American Bar Association

Organization Overview

American Bar Association is located in Chicago, IL. The organization was established in 1994. According to its NTEE Classification (I03) the organization is classified as: Professional Societies & Associations, under the broad grouping of Crime & Legal-Related and related organizations. As of 08/2020, American Bar Association employed 660 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 08/2020, American Bar Association generated $98.2m in total revenue. This represents a relatively dramatic decline in revenue. Over the past 5 years, the organization has seen revenues fall by an average of (8.0%) each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $112.7m during the year ending 08/2020. As we would expect to see with falling revenues, expenses have declined by (6.7%) per year over the past 5 years. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, American Bar Association has awarded 252 individual grants totaling $27,770,472. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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TO SERVE EQUALLY THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND THE PUBLIC BY DEFENDING LIBERTY AND DELIVERING JUSTICE AS THE NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION AND TO PROMOTE PUBLIC GOOD.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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THE ABA PROVIDES LAWYERS UNPARALLELED OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND SERVICE THROUGH NUMEROUS GROUPS DEDICATED TO SPECIFIC AREAS OF LAW. THE ASSOCIATION CURRENTLY HAS 22 SECTIONS, WHICH RANGE IN SIZE FROM ABOUT 3,600 MEMBERS TO MORE THAN 30,000 7 DIVISIONS AND 6 FORUMS. ALL OF THESE GROUPS DRAW THEIR MEMBERSHIP FROM LAWYERS, JUDGES, ACADEMICS, LAW STUDENTS AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS WITH COMMON INTERESTS. SECTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING LEGAL AREAS ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATORY PRACTICE ANTITRUST LAW BUSINESS LAW CRIMINAL JUSTICE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND RESOURCES FAMILY LAW HEALTH LAW CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW INTERNATIONAL LAW LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW LEGAL EDUCATION LITIGATION PUBLIC CONTRACT LAW INFRASTUCTURE AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES REAL PROPERTY, TRUST AND ESTATE LAW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LAW STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW TAXATION TORT, TRIAL AND INSURANCE PRACTICE. CONTINUED ON SCH O


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Usps
Shipping
$1,630,000
Quad Graphics Inc
Printing Services
$1,610,011
Finn Partners Inc
Marketing/public Relations
$1,422,904
Tierpoint Llc
It Services
$1,263,383
Code And Theory Llc
Website Design
$1,121,204
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$21,500
Government grants $0
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$5,861,182
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $0
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$5,882,682
Total Program Service Revenue$76,511,930
Investment income $1,069,079
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $8,255,299
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $5,974,704
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $98,152,728

Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, American Bar Association has awarded $2,406,147 in support to 37 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

ABA FUND FOR JUSTICE & EDUCATION

Org PageRecipient Profile

Chicago, IL

PURPOSE: General Support

$2,136,147

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

PURPOSE: Awards/Fellowships

$60,000

AG OF COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

PURPOSE: Awards/Fellowships

$6,000

CONNECTICUT DEPT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

PURPOSE: Awards/Fellowships

$6,000

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS

PURPOSE: Awards/Fellowships

$6,000

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

PURPOSE: Awards/Fellowships

$6,000
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Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 7 grants that American Bar Association has recieved totaling $5,080,746.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Freedom House Inc

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRATIC INITIATIVES AND/OR RULE OF LAW

$4,907,073
Accesslex Institute

West Chester, PA

PURPOSE: Program Support/Research

$65,000
Pew Charitable Trusts

Philadelphia, PA

PURPOSE: Policy

$41,173
American Arbitration Association Inc

New York, NY

PURPOSE: INCREASE ACCESS TO JUSTICE

$30,000
Galena-Yorktown Foundation

Washington, DC

PURPOSE: UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

$17,500
American Arbitration Association- International Centre For Dispute

New York, NY

PURPOSE: ALONG WITH THE AAA-ICDR FOUNDATION, THE ARBITRATION COMPETITION GIVES STUDENTS HANDS-ON EDUCATION EXPERIENCE WITH: THE ADR PROCESS, STRATEGIES TO INCREASE ACCESS TO ADR FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD IT, AND SHARED KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ADR ACROSS DIVERSE COMMUNITIES.

$10,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$17,162,457
Earnings$655,658
Net Contributions$44,277
Other Expense$763,878
Ending Balance$17,098,514

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