Family Research Council

nonprofit organization

Family Research Council is an American conservative Christian group that started in 1981 and established in 1983 by James Dobson. In the late 1980s, the Family Research Council became part of Dobson's organization Focus on the Family. Although in 1992 the Family Research Council became a separate group again. They strongly oppose abortion, homosexuality and LGBT rights.

Family Research Council
MottoAdvancing Faith, Family and Freedom
FounderJames Dobson
Type501(c)(3) non-profit organization
52-1792772 (EIN)
Area served
United States
Key people
Tony Perkins, President
Thomas R. Anderson, Chairman
$12,065,844 (2016 FY)[1]
2016 FY Tax Return


  1. Mike Tigas, Sisi Wei, Ken Schwencke, Alec Glassford. "Nonprofit Explorer - ProPublica". ProPublica. Archived from the original on January 18, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)