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FREEDOMWORKS INC

WASHINGTON, DC 20002-8105 | Tax-exempt since Aug. 1984
  • EIN: 52-1349353
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(4)
    Defined as: Civic leagues, social welfare organizations and local associations of employees, created to promote community welfare for charitable, educational or recreational purposes.
  • 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.

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

PDF

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990 (filed on Oct. 7, 2020)

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990

Total Revenue

$10,404,099

Total Functional Expenses $8,654,078
Net income $1,750,021
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,331,063 99.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $279 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $22,393 0.2%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $364 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $50,000 0.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $460,670 5.3%
Professional fundraising fees $143,889 1.7%
Other salaries and wages $1,228,279 14.2%
Other
Total Assets $3,993,762
Total Liabilities $2,525,892
Net Assets $1,467,870
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Brandon (Board Member/ President) $191,507
Parissa Sedghi Fornwalt (VP Development/ Asst Secretary/Treasurer) $117,628
Noah Wall (Vice President of Advocacy) $115,599
John Tamny (Director Center for Economic Freedom) $85,874
John Stoddard (Vice President of Marketing) $79,653
Jason Pye (Vice President-Legislative Affairs) $78,643
Andrew Smith (Vice President-Technology & Analysis) $73,612
Colby Bledsoe (Director of Campaigns) $58,250
Joan Carter (Chair) $0
Betsy Albaugh (Vice Chair) $0
Robert TE Lansing (Board Member) $0
Ted Abram (Board Member) $0
Paul Beckner (Board Member) $0
Thomas Knudsen (Board Member) $0
Stephen Modzelewski (Board Member) $0
Frank M Sands Sr (Board Member) $0
Richard Stephenson (Board Member) $0
Cleta Mitchell (Secretary) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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990 (filed on Oct. 30, 2019)

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990

Total Revenue

$4,325,113

Total Functional Expenses $3,702,741
Net income $622,372
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,203,522 97.2%
Program services $0
Investment income $506 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $47,400 1.1%
Rental property income $50,848 1.2%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $10,115 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $12,722 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $153,853 4.2%
Professional fundraising fees $133,563 3.6%
Other salaries and wages $565,218 15.3%
Other
Total Assets $2,001,011
Total Liabilities $2,284,394
Net Assets -$283,383
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Brandon (President) $98,608
Noah Wall (VP of Advocacy) $49,534
John Tamny (Dir. Center for Economic Freedom) $49,475
Parissa Sedghi Fornwalt (VP of Development/ Asst Secretary/Treasurer) $48,413
Andrew C Smith (VP of Technology & Analysis) $43,321
Jason Pye (VP of Legislative Affairs) $37,691
John Stoddard (VP of Marketing) $37,192
Joan Carter (Chair) $0
Betsy Albaugh (Vice Chair) $0
Robert TE Lansing (Board Member) $0
Ted Abram (Board Member) $0
Paul Beckner (Board Member) $0
Thomas Knudsen (Board Member) $0
Stephen Modzelewski (Board Member) $0
Frank M Sands Sr (Board Member) $0
Richard J Stephenson (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2017

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2017

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990 (filed on Nov. 8, 2018)

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990

Total Revenue

$4,290,940

Total Functional Expenses $3,273,535
Net income $1,017,405
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $4,223,785 98.4%
Program services $2,701 0.1%
Investment income $374 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $57,129 1.3%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $6,951 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $227,888 7.0%
Professional fundraising fees $188,060 5.7%
Other salaries and wages $740,390 22.6%
Other
Total Assets $1,292,271
Total Liabilities $2,197,446
Net Assets -$905,175
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Brandon (President) $149,492
John F Campbell (VP of Marketing) $84,313
Andrew C Smith (VP Technology & Analysis) $72,285
Parissa Sedghi (VP of Development) $68,557
Wayne T Brough (Chief Economist & VP Resea) $63,938
Noah Wall (VP of Advocacy) $63,918
Joan Carter (Chairman) $0
Betsy Albaugh (Vice Chairman) $0
Robert TE Lansing (Board Member) $0
Ted Abram (Board Member) $0
Thomas Knudsen (Board Member) $0
Frank M Sands Sr (Board Member) $0
Richard J Stephenson (Board Member) $0
Paul Beckner (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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990 (filed on Oct. 13, 2017)

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990

Total Revenue

$6,309,996

Total Functional Expenses $7,937,214
Net income -$1,627,218
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,181,393 98.0%
Program services $22,919 0.4%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $102,324 1.6%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,360 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $242,559 3.1%
Professional fundraising fees $161,514 2.0%
Other salaries and wages $995,224 12.5%
Other
Total Assets $1,223,027
Total Liabilities $3,146,586
Net Assets -$1,923,559
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Brandon (President) $149,044
John F Campbell (VP of Marketing) $84,535
Andrew C Smith (VP Technology & Analysis) $74,118
Wayne T Brough (Chief Economist & VP Research) $73,850
Parissa Sedghi (Director of Development) $62,382
Joan Carter (Chairman) $0
Betsy Albaugh (Vice Chairman) $0
Robert TE Lansing (Board Member) $0
Ted Abram (Board Member) $0
Thomas Knudsen (Board Member) $0
Frank M Sands Sr (Board Member) $0
Richard J Stephenson (Board Member) $0
Paul Beckner (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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990 (filed on March 22, 2017)

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990

Total Revenue

$5,688,836

Total Functional Expenses $9,027,929
Net income -$3,339,093
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,463,134 96.0%
Program services $101,810 1.8%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $116,046 2.0%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $414 0.0%
Other revenue $7,432 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $416,154 4.6%
Professional fundraising fees $206,419 2.3%
Other salaries and wages $945,038 10.5%
Other
Total Assets $1,916,007
Total Liabilities $2,212,348
Net Assets -$296,341
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Brandon (President and CEO) $133,918
Matt Kibbe (President (Outgoing)) $109,665
James A Cardillo (Chief Financial Officer) $81,518
John F Campbell (VP of Digital Advocacy) $74,640
Wayne T Brough (Chief Economist and VP of Research) $64,986
Andrew C Smith (VP of Technology and Analysis) $60,864
Robert TE Lansing (Chairman) $0
Mary Albaugh (Vice Chairman) $0
Frank M Sands (Board Member) $0
Ted Abram (Board Member) $0
Thomas Knudsen (Board Member) $0
Richard J Stephenson (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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990 (filed on Sept. 15, 2015)

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990

Total Revenue

$6,934,433

Total Functional Expenses $8,037,765
Net income -$1,103,332
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,816,233 98.3%
Program services $27,029 0.4%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $94,578 1.4%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales -$5,767
Other revenue $2,360 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $413,136 5.1%
Professional fundraising fees $266,368 3.3%
Other salaries and wages $1,048,500 13.0%
Other
Total Assets $4,989,563
Total Liabilities $1,946,811
Net Assets $3,042,752
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Matt Kibbe (President) $176,758
Adam Brandon (Executive Vice President) $103,089
Andrew Smith (VP of Member Marketing) $97,887
Lucas Blanchard (Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer) $96,150
Allen Page (State Director) $85,220
Kara Pally (Director of Web and Technology) $82,204
John Campbell (Digital Marketing Director) $71,595
Wayne Brough (VP of Research/Secretary) $8,859
James Cardillo (Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer) $2,277
Robert TE Lansing (Chairman) $0
Frank M Sands (Board Member) $0
Steve Forbes (Board Member) $0
Thomas Knudsen (Board Member) $0
Richard J Stephensen (Board Member) $0
Mary Albaugh (Board Member) $0
Ted Abram (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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IRS Filing

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990 (filed on July 17, 2015)

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990 (filed on Sept. 18, 2014)

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Total Revenue

$9,660,597

Total Functional Expenses $10,884,146
Net income -$1,223,549
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,611,567 99.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $117 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $41,039 0.4%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $5,881 0.1%
Other revenue $1,993 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $291,069 2.7%
Professional fundraising fees $361,034 3.3%
Other salaries and wages $1,482,310 13.6%
Other
Total Assets $5,615,836
Total Liabilities $1,469,752
Net Assets $4,146,084
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Adam Brandon (Executive Vice President) $101,285
Matt Kibbe (President & CEO) $95,654
Richard Walker (VP Political & Grassroots Campaigns) $93,130
Andrew Smith (VP of Member Marketing) $85,154
Dean Clancy (VP Healthcare Policy/Legis. Counsel) $78,584
Lucas Blanchard (CFO & Treasurer) $69,695
Kara Pally (Director of Web and Technology) $58,544
David Kirby (VP of Development) $54,649
Wayne Brough (VP of Research/Secretary) $2,948
Robert TE Lansing (Chairman) $0
Ted Abram (Board Member) $0
Hon James H Burnley (Board Member (resigned March 2013)) $0
Frank M Sands (Board Member) $0
Steve Forbes (Board Member) $0
Honorable C Boyden Gray (Board Member (resigned March 2013)) $0
Thomas Knudsen (Board Member) $0
Richard J Stephensen (Board Member) $0
Mary Albaugh (Board Member) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$15,060,009

Total Functional Expenses $15,591,972
Net income -$531,963
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $14,787,315 98.2%
Program services $265,554 1.8%
Investment income $42 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $6,706 0.0%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$87
Net inventory sales -$1,754
Other revenue $2,233 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $673,518 4.3%
Professional fundraising fees $84,832 0.5%
Other salaries and wages $1,699,241 10.9%
Other
Total Assets $7,571,717
Total Liabilities $2,202,084
Net Assets $5,369,633
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$10,045,782

Total Functional Expenses $7,663,598
Net income $2,382,184
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,991,964 99.5%
Program services $0
Investment income $813 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $49,489 0.5%
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$658
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $4,174 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $975,803 12.7%
Professional fundraising fees $66,454 0.9%
Other salaries and wages $957,770 12.5%
Other
Total Assets $7,089,540
Total Liabilities $1,187,944
Net Assets $5,901,596
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

PDF

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial 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

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial 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

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial 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

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial 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

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

Extracted financial 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

IRS Filing

Form 990 documents available

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

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The summary data contains information processed by the IRS during the 2012-2019 calendar years; this generally consists of filings for the 2011-2018 fiscal years, but may include older records. This data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s.

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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."

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