Students for Life of America


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: Sean O'Hare

Board size: 8


Year founded: 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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating367 of 66016 of 33
Fund acquisition rating507 of 66224 of 33
Resource allocation rating485 of 66222 of 33
Asset utilization rating76 of 6604 of 33

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$44,153$17,924$19,321$66,234$77,511
Short-term investments$0$2,429$2,309$5,263$2,500
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,388,757$1,006,641$1,037,695$915,130$513,206
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$19,935$22,332$20,605$9,648$5,348
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$19,935$22,332$20,605$9,648$5,348
Total assets$1,408,692$1,028,973$1,058,300$924,778$518,554
Payables and accrued expenses$429,744$283,435$399,444$221,781$103,545
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$429,744$283,435$399,444$221,781$103,545
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$429,744$283,435$399,444$221,781$103,545
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$978,948$745,538$658,856$702,997$415,009
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$8,205,800$6,380,794$5,768,177$4,070,573$2,655,840
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$196$546$2,078$28$250
Other revenue$33$45$128$105$319
Total other revenue$229$591$2,206$133$569
Total revenue$8,206,029$6,381,385$5,770,383$4,070,706$2,656,409
Program services$6,259,043$5,114,391$4,910,476$3,145,500$2,071,091
Management and general$795,135$433,609$253,394$261,412$174,927
Total expenses$7,972,619$6,294,703$5,814,524$3,782,718$2,457,628
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$233,410$86,682($44,141)$287,988$198,781
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$233,410$86,682($44,141)$287,988$198,781

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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

Nearly $90 million in earned media value. 245 campus visits with tour displays. A pro-life Times Square billboard that reached an estimated one million New Yorkers. SFLA trained our 100,000th student. Launched a 501c4 organization, Students for Life Action. Documented having over 17,000 conversations about abortion on college campuses. Had over 36.5 million views on Facebook.