.

We are humbled to report that a pro-life advocate cannot go to a pro-life march or any other event without witnessing our legacy of joyful, hopeful, young people proudly waving our signature black-and-white "I am the Pro-Life Generation" signs.


Program accomplishments

No other pro-life organization can mobilize more quickly and with more grassroots pro-life activists than Students for Life. We currently serve more than 1,245 campus groups in all 50 states and have trained more than 127,000 young people.

Our Standing With You Initiative, which helps student parents embrace both their children and their education and empowers Students for Life groups to support their pregnant & parenting peers in tangible ways, is the most unique and widespread program of its kind and serves over 1,000 women and families every year.

Our Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement is committed to researching the best ways to communicate our philosophically and scientifically-sound opposition to abortion in order to win this generation to our anti-abortion movement and has played a key role in shaping the messaging the entire pro-life movement uses to abolish abortion.

Students for Life currently reaches an audience of more than 2 million each week through our social media channels. Our constant presence on campuses as well as our rapid mobilizations allow us to respond in communities across America to support pro-life initiatives or oppose abortion extremism earning us more than $52 million in traditional media coverage each year. This year, our team averaged a 31% mind-change rate (an abortion supporter switching from identifying as pro-choice to pro-life) with our online campaigns and 25% mind-change rate from our on-campus outreach.

Since our launch 15 years ago, we have been focused on leading, mobilizing, and transforming young people across America for what will happen the day after Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton are reversed and the decisions about abortion's legality returns to the states. At that moment, 50 individual state battles will begin, and the pro-life movement must have trained, easy-to-mobilize activists to lead the charge to abolish abortion in their states and promote the non-violent alternatives already available to women in crisis.


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