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IJ By the Numbers

4 Litigation Pillars

  • Economic Liberty
  • Property Rights
  • Educational Choice
  • Free Speech


  • 84% from individuals
  • 16% from foundations

IJ litigated 9 U.S. Supreme Court cases since 2002, including 7 victories

IJ is currently litigating 90 cases in 32 states and Washington, D.C.

7 offices

145 employees, including 61 attorneys



1,861 Partners giving $1,000 or more each year

Over 9,810 individual donors

= 25 donors

$30 million budget in FY21

FY20 Budget Breakdown

80%: Programs
13%: Administration
7%: Development

201 legislative reforms secured

58 national awards for communications


Success Rate

Through litigation and legislation

IJ strategic research cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and in 371 articles in scholarly, law, and policy publications.

75 eminent domain projects and blight designations defeated by IJ activism.

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