Students for Life of America

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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


Phone: 540-834-4600


Organization details

EIN: 521576352

CEO/President: Kristan Hawkins

Chairman: Leonard Leo / Richard Crum

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating175 of 10225 of 41
Fund acquisition rating523 of 102417 of 41
Resource allocation rating185 of 102410 of 41
Asset utilization rating212 of 102210 of 41

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$376,447$44,153$17,924$19,321$66,234
Short-term investments$0$0$2,429$2,309$5,263
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,549,229$1,388,757$1,006,641$1,037,695$915,130
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$59,934$19,935$22,332$20,605$9,648
Other long-term assets$9,199$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$69,133$19,935$22,332$20,605$9,648
Total assets$3,618,362$1,408,692$1,028,973$1,058,300$924,778
Payables and accrued expenses$339,584$429,744$283,435$399,444$221,781
Other current liabilities$72,340$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$411,924$429,744$283,435$399,444$221,781
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$411,924$429,744$283,435$399,444$221,781
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$3,206,438$978,948$745,538$658,856$702,997
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,206,438$978,948$745,538$658,856$702,997
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Total contributions$12,228,460$8,205,800$6,380,794$5,768,177$4,070,573
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,071$196$546$2,078$28
Other revenue$9,166$33$45$128$105
Total other revenue$16,237$229$591$2,206$133
Total revenue$12,244,697$8,206,029$6,381,385$5,770,383$4,070,706
Program services$8,536,074$6,259,043$5,114,391$4,910,476$3,145,500
Management and general$450,738$795,135$433,609$253,394$261,412
Total expenses$10,017,207$7,972,619$6,294,703$5,814,524$3,782,718
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,227,490$233,410$86,682($44,141)$287,988
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,227,490$233,410$86,682($44,141)$287,988


Kristan HawkinsPresident$175,023

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/12/2022. To update the information below, please email:


Students for Life of America began as a true student organization called American Collegians for Life in 1988. It remained so and grew steadily until 2006 when it launched as a full-time 501c-3 organization, changed its name to Students for Life of America, and hired Kristan Hawkins as president. What started out as a handful of full-time staff working with less than 100 pro-life student groups has blossomed into a massive pro-life organization that employs over 50 part and full-time staff and works with over 1,240 student groups.

Program accomplishments

120,509 advocates trained
1,296 groups served
78,268 miles traveled in 2020-2021
824 in attendance at #Stand4Life $19,035,648 annual In-Kind volunteer service hours
$48,656,624 publicity value of 2020 earned media