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ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION INC

815 EDDY ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109-7701 | Tax-exempt since July 1990
  • EIN: 04-3091431
  • 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

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

Full Text

990 (filed on Dec. 9, 2019)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

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

June 2017

Fiscal year ending June

2017

PDF

990

Full Text

990 (filed on Sept. 4, 2018)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$17,392,426

Total Functional Expenses $11,398,529
Net income $5,993,897
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $16,833,747 96.8%
Program services $22,500 0.1%
Investment income $635,135 3.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$16,242
Sales of assets -$245,698
Net inventory sales $90,103 0.5%
Other revenue $72,881 0.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $750,183 6.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $6,749,329 59.2%
Other
Total Assets $36,327,464
Total Liabilities $547,631
Net Assets $35,779,833
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

Full Text

990 (filed on Nov. 6, 2017)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$11,056,928

Total Functional Expenses $10,364,758
Net income $692,170
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,547,886 86.4%
Program services $89,475 0.8%
Investment income $1,390,535 12.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$51,779
Sales of assets -$3,654
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $84,465 0.8%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $703,932 6.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $6,043,625 58.3%
Other
Total Assets $28,829,197
Total Liabilities $429,864
Net Assets $28,399,333
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

PDF

990

Full Text

990 (filed on July 28, 2016)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$17,132,485

Total Functional Expenses $9,245,485
Net income $7,887,000
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $16,019,464 93.5%
Program services $95,306 0.6%
Investment income $864,435 5.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$14,521
Sales of assets -$1,821
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $169,622 1.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $639,025 6.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $4,915,602 53.2%
Other
Total Assets $30,221,213
Total Liabilities $375,347
Net Assets $29,845,866
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$13,637,091

Total Functional Expenses $7,051,132
Net income $6,585,959
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $13,044,718 95.7%
Program services $28,000 0.2%
Investment income $495,990 3.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$15,440
Sales of assets -$158
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $83,981 0.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $550,030 7.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,803,788 53.9%
Other
Total Assets $22,879,571
Total Liabilities $370,841
Net Assets $22,508,730
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$9,444,822

Total Functional Expenses $5,329,428
Net income $4,115,394
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,532,856 Over 100%
Program services $33,512 0.4%
Investment income $141,258 1.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $23,946 0.3%
Sales of assets -$373,064
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $86,314 0.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $478,701 9.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,924,296 54.9%
Other
Total Assets $15,710,071
Total Liabilities $320,606
Net Assets $15,389,465
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$7,863,584

Total Functional Expenses $4,526,793
Net income $3,336,791
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,900,527 Over 100%
Program services $263,284 3.3%
Investment income $101,688 1.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$37,617
Sales of assets -$391,189
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $26,891 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $456,724 10.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,437,900 53.9%
Other
Total Assets $11,088,212
Total Liabilities $178,192
Net Assets $10,910,020
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$5,536,559

Total Functional Expenses $3,850,406
Net income $1,686,153
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,305,580 95.8%
Program services $143,350 2.6%
Investment income $107,550 1.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $12,669 0.2%
Sales of assets -$78,156
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $45,566 0.8%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $434,311 11.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,176,681 56.5%
Other
Total Assets $7,910,257
Total Liabilities $216,794
Net Assets $7,693,463
Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

2010

PDF

990

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

June 2009

Fiscal year ending June

2009

PDF

990

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
990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 full Form 990 documents, in both PDF and digital formats.

The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2018 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2017 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 and digital copies of full Form 990 documents wherever possible. This consists of separate releases by the IRS of Form 990 documents processed by the agency, which we update regularly.

We also link to copies of audits nonprofit organizations that spent $750,000 or more in Federal grant money in a single fiscal year since 2016. These audits are copied from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

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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For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:

  • Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
  • Exempt Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
  • 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.