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

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 521576352

CEO/President: Kristan Hawkins

Chairman: Richard Crum

Board size: 11

Founder: Kristan Hawkins

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: Pro-Life

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating279 of 11136 of 31
Fund acquisition rating577 of 111414 of 31
Resource allocation rating321 of 111410 of 31
Asset utilization rating315 of 111311 of 31

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$566,633$619,404$106,522$376,447$44,153
Short-term investments$482,622$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,922,235$8,488,923$5,601,408$3,549,229$1,388,757
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,655,356$1,659,185$1,620,877$59,934$19,935
Other long-term assets$374,784$33,037$141,886$9,199$0
Total long-term assets$2,030,140$1,692,222$1,762,763$69,133$19,935
Total assets$9,952,375$10,181,145$7,364,171$3,618,362$1,408,692
Payables and accrued expenses$383,330$428,093$227,698$339,584$429,744
Other current liabilities$255,670$280,069$0$72,340$0
Total current liabilities$639,000$708,162$227,698$411,924$429,744
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$270,897$0$534,500$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,175,834$935,794$1,462,453$0$0
Total liabilities$1,814,834$1,643,956$1,690,151$411,924$429,744
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,853,200$8,537,189$5,674,020$3,206,438$978,948
With donor restrictions$284,341$0$0$0$0
Net assets$8,137,541$8,537,189$5,674,020$3,206,438$978,948
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Total contributions$13,118,415$14,950,512$11,696,688$12,228,460$8,205,800
Program service revenue$410,217$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$19,650$1,494$10,151$7,071$196
Other revenue$83,852($10,053)($12,025)$9,166$33
Total other revenue$513,719($8,559)($1,874)$16,237$229
Total revenue$13,632,134$14,941,953$11,694,814$12,244,697$8,206,029
Program services$11,752,034$10,001,778$7,923,904$8,536,074$6,259,043
Management and general$1,056,928$742,760$712,676$450,738$795,135
Total expenses$14,011,713$12,078,784$9,227,232$10,017,207$7,972,619
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Surplus (deficit)($379,579)$2,863,169$2,467,582$2,227,490$233,410
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($379,579)$2,863,169$2,467,582$2,227,490$233,410


Kristan HawkinsPresident$302,423
Tina WhittingtonExecutive VP/Treasurer$201,234
Kristi HamrickChief Media Strategist/Spokesperson$152,845

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/19/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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 1,400 campus groups in all 50 states and have trained more than 163,000 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.