FREEDOM NOW INC C/O INCORP SERVICES INC

Address
1519 YORK ROAD
LUTHERVILLE, MD 21093
Contact
Website: http://www.freedom-now.org
Phone: +1 (202) 223-3733
Nonprofit
NTEE: R24 - Women's Rights
EIN: 52-2362033

Mission

FREEDOM NOW IS A U.S.-BASED NON-PROFIT, NON-GOVERNMENTAL, AND NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS TO FREE INDIVIDUAL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE THROUGH FOCUSED LEGAL, POLITICAL AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ADVOCACY EFFORTS.PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE ARE PERSONS DETAINED FOR THEIR POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS, OR OTHER BELIEFS OR BECAUSE OF THEIR ETHNIC ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, COLOR, LANGUAGE, NATIONAL OR SOCIAL ORIGIN, ECONOMIC STATUS, BIRTH OR OTHER STATUS WHO HAVE NOT USED OR ADVOCATED VIOLENCE.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2001
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$92,000.00$92,000.00$80,000.00$80,000.00$77,500.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$92,000.00$92,000.00$80,000.00$80,000.00$77,500.00
Number of employees34544
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers33333
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Alvarez-Bjelland, Teresita
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person TERESITA ALVAREZ-BJELLANDTERESITA ALVAREZ-BJELLANDTERESITA ALVAREZ-BJELLANDTERESITA ALVAREZ-BJELLAND
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Choharis, Peter
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personPETER CHOHARIS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Connolly, Annmaura
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personANNMAURA CONNOLLY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Dohrmann, Thomas
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS DOHRMANNTHOMAS DOHRMANNTHOMAS DOHRMANNTHOMAS DOHRMANNTHOMAS DOHRMANN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Genser, Jared
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJARED GENSERJARED GENSERJARED GENSERJARED GENSERJARED GENSER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Magyar, Peter
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personPETER MAGYARPETER MAGYARPETER MAGYARPETER MAGYARPETER MAGYAR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McCarthy, Joseph
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJOSEPH J MCCARTHYJOSEPH J MCCARTHYJOSEPH J MCCARTHYJOSEPH J MCCARTHYJOSEPH J MCCARTHY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McGillivary, Gregory
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personGREGORY MCGILLIVARYGREGORY MCGILLIVARYGREGORY MCGILLIVARY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Nasheed, Mohamed
TitleHONORARY CO-CHAIR    
Name of key/compensated personHONORABLE MOHAMED NASHEED    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Newcomer, Joshua
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJOSHUA NEWCOMERJOSHUA NEWCOMERJOSHUA NEWCOMER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Turner, Maran
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMARAN TURNERMARAN TURNERMARAN TURNERMARAN TURNERMARAN TURNER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org50.0050.0050.0050.0050.00
Reportable compensation from org$92,000.00$92,000.00$80,000.00$80,000.00$77,500.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tutu, Desmond
TitleHONORARY CO-CHAIRHONORARY CO-CHAIRHONORARY CO-CHAIRHONORARY CO-CHAIRHONORARY CO-CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personMOST REVEREND DESMOND M TUTUMOST REVEREND DESMOND M TUTUMOST REVEREND DESMOND M TUTUMOST REVEREND DESMOND M TUTUMOST REVEREND DESMOND M TUTU
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.000.000.000.000.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Zucker, Jeremy
TitleCHAIRMAN/DIRECTORCHAIRMAN/DIRECTORCHAIRMAN/DIRECTORCHAIRMAN/DIRECTORCHAIRMAN/DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJEREMY ZUCKERJEREMY ZUCKERJEREMY ZUCKERJEREMY ZUCKERJEREMY ZUCKER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUAL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE.ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUAL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE.ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUAL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE.ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUAL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE.ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUAL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE.
Program service expenses, total$178,486.00$168,503.00$170,315.00$181,597.00$209,952.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
LEGAL AND POLITICAL ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ARBITRARILY DETAINED FOR EXERCISING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. WE WORK ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PETITIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND COORDINATING THE EFFORTS OF POLICY MAKERS, OFFICIALS AND NGOS.
Program expenses$178,486.00$168,503.00$170,315.00$181,597.00$209,952.00
Grants and allocations made$10,914.00 $4,023.00$3,324.00$3,639.00
Program descriptionLEGAL AND POLITICAL ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ARBITRARILY DETAINED FOR EXERCISING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. WE WORK ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PETITIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND COORDINATING THE EFFORTS OF POLICY MAKERS, OFFICIALS AND NGOS.LEGAL AND POLITICAL ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ARBITRARILY DETAINED FOR EXERCISING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. WE WORK ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PETITIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND COORDINATING THE EFFORTS OF POLICY MAKERS, OFFICIALS AND NGOS.LEGAL AND POLITICAL ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ARBITRARILY DETAINED FOR EXERCISING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. WE WORK ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PETITIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND COORDINATING THE EFFORTS OF POLICY MAKERS, OFFICIALS AND NGOS.LEGAL AND POLITICAL ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ARBITRARILY DETAINED FOR EXERCISING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. WE WORK ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PETITIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND COORDINATING THE EFFORTS OF POLICY MAKERS, OFFICIALS AND NGOS.LEGAL AND POLITICAL ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN ARBITRARILY DETAINED FOR EXERCISING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS. WE WORK ON BEHALF OF INDIVIDUALS, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PETITIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND COORDINATING THE EFFORTS OF POLICY MAKERS, OFFICIALS AND NGOS.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$370,989.00$155,656.00$392,676.00$140,995.00$248,700.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$370,837.00$155,526.00$392,553.00$140,901.00$248,603.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$7,983.00   $4,341.00
Investment income, current yr$152.00$130.00$123.00$94.00$97.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$370,837.00$155,526.00$392,553.00$140,901.00$248,603.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$370,989.00$155,656.00$392,676.00$140,995.00$248,700.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$370,837.00$155,526.00$392,553.00$140,901.00$248,603.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$152.00$130.00$123.00$94.00$97.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$272,635.00$258,717.00$240,794.00$261,307.00$290,593.00
Total functional expenses: program service $178,486.00$168,503.00$170,315.00$181,597.00$209,952.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$60,193.00$57,116.00$45,935.00$51,742.00$54,595.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$33,956.00$33,098.00$24,544.00$27,968.00$26,046.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$263,071.00$164,251.00$274,020.00$117,922.00$235,059.00
Total assets, beginning of year$164,251.00$274,020.00$117,922.00$235,059.00$280,154.00
Total liabilities$1,850.00$1,625.00$8,381.00$4,265.00$1,210.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$1,625.00$8,381.00$4,265.00$1,210.00$4,429.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$145,321.00$134,376.00$240,806.00$76,971.00$164,677.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$115,900.00$28,250.00$24,833.00$36,686.00$69,172.00
Net assets$261,221.00$162,626.00$265,639.00$113,657.00$233,849.00
Net assets, beginning of year$162,626.00$265,639.00$113,657.00$233,849.00$275,725.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$9,170.00$891.00$819.00$699.00$560.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$98,354.00-$103,061.00$151,882.00-$120,312.00-$41,893.00
Savings & temp cash investment$194,704.00$138,484.00$253,967.00$96,878.00$218,876.00
Accounts receivable, net$57,628.00$22,940.00$16,417.00$16,781.00$11,167.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,381.00$1,372.00$1,548.00$1,470.00$1,301.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$1,850.00$1,625.00$8,381.00$4,265.00$1,210.00
Total net assets or fund balances$261,221.00$162,626.00$265,639.00$113,657.00$233,849.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$376.00$705.00$825.00$1,411.00$1,499.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members98866
Number of independent voting members98866
Financial sheets audited    True
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-162017-01-192015-10-132014-10-242013-12-26
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201723179349302062201622859349300952201522689349300627201431769349300223201323019349300712
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