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Family Research Council, Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • www.frc.org

Mission Statement

The Family Research Council (FRC) advances faith, family and freedom in government and culture from a Christian worldview.

Main Programs

  1. Government Affairs
  2. Policy Research and Development
Service Areas

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National

Family Research Council champions faith, family and freedom throughout the United States.

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer since 2003

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Mr. Tony Perkins

Keywords

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family, life, sanctity of life, stem cells, marriage, pro-life, bio-ethics, advocacy, public policy, faith, freedom

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Also Known As

FRC

EIN

52-1792772

 Number

6325919735

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Family Research Council is a recognized leader and contributor in a growing movement that identifies the nature of, and encourages our nation along the path to, a happy and prosperous society. We achieve this goal by developing and promoting a clearer understanding of the need for public policies that promote:
·        the sanctity of human life,

·        the proper nature of human sexuality in the context of marriage,

·        the fundamental importance of religious citizens practicing our faith in freedom, and

·        a robust democratic system of government that protects ordered liberty.

 

FRC has been honored to help accomplish major victories for American families.  Just a few are listed below.

 

- Tax relief we designed and promoted (including the child tax credit and marriage penalty relief) has returned over $842 billion to families since 1996.

 

- Promoted Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, in which over $5 billion has been invested for children’s education.

 

- Promoted Health Savings Accounts, which have improved health care options for over 6 million Americans (35% previously uninsured).

 

- Protection of traditional marriage: FRC promotes one man-one woman marraige across the country, and has helped protect marriage in many states, including California, Maine, Florida and Arizona. We also helped advance the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996.

 

- Protected innocent life through efforts in support of the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2007

- Supported originalist judges Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, appointed to the Supreme Court in 2006

 

- Advanced federal domestic abstinence education funding, which totaled $1.5 billion between 1997 - 2001

 

- Countless victories for the family each day, often behind the scenes on Capitol Hill

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Government Affairs

Our Government Affairs department educates leaders within Congress, the administration, the courts and state legislatures so that our policy research has impact.
 

FRC’s Government Affairs team advises leaders on Capitol Hill and at the state level on issues that affect the family, especially legislation that impacts marriage or families, threatens religious liberty or freedom of speech, raises taxes, expands government, or jeopardizes the sanctity of life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$1,305,436.00

Program 2

Policy Research and Development

Our Policy department uses social science data to prove the vital link between thriving families and a healthy society. 
 

FRC’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute is striving to promote strong, lasting marriages and the practice of religion as absolutely vital to a healthy society. Additionally, our Center for Life and Bioethics is advancing adult stem cell research as the ethical, effective alternative to embryonic stem cell research through a cutting-edge “Adult Stem Cells Saved My Life” multi-media campaign. Other areas of focus include education policy, the sanctity of life, and the impact of homosexuality on marriage, children and society.

Category

General Code

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$3,780,217.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Family Research Council champions faith, family and freedom throughout the United States.

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FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Family Research Council, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Tony Perkins

BIO

Tony Perkins is President of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council.  He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation's first Covenant Marriage law.  Although he had no opposition for re-election, he kept his pledge to serve only two terms and left office at the completion of his term in 2004.  He was a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 2002.  Since joining FRC in the fall of 2003 he has launched new initiatives to affirm and defend the Judeo-Christian values that this nation is founded upon.

Tony Perkins and FRC have led the way in defending religious freedom in the public square, protecting the unborn and their mothers, defending and strengthening one man/one woman marriage and promoting pro-family public policy.  Tony hosts a regular national radio program, "Washington Watch Weekly," broadcasts a daily commentary heard on over 300 stations nationwide, and sends daily email updates to tens of thousands of grassroots activists.  An effective communicator, he frequently appears on national broadcast and cable news programs.  Tony's first book, Personal Faith, Public Policy, co-authored with Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., was released in March 2008. In addition, he has been a keynote speaker for organizations across the country.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tom Anderson

Retired

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