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SEARLE FREEDOM TRUST

225 WEST WASHINGTON 28TH FLOOR, CHICAGO, IL 60606-3563 | Tax-exempt since Jan. 1999
  • EIN: 36-7244615
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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Tax Filings by Year

The IRS Form 990 is an annual information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly. Read the IRS instructions for 990 forms.

If this organization has filed an amended return, it may not be reflected in the data below. Duplicated download links may be due to resubmissions or amendments to an organization's original return.

If you would like to download Form 990 document PDFs in bulk, the Internet Archive operates a mirror of the original bulk data.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

PDF

990-PF
990-PF
990-T

Total Revenue

$38,759,496

Total Expenses $22,941,023
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $29,658,093 76.5%
Interest revenue $893,167 2.3%
Dividends $1,531,235 4.0%
Sales of assets $6,178,417 15.9%
Other income $524,444 1.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $19,789,557 86.3%
Compensation of officers* $1,192,347 5.2%
Other
Total Assets $167,713,060
Total Liabilities $37,820
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Total Revenue

$61,391,504

Total Expenses $19,376,416
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $47,241,181 77.0%
Interest revenue $785,585 1.3%
Dividends $933,340 1.5%
Sales of assets $11,784,593 19.2%
Other income $650,145 1.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $16,613,319 85.7%
Compensation of officers* $920,135 4.7%
Other
Total Assets $151,881,948
Total Liabilities $25,181
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Total Revenue

$8,609,313

Total Expenses $18,658,358
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $3,752 0.0%
Interest revenue $1,122,243 13.0%
Dividends $1,129,669 13.1%
Sales of assets $4,612,196 53.6%
Other income $1,792,158 20.8%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $16,048,946 86.0%
Compensation of officers* $475,050 2.5%
Other
Total Assets $109,857,783
Total Liabilities $16,026
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

PDF

990-PF

Total Revenue

$9,815,846

Total Expenses $18,747,813
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $13,817 0.1%
Interest revenue $1,189,445 12.1%
Dividends $1,611,423 16.4%
Sales of assets $5,002,476 51.0%
Other income $2,061,977 21.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $14,912,835 79.5%
Compensation of officers* $583,250 3.1%
Other
Total Assets $119,891,033
Total Liabilities $141
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Total Revenue

$12,934,631

Total Expenses $19,749,535
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions received $2,795 0.0%
Interest revenue $1,617,230 12.5%
Dividends $1,302,298 10.1%
Sales of assets $8,127,805 62.8%
Other income $1,967,047 15.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses*
Charitable disbursements $15,959,259 80.8%
Compensation of officers* $366,950 1.9%
Other
Total Assets $128,863,136
Total Liabilities $40,141
* Officer compensation may be included in charitable disbursements, so values may add up to greater than 100%.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2008

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2008

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2007

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2007

PDF

990-PF
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2006

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2005

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2005

PDF

990-PF
990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2004

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2004

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

PDF

990-PF

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

About This Data

Nonprofit Explorer includes summary data for nonprofit tax returns and PDFs of full Form 990 documents.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2017 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2016 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

In addition to the raw summary data, we link to PDFs of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of a separate release by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency through June 2016; these documents may contain filings as recent as the 2015 fiscal year.

Which Organizations Are Here?

Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard."

Nonprofit Explorer has organizations claiming tax exemption in each of the 27 subsections of the 501(c) section of the tax code, and which have filed a Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990PF. Taxable trusts and private foundations that are required to file a form 990PF are also included. Small organizations filing a Form 990N "e-Postcard" are not included in this data.

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  • Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
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  • Form 990 documents requested and processed by Public.Resource.Org and ProPublica. We post bulk downloads of these documents at the Internet Archive.
  • Form 990 documents as XML files. Includes complete filing data (financial details, names of officers, tax schedules, etc.) in machine-readable format. Only available for electronically filed documents.
  • Audits. PDFs of single or program-specific audits for nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year. Available for 2016 and later.