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Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

CharityWatch report issued
October 2022

F
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
35%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$55
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
2560 Huntington Ave
Suite 203
Alexandria, VA 22303

Other Names

Police Defense

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To support and defend the law enforcement profession and those law enforcement officers who have devoted their lives to upholding the Constitution and serving the U.S. and its citizens while enforcing its laws. To educate the public about the many risks and threats to law enforcement personnel in order to build a more informed, respectful, and appreciative society.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2021

Program Percentage: 35%

The percentage of Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$3,300,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $55

How many dollars Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$3,500,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Joint Costs

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund's rating was adjusted for Joint Costs. If you are a donor who considers direct mail, telemarketing, and other Joint Cost solicitations to be true charitable programs, the below efficiency ratios, which were not adjusted for joint costs, may better reflect your goals.

Program % Cost to Raise $100
81% $13
Accounting rules allow charities to report some telemarketing, direct mail, and other solicitation costs as Program expenses. CharityWatch believes that most donors do not consider a charity's solicitation activities to be the Programs they are intending to support with their donations. We therefore adjust such expenses out of a charity's reported Program expense and add it to Fundraising expense prior to calculating its rating.

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund IRS Form 990 52-1095066
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund Audited Financial Statements 52-1095066
Entity: Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 52-1095066
Entity: Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 52-1095066

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Jason C. Johnson President $197,569
2 Carmela Stremple Treasurer $111,479
1
Name: Jason C. Johnson
Title: President
Compensation: $197,569
2
Name: Carmela Stremple
Title: Treasurer
Compensation: $111,479

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