Life Legal Defense Foundation

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First and foremost, we are committed to LIFE, especially life that is vulnerable.

These days that encompasses an increasing number of us:

- Unborn babies are targeted by a billion-dollar abortion industry
- The elderly and disabled are denied life-sustaining care
- The terminally ill are encouraged to end their lives prematurely

True to our name, Life Legal protects vulnerable life in the LEGAL arena.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2105
Napa, CA 94558


Phone: 707.224.6675


Organization details

EIN: 680191488

CEO/President: Alexandra Snyder

Chairman: John Streett

Board size: 7

Founder: Ron Maxson, John Streett, and Steve Lopez

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2017


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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating435 of 91318 of 38
Fund acquisition rating321 of 91510 of 38
Resource allocation rating315 of 91521 of 38
Asset utilization rating703 of 91326 of 38

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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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
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
Total expenses$1,395,852$1,860,609$2,096,898$2,017,366$1,203,174
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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


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 12/16/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Defending Life and Liberty since 1989.

Program accomplishments


We couldn't do what we do without the help of prayerful and financial support. We don't charge our clients for representing them, but that doesn't mean it's free. Our opponents in the courtroom often come from elite, multi-national law firms, which means they have access to well paid support staff and other resources.

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.

You can help!