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ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM

15100 N 90TH ST, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260-2769 | Tax-exempt since July 1993
  • EIN: 54-1660459
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Civil Liberties Advocacy (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
  • 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.

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Fiscal year ending

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

PDF

990

Full Text

990 (filed on May 22, 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 Oct. 19, 2018)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$51,173,952

Total Functional Expenses $50,304,647
Net income $869,305
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $50,199,237 98.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $17,697 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $6,921 0.0%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $73,937 0.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $876,160 1.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $3,038,572 6.0%
Professional fundraising fees $2,798,578 5.6%
Other salaries and wages $16,569,024 32.9%
Other
Total Assets $34,851,845
Total Liabilities $5,255,737
Net Assets $29,596,108
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

Full Text

990 (filed on Aug. 18, 2017)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$51,537,691

Total Functional Expenses $57,646,405
Net income -$6,108,714
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $50,007,910 97.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $52,122 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $186,660 0.4%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,290,999 2.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,608,782 4.5%
Professional fundraising fees $2,461,012 4.3%
Other salaries and wages $16,330,308 28.3%
Other
Total Assets $32,795,628
Total Liabilities $4,638,805
Net Assets $28,156,823
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

PDF

990

Full Text

990 (filed on July 21, 2016)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$48,310,833

Total Functional Expenses $48,935,954
Net income -$625,121
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $46,258,198 95.8%
Program services $0
Investment income $39,481 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $303,580 0.6%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $943 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,708,631 3.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,875,701 3.8%
Professional fundraising fees $1,782,379 3.6%
Other salaries and wages $15,032,291 30.7%
Other
Total Assets $38,683,986
Total Liabilities $4,523,622
Net Assets $34,160,364
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

PDF

990

Full Text

990 (filed on July 2, 2015)

Full Filing

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$43,596,651

Total Functional Expenses $42,742,612
Net income $854,039
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $42,482,364 97.4%
Program services $0
Investment income $34,690 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $34,113 0.1%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$14,182
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,059,666 2.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,651,209 3.9%
Professional fundraising fees $1,557,967 3.6%
Other salaries and wages $14,327,875 33.5%
Other
Total Assets $38,238,952
Total Liabilities $2,679,058
Net Assets $35,559,894
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$39,891,396

Total Functional Expenses $38,182,925
Net income $1,708,471
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $38,943,749 97.6%
Program services $0
Investment income $81,657 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $195,534 0.5%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$103,448
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $773,904 1.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $2,701,891 7.1%
Professional fundraising fees $1,284,563 3.4%
Other salaries and wages $11,729,414 30.7%
Other
Total Assets $37,261,744
Total Liabilities $2,569,206
Net Assets $34,692,538
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

PDF

990

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$38,269,840

Total Functional Expenses $41,163,648
Net income -$2,893,808
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $36,379,373 95.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $113,354 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $100,227 0.3%
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $42,001 0.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,634,885 4.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,435,178 3.5%
Professional fundraising fees $1,002,140 2.4%
Other salaries and wages $12,910,858 31.4%
Other
Total Assets $35,452,107
Total Liabilities $2,483,886
Net Assets $32,968,221
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

PDF

990

Raw XML

990

Total Revenue

$35,145,644

Total Functional Expenses $33,848,974
Net income $1,296,670
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $34,546,116 98.3%
Program services $0
Investment income $119,994 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $235,822 0.7%
Net fundraising -$235,202
Sales of assets $4,254 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $474,660 1.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,341,595 4.0%
Professional fundraising fees $896,438 2.6%
Other salaries and wages $54,928 0.2%
Other
Total Assets $37,374,797
Total Liabilities $1,571,857
Net Assets $35,802,940
Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

2010

PDF

990

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 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

June 2008

Fiscal year ending June

2008

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 2007

Fiscal year ending June

2007

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 2006

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2005

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2004

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2003

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2002

Fiscal year ending June

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

June 2001

Fiscal year ending June

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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  • 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.