National Lawyers Guild Foundation




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Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2016):

Revenue: $1,385,065
Expenses: $3,705,351
Assets: $3,858,867

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation is the 501(c)(3) arm of the National Lawyers Guild, an association of lawyers aligned with left-wing and far-left political interests.

Check the Sheriff Coalition

Check the Sheriff Coalition is a coalition in Los Angeles, California formed to oppose the policies and actions of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. The Coalition has demanded that Sherriff Villanueva resign, and that the California Attorney General investigate the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department (LASD). [1]

Though the National Layers Guild Foundation itself  is not a member of the coalition itself, the National Lawyers Guild – Los Angeles (NLGLA) is. In May 2021, NLGLA and the Check the Sheriff Coalition presented a report alleging that the LASD had harassed the families of people shot by LASD deputies. The report was published in coordination with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, the Check the Sheriff Coalition, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, and Centro Community Service Organization. [2] Rebecca Brown, an attorney and legal fellow at the National Lawyers Guild, wrote the report.


According to Foundation Search, the National Lawyers Guild Foundation has received funding from the following sources since 2016: [3]

Funding Since 2016

Donor OrganizationTotal Contributions
Tides Foundation$1,300,000
Unbound Philanthropy$177,000
Ford Foundation`$100,000
Bohemian Foundation$100,000
Warsh Mott Legacy$80,000
San Francisco Foundation$75,000
Harold K Raisler Foundation$56,000
The Impact Fund$55,000
Benjamin Fund$31,000
Annenberg Foundation$30,000
Wallace Global Fund$25,000
Rhino Resistance Fund$25,000
Kimberly Beth Kennedy Family Foundation$20,000
The O'Reilly Foundation$20,000
The Orchard House Foundation$15,000
Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation (Left Tilt Fund)$10,000
Proteus Fund$10,000
Kaufman Family Foundation$10,000
Liberty Hall Foundation$5,000


  1. “About.” Check the Sheriff Coalition. Accessed July 21, 2021. ^
  2. Brown, Rebecca, Lindsey V Thompson, and Maggie Gaffney. “No Justice, No Peace: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Targeted Harassment of Grieving Families.”, May 2021. ^
  3. Information provided by FoundationSearch. National Lawyers Guild. 2016-2021. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Lamis Deek
    Attorney (National Lawyers Guild)

Associated Organizations

  1. National Lawyers Guild (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: April 1, 1987

  • 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
    2016 Dec Form 990 $1,385,065 $3,705,351 $3,858,867 $867,338 N $1,075,539 $0 $61,478 $0
    2015 Dec Form 990 $4,490,004 $347,053 $5,465,750 $182,242 N $4,238,357 $0 $246,400 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $331,664 $419,469 $1,259,703 $122,158 N $315,987 $0 $11,936 $0
    2013 Dec Form 990 $449,847 $467,560 $1,283,512 $95,358 N $429,848 $0 $11,396 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $546,282 $478,231 $1,199,069 $87,213 N $531,486 $0 $16,308 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $606,877 $589,576 $1,063,849 $73,459 N $589,406 $0 $20,241 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    National Lawyers Guild Foundation

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    NEW YORK, NY 10038-2439