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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

three stars

84.64

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

Board Leadership
Esta Gordon Epstein
Chair

CEO
Jonathan Greenblatt
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.64 three stars
  Financial 78.49 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 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

two stars

78.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Anti-Defamation League (NY) 84.64 three stars
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.70 four stars
Centurion Ministries (NJ) 92.25 four stars
Highlander Research and Education Center (TN) 91.35 four stars
Freedom From Religion Foundation (WI) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $65,920,551
   Federated Campaigns $126,234
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $9,294,645
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $75,341,430
   Program Service Revenue $1,025,977
Total Primary Revenue $76,367,407
   Other Revenue $7,370,903
TOTAL REVENUE $83,738,310
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $53,272,379
   Administrative Expenses $7,629,496
   Fundraising Expenses $10,208,929
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $71,110,804
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,627,506
   
Net Assets $98,879,873

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 $25,547,607 47.9%
Policy and Program $8,354,461 15.7%
Marketing and Communications $6,837,652 12.8%
Education $5,784,749 10.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 84.64 three stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$480,339 0.67% Jonathan Greenblatt Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$509,149 0.71% Clifford Schechter Internal Consultant
$493,976 0.69% Deborah G. Lauter Senior VP, Policy & Programs

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Anti-Defamation League (NY) 84.64 three stars
OneAmerica (WA) 88.68 three stars
Muslim Advocates (CA) 85.10 three stars
Southern Poverty Law Center (AL) 90.96 four stars
American Immigration Council (DC) 94.52 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

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Board Leadership

Esta Gordon Epstein
Chair

CEO

Jonathan Greenblatt
Chief Executive Officer

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