Non-profit

American Majority

Location:

Purcellville, VA

Tax ID:

26-1501154

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2019):

Revenue: $1,724,649
Expenses: $1,725,296
Assets: $266,864

Website:

www.americanmajority.org

American Majority is a right-of-center national political training institute founded in 2008. [1] [2] The group says it has had more than 1,300 training sessions in all 50 states, training about 48,000 candidates and activists. [3]

Background

American Majority is a conservative-leaning national political training institute founded in 2008 that trains future political candidates, activists, and opinion leaders. [4] [5] The organization was founded with an initial investment from the Sam Adams Alliance. [6]

American Majority says it has had more than 1,300 training sessions in all 50 states, training about 48,000 candidates and activists. [7] Its trainings focus on promoting limited government and liberty and rejecting government expansion. The organization plans to build a national network of leaders and grassroots advocates and conducted trainings for 4,030 participants in 2016. [8]

The group says it advocates “true federalism,” and contends that the fight to limit government begins in states and local communities. [9] [10]

The group does not endorse candidates. But it says the training programs give candidates, campaigns, and activists the tools and technology to see the best policies adopted in the modern political climate. [11]

Activity

The organization is based in Purcellville, Virginia, and has staffed offices in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Florida, Illinois, and Texas. [12]

The organization has four separate programs that are usually one-day seminars: the Candidate Training Program; the Activist Training Program, which includes organizing and training in use of the Freedom of Information Act; the Social Media Training program; and the Campus Training program. [13]

In 2020, the left-wing Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Attorney General’s office against American Majority and American Majority Action. The complaints accuse the nonprofits of unlawfully putting more than half of the organization’s expenses toward political activity and concealing donor information from regulators. [14]

Leaders

Ned Ryun is the founder and CEO of American Majority. He is a former writer for President George W. Bush and also previously worked for his father, former U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun (R-KS). [15]

Matt Batzel is the national executive director of American Majority. He was previously the Wisconsin executive director for the group. Previously, he worked as a tax lawyer. [16]

Kelly Amorin is the chief financial officer for American Majority. Amorin was previously working in the areas of senior housing and politics. [17]

Lonny Leitner is the chief of staff for the national organization and previously was the regional director of American Majority in Minnesota. Leitner previously worked for former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) and for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). [18]

References

  1. “American Majority.” Charity Navigator. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/261501154 ^
  2. “American Majority.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-majority/ ^
  3. “About.” American Majority. . Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.americanmajority.org/about/ ^
  4. “American Majority.” Charity Navigator. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/261501154 ^
  5. “American Majority.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-majority/ ^
  6. “American Majority.” Ballotpedia. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://ballotpedia.org/American_Majority ^
  7. “About.” American Majority. . Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.americanmajority.org/about/ ^
  8. “American Majority, Inc.” Great Nonprofits. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://greatnonprofits.org/org/american-majority-inc ^
  9. “American Majority.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-majority/ ^
  10. “American Majority, Inc.” Great Nonprofits. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://greatnonprofits.org/org/american-majority-inc ^
  11. “About.” American Majority. . Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.americanmajority.org/about/ ^
  12. “American Majority.” Ballotpedia. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://ballotpedia.org/American_Majority ^
  13. “American Majority.” Ballotpedia. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://ballotpedia.org/American_Majority ^
  14. Sollenberger, Roger. “Exclusive: Right-wing nonprofits hit with criminal complaint for self-dealing, tax violations.” Salon. July 31, 2020. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.salon.com/2020/07/31/exclusive-right-wing-nonprofits-hit-with-criminal-complaint-for-self-dealing-tax-violations/ ^
  15. “About.” American Majority. . Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.americanmajority.org/about/ ^
  16. “About.” American Majority. . Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.americanmajority.org/about/ ^
  17. “About.” American Majority. . Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.americanmajority.org/about/ ^
  18. “About.” American Majority. . Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.americanmajority.org/about/ ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 2008

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2019 Dec Form 990 $1,724,649 $1,725,296 $266,864 $139,932 N $1,688,930 $19,440 $508 $354,726 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $584,024 $848,430 $162,161 $34,582 N $560,426 $6,576 $463 $262,474 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $1,187,443 $1,351,228 $463,340 $71,355 N $1,156,992 $6,575 $2,060 $365,804 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $1,114,072 $1,140,609 $752,832 $197,062 N $1,021,043 $69,060 $2,944 $372,228 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $1,598,256 $1,279,940 $755,056 $172,749 N $1,493,974 $32,588 $117 $333,662
    2014 Dec Form 990 $945,581 $1,154,170 $633,434 $369,443 Y $801,514 $0 $8,022 $255,227 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $1,209,490 $1,393,707 $911,303 $452,233 Y $1,190,640 $0 $19,872 $158,700 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $5,221,383 $5,366,064 $1,308,559 $551,490 N $5,213,217 $0 $8,136 $254,699 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $2,957,701 $2,499,074 $1,070,879 $168,846 N $2,933,429 $20,126 $120 $285,956 PDF

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    American Majority

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    Purcellville, VA 20132-5601