Life Legal Defense Foundation

Summary

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

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

Year founded: 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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating416 of 62418 of 32
Fund acquisition rating475 of 62522 of 32
Resource allocation rating267 of 62513 of 32
Asset utilization rating380 of 62418 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%11%13%9%11%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%10%13%9%11%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%96%100%99%96%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%11%14%13%12%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%4%0%1%4%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%85%82%82%76%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%97%97%71%91%118%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%82%79%58%70%100%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%3%3%29%9%-18%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%3%4%57%20%-41%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%5%6%12%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.361.201.381.422.032.56
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.011.011.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.651.211.391.442.052.59
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.0135.0125.9671.1018.8615.56
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.030.040.010.050.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.189.638.298.225.544.33
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%3%4%1%5%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
65%81%70%70%47%37%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$1,467,698$1,354,986$1,280,370$490,886$383,200
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$70,092$152,446$122,073$95,820$89,082
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,537,790$1,507,432$1,402,443$586,706$472,282
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$14,508$16,342$19,532$5,390$7,040
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$14,508$16,342$19,532$5,390$7,040
Total assets$1,552,298$1,523,774$1,421,975$592,096$479,322
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$43,922$58,072$19,724$31,106$30,358
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$43,922$58,072$19,724$31,106$30,358
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$43,922$58,072$19,724$31,106$30,358
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$1,508,376$1,465,702$1,402,251$560,990$448,964
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,508,376$1,465,702$1,402,251$560,990$448,964
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,829,818$2,151,635$2,802,963$1,259,814$1,037,049
Program service revenue$75,000$5,066$0$44,027$8,298
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,914$1,049$12,172$22$35
Other revenue$0$3,082$7,280$11,335($6,482)
Total other revenue$78,914$9,197$19,452$55,384$1,851
Total revenue$1,908,732$2,160,832$2,822,415$1,315,198$1,038,900
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$1,574,479$1,714,748$1,645,536$916,934$1,043,119
Management and general$86,451$94,851$117,791$146,294$151,396
Fundraising$199,679$287,299$254,039$139,946$30,517
Total expenses$1,860,609$2,096,898$2,017,366$1,203,174$1,225,032
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$48,123$63,934$805,049$112,024($186,132)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$48,123$63,934$805,049$112,024($186,132)

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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 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!