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Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/14/2014: Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION INC

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AKA  FFRF
Madison, WI
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Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/14/2014: Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION INC

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Also Known As: FFRF
Physical Address: Madison, WI 53701 0750
EIN: 39-1302520
Web URL: www.ffrf.org/ 
Blog URL: ffrf.org/news/blog 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R60 Civil Liberties Advocacy
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R20 Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
Ruling Year: 1978 


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Mission Statement

The purposes of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., as stated in its bylaws, are to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church, and to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism. Incorporated in 1978 in Wisconsin, the Foundation is a national membership association of approximately 20,000 freethinkers: atheists, agnostics and skeptics of any pedigree. The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). All dues and contributions are deductible for income tax purposes.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $3,075,998
Total Expenses $2,240,502

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Dan Barker

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A former minister and evangelist, Dan became a freethinker in 1983. His books, Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children and Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher To Atheist (1992) are published by the Foundation. His newest book, The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, was published by Ullysses Press in January, 2011. His previous book, the autobiographical Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists, was published in 2008. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Religion, Dan now puts his knowledge of Christianity to effective freethought use. A professional pianist and composer, Dan performs freethought concerts and is featured in the Foundation's musical cassettes, "My Thoughts Are Free," "Reason's Greetings," "Dan Barker Salutes Freethought Then And Now," a 2-CD album "Friendly Neighborhood Atheist," and the CD "Beware of Dogma." He joined the Foundation staff in 1987 and served as public relations director. He was first elected co-president in November 2004.

Leadership Statement:

The nonprofit FFRF works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. FFRF is the nation's largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) with over 20,000 members. Since 1978, FFRF has acted on countless violations of the separation of state and church, and has won many significant complaints and important lawsuits to end state/church entanglements. Won’t you join us in our critical work to promote freethought and defend the separation between government and religion?

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Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served:
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Program Description:

• Publishes the only freethought newspaper in the United States, Freethought Today • Sponsors annual high school, college and grad student essay competitions with cash awards • Conducts lively, annual national conventions, honoring state/church, student, and freethought activism • Sponsors an online forum for members • Bestows “The Emperor Has No Clothes” Award to public figures for “plain-speaking on religion” • Promotes freedom from religion with educational books, literature, music CDs • Provides speakers for events and debates • Maintains a Web site at www.ffrf.org • Broadcasts Freethought Radio • Places freethought billboards and bus signs

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