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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

89.49

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 89.49 three stars
  Financial 85.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 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.

Financial

three stars

85.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
73.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.7%
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) 89.49 three stars
New York Immigration Coalition (NY) 91.37 four stars
Texas Civil Rights Project (TX) 95.97 four stars
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (NY) 91.90 four stars
Muslim Advocates (DC) 88.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $82,909,493
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,012,765
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $86,922,258
   Program Service Revenue $5,745,756
Total Primary Revenue $92,668,014
   Other Revenue $13,801,316
TOTAL REVENUE $106,469,330
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $60,813,999
   Administrative Expenses $10,355,528
   Fundraising Expenses $11,529,147
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $82,698,674
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $23,770,656
   
Net Assets $116,869,265

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 $24,486,002 40.3%
Policy and Program $12,374,933 20.3%
Education $7,380,538 12.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 89.49 three stars
2018-12 12/23/2020 85.75 three stars
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$417,699 0.50% Jonathan A. Greenblatt CEO & National Director $417,699

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Anti-Defamation League (NY) 89.49 three stars
American Family Association (MS) 90.71 four stars
The Sentencing Project (DC) 90.17 four stars
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (CA) 89.08 three stars
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 92.22 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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