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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League)

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

89.49

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

Board Leadership
Ben Sax
Chair

CEO
Jonathan Greenblatt
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.49
  Financial 85.45
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
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.

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL's ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL's ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

Financial

85.45

Accountability & Transparency

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 ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) (NY) 89.49
National Urban League (NY) 87.47
RESIST, INC. (MA) 92.76
Southern Center for Human Rights (GA) 99.61
Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy (CA) 92.22

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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
2018-12 12/23/2020 85.75
2017-12 10/01/2019 84.64
2016-12 04/01/2018 78.65
2015-12 07/01/2017 77.35
2014-12 12/01/2016 78.15
2014-12 11/01/2016 77.09
2013-12 06/01/2016 83.47
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 03/01/2015 87.70
2012-12 07/01/2014 76.16
2012-12 06/01/2014 75.42
2011-12 10/01/2013 78.55
2010-12 02/01/2012 81.77
2009-12 12/23/2011 76.36
2009-12 09/20/2011 74.57
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 67.32
2007-12 06/01/2009 91.52
2006-12 02/01/2008 86.28
2005-12 07/01/2007 77.97
2004-12 11/01/2006 80.00

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, 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

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ADL (The Anti-Defamation League) (NY) 89.49
Ballotpedia (WI) 85.76
National Urban League (NY) 87.47
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CA) 91.63
Community Catalyst (MA) 92.22

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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

ADL (The 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

Ben Sax
Chair

CEO

Jonathan Greenblatt
Chief Executive Officer

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