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Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

PLF is a legal aid society based in Sacramento, CA that was founded in 1973. As of 2019 they had $18 million in revenue and $65 million in assets.

Pacific Legal Foundation's mission is to be the nation's leading legal watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, free enterprise, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations, in courts nationwide.

(916) 419-7111
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Program areas at PLF

To protect the constitutional rights of all americans through litigation; educate the public about issues vital to our freedom through communications and outreach; and train current and aspiring lawyers how to defend our liberties in court.plf attorneys directly represented clients in the following cases furthering the Foundation's overarching mission to protect and enhance individual liberty. The cases fall into five main categories: property rights; separation of powers; economic liberty; freedom of speech and association; and equality before the law. In all cases, actions attributed to plf were done by plf attorneys properly admitted to each jurisdiction.see schedule o for a list of cases litigated during the fiscal period ending june 30, 2019. Property rights: a society cannot flourish and individuals cannot advance their private interests without individual rights to create and productively use property. Plf litigates to secure the right to the productive and ordinary use of land; prevent governments ...

Form 990s for PLF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Jan 31, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Mar 27, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 27, 2017990View PDF
2016-12Aug 29, 2017990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for PLF

Total grants, contributions, etc.$13,608,144
Program services$700,180
Investment income and dividends$1,198,141
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,887,774
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$32,771
Total revenues$18,427,010

Vendors for PLF

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-03-17
██████████Marketing software2020-03-04
█████████Content management system software2020-03-04
████████ ██████ ████████Tax accounting2020-01-31
██████ ████████ ███ ██████████Direct Mail$130,4732019-06-01
███ ████████████ ███████████Personal Contact with Individuals in Ca$88,8752019-06-01
████████ █████Marketing$287,3752019-06-01
████████ ██████ ███ ███████Tax accounting2013-11-15

Personnel at PLF

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Steven D. AndersonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$466,275June 3, 2020
Chad WilcoxChief Operating Officer-June 3, 2020
███████ █ ██████Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer$201,333June 30, 2019
████ ██ ███████Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research, and Director, Center for the Separation of Powers$241,999June 3, 2020
█████ ██ ███████Vice President of Legal Affairs$264,834June 3, 2020
████ ███████Media Director-June 3, 2020
█████ ██████Senior Director of Communications and Outreach-June 3, 2020
████ █████Digital Director-June 3, 2020
█████ █████████Director of Administration-June 3, 2020
██████ ██ ███Legal Policy Director-June 3, 2020
...and 22 more key personnel

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