Established in 1973
Pacific Legal Foundation is the oldest and most successful public interest legal organization that fights for limited government, property rights, individual rights and a balanced approach to environmental protection.
To be the nation’s leading legal watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, free enterprise, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations, in courts nationwide.
PLF's litigation focuses on three major projects: to defend the fundamental human right of private property; to promote sensible environmental policies that respect individual freedom and put people first; and to create a nation in which people are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. In addition, PLF's Economic Liberty and Free Enterprise Projects are devoted to protecting the right to earn a living, and protect businesses against unfair burdens.
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Funding For PLF
Pacific Legal Foundation is a tax exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations of cash, property, and securities are tax deductible; tax identification number 94-2197343. Last year, approximately 63 percent of PLF's contributions came from individuals. Another 22 percent was raised through foundations, and 15 percent coming from businesses and other organizations. Our donors make it possible to continue our fight in the courts, as our work never ends.
To preserve our independence, PLF accepts no government funding. A charitable gift to PLF is an investment in liberty for your family and friends in the years to come. We take our mission and our supporters seriously, and strive to put our donors' money to the most effective use in protecting Americans' constitutional rights.
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