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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Anti-Defamation League

To stop the defamation of the Jewish people . . .to secure justice and fair treatment to all

two stars

78.65

605 Third Avenue New York, NY 10158
tel: (212) 885-7700   Web Site
EIN: 13-1818723

Board Leadership
Marvin D. Nathan
National Chair

CEO
Jonathan Greenblatt
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.65 two stars
  Financial 69.96 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now the nation's premier civil rights and human relations agency fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, ADL defends democratic ideals and advocates for and protects civil rights. ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse communities, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 regional and satellite offices in the United States and Israel. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, the League is a critical resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now the nation's premier civil rights and human relations agency fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, ADL defends democratic ideals and advocates for and protects civil rights. ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse communities, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 regional and satellite offices in the United States and Israel. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, the League is a critical resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

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Financial

one star

69.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Anti-Defamation League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Anti-Defamation League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Anti-Defamation League (NY) 78.65 two stars
FairVote (MD) 92.38 four stars
Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU (IL) 92.02 four stars
Kentucky Coalition (KY) 86.20 three stars
Pacific Legal Foundation (CA) 88.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,908,536
   Federated Campaigns $195,102
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,404,443
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $59,508,081
   Program Service Revenue $780,997
Total Primary Revenue $60,289,078
   Other Revenue $8,086,739
TOTAL REVENUE $68,375,817
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,213,894
   Administrative Expenses $7,972,411
   Fundraising Expenses $8,731,268
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $63,917,573
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,458,244
   
Net Assets $81,187,088

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Regional Operations $23,625,423 50.0%
Education $7,051,101 14.9%
Civil Rights $5,733,862 12.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 04/01/2018 78.65 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 77.35 two stars
2014-12 12/01/2016 78.15 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 77.09 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 83.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 87.70 three stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 76.16 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 75.42 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 78.55 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.77 three stars
2009-12 12/23/2011 76.36 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.57 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 67.32 one star
2007-12 06/01/2009 91.52 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 86.28 three stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 77.97 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2006 80.00 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1818723
Name in IRS Master File ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1948
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$272,720 0.42% Jonathan Greenblatt Chief Executive Officer $272,721
Other Salaries of Note
$145,961 0.22% Abraham H. Foxman Former National Director --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Anti-Defamation League (NY) 78.65 two stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 93.41 four stars
Young America's Foundation (VA) 97.09 four stars
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 91.45 four stars
Louisville Urban League (KY) 90.18 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Anti-Defamation League Foundation (13-2887439)

Charity Contact Info

Anti-Defamation League
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158
tel: (212) 885-7700
fax: (212) 867-0779
EIN: 13-1818723

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 96226
Department RL
Washington, DC 20090

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Board Leadership

Marvin D. Nathan
National Chair

CEO

Jonathan Greenblatt
Chief Executive Officer

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