Life Legal Defense Foundation

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Summary

We believe life begins at the moment of conception and does not end until natural death. We handle cases involving the protection of life, including the protection of preborn babies who are targeted by a billion-dollar abortion industry. We also intervene in cases where people are denied life-sustaining care.

Our staff of full-time attorneys handles a wide range of cases-both civil and criminal-from the local courtroom all the way to the Supreme Court. We also have a vast network of pro-life attorneys nationwide that work with us, especially in cases where a local attorney is needed to file emergency motions.

We have represented notable leaders in the pro-life movement who have been fined, arrested, fired, or otherwise silenced because of their belief that human beings deserve protection from the moment of conception through natural death.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Life Legal Defense Foundation
P.O. Box 2105
Napa, CA 94558

Website: lifelegaldefensefoundation.org

Phone: 707-224-6675

Email: info@lldf.org


Organization details

EIN: 680191488

CEO/President: Alexandra Snyder

Chairman: John Streett

Board size: 7

Founder: Ron Maxson, John Streett, and Steve Lopez

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2017


Purpose

Life Legal provides a trained and committed DEFENSE of life and liberty.

Our staff of full-time attorneys handles a wide range of cases-both civil and criminal-from the local courtroom all the way to the Supreme Court.

We also have a large network of pro-life attorneys nationwide that work with us, especially in cases where a local attorney is needed to file emergency motions.

Our motto from our inception has been: No case is too small. And that's because we believe no human life is too small or too insignificant to deserve protection.

Life Legal represents clients who desperately need immediate life-saving care.

We have also represented notable leaders in the pro-life movement who have been fined, arrested, fired, or otherwise silenced because of their belief that human beings deserve protection from the moment of conception through natural death.


Mission statement

The mission of Life Legal is to give innocent and helpless human beings of any age, particularly unborn children, a trained and committed defense against the threat of death, and to support their advocates in the nation's courtrooms.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating536 of 99919 of 41
Fund acquisition rating335 of 100112 of 41
Resource allocation rating445 of 100118 of 41
Asset utilization rating783 of 99929 of 41

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%6%11%13%9%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%5%10%13%9%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%95%96%100%99%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%8%11%14%13%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%5%4%0%1%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%84%85%82%82%76%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%65%97%97%71%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%55%82%79%58%70%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%35%3%3%29%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%31%3%4%57%20%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%8%5%5%6%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.581.201.381.422.03
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.131.011.011.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.290.581.211.391.442.05
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.7449.2935.0125.9671.1018.86
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.020.030.040.010.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.7320.159.638.298.225.54
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%2%3%4%1%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
54%169%81%70%70%47%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,323,268$1,467,698$1,354,986$1,280,370$490,886
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$69,381$70,092$152,446$122,073$95,820
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,392,649$1,537,790$1,507,432$1,402,443$586,706
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$15,928$14,508$16,342$19,532$5,390
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$15,928$14,508$16,342$19,532$5,390
Total assets$2,408,577$1,552,298$1,523,774$1,421,975$592,096
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$48,539$43,922$58,072$19,724$31,106
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$48,539$43,922$58,072$19,724$31,106
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$48,539$43,922$58,072$19,724$31,106
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,360,038$1,508,376$1,465,702$1,402,251$560,990
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,360,038$1,508,376$1,465,702$1,402,251$560,990
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,038,346$1,829,818$2,151,635$2,802,963$1,259,814
Program service revenue$0$75,000$5,066$0$44,027
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$69,926$3,914$1,049$12,172$22
Other revenue$26,984$0$3,082$7,280$11,335
Total other revenue$96,910$78,914$9,197$19,452$55,384
Total revenue$2,135,256$1,908,732$2,160,832$2,822,415$1,315,198
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,171,525$1,574,479$1,714,748$1,645,536$916,934
Management and general$109,886$86,451$94,851$117,791$146,294
Fundraising$114,441$199,679$287,299$254,039$139,946
Total expenses$1,395,852$1,860,609$2,096,898$2,017,366$1,203,174
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$739,404$48,123$63,934$805,049$112,024
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$739,404$48,123$63,934$805,049$112,024

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Mary RileyVP Operations$130,508
Paul BlewettPresident$103,936
Alexandra SnyderExecutive Director$97,226
Catherine ShortVice Pres Legal Affairs$47,371

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 10/28/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Defending Life and Liberty since 1989.


Program accomplishments


Needs

We couldn't do what we do without the help of prayerful and financial support. We rely completely on the generosity of people like you to provide the experienced, highly trained, and committed legal counsel that has served our clients well for close to three decades.