Anti-Defamation League

Fighting Hate for Good

aka ADL   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.adl.org

Mission

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, 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 antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism, and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.

Ruling year info

1948

CEO

Mr. Jonathan Greenblatt

Main address

605 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10158 USA

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EIN

13-1818723

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

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Fight Antisemitism

Antisemitism impacts millions of Jews and people of all backgrounds in the U.S. and around the globe, tearing the fabric of societies wherever it spreads. ADL is the world’s leading expert on antisemitism and is on the front lines, shining a light on all forms of antisemitism and empowering individuals and communities with tools to address this age-old hate.

At ADL, we:
- Monitor and respond to antisemitic incidents
- Speak out against antisemitic rhetoric
- Respond locally with our regional network
- Educate about antisemitism
- Advocate for policy solutions
- Analyze data and produce research on antisemitism
- Support Jewish communities around the world

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

In recent years, our country has witnessed violent insurrectionist threats to democracy, a rise in hate crimes and rampant online conspiracy theories that have escalated into acts of hate and even terrorism. ADL monitors, exposes and disrupts extremist threats from across the ideological spectrum.

At ADL, we:
- Monitor, research and analyze
- Assist law enforcement
- Fight alongside our civil society partners
- Advocate
- Litigate

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Interfaith groups
Jewish people
Interfaith groups
Victims and oppressed people
Ethnic and racial groups
Immigrants and migrants

Online hate creates untold damage. ADL leads the global fight against online hate, including online harassment, antisemitism, racism and extremist disinformation, to demand safer and more inclusive online spaces. We engage in research and advocacy while developing tech products to help combat online hate. ADL is also leading a multi-state campaign to fill gaps in criminal and civil law to hold perpetrators of unlawful cyber crimes and harassment accountable.

Our REPAIR Plan is a comprehensive framework to fight hate, harassment and bias online and to push extremism back to the fringes of the digital world.

At ADL, we:
- Recommend policy to platforms
- Research and analyze trends
- Advocate for reform
- Build products to measure data
- Respond to online incidents
- Prevent cyberbullying

Population(s) Served

Since our founding, ADL has sought justice for marginalized members of society. We fight for equal treatment before the law through our civil rights work on behalf of targeted individuals and communities. We are plaintiffs in voting rights cases. We file or join amicus briefs in cases concerning religious freedom, immigrants and refugees, racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equity and other civil rights issues. We join and convene coalitions to protect civil rights, and we advocate for strong hate crimes laws and online hate laws to support those who are targeted victims and hold perpetrators responsible.

ADL fights:
- Against discrimination
- For racial justice
- Against hate crimes
- For religious freedom
- For immigrant rights
- For voting rights
- For LGBTQ+ rights

Population(s) Served

Our democracy is under threat. Voter suppression prevents free and fair elections. Extremism continues to be mainstreamed and normalized in the wake of the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Immigration and refugee rights are being weaponized for hate-filled partisan warfare. Hate and conspiracy theories spread virally on social media around the globe. Against this backdrop, antisemitic incidents and other acts of bias are at an all-time high.

Experts in democracy and political violence warn that our nation is moving toward an increasingly flawed “hybrid democracy” with growing risks of autocracy, fueled by hyper-polarization and incendiary ethnonationalist divides. For Jews and other minorities and marginalized communities, this poses a particular danger.

At ADL, we fight against:
- The mainstreaming of extremism
- Voter suppression

Population(s) Served

Bias and hate manifest in our society in a myriad of ways. They lead to disrespect, harm and injustice. ADL believes that hate can escalate when biased attitudes and actions go unchecked. We fight bias by addressing and challenging it wherever we see it, including online, and by working to create inclusive and equitable environments in schools and workplaces. By speaking out, educating and advocating, we fight for stronger responses to bias-related incidents and crimes, and help communities across the country become safer, more inclusive and equitable places.

At ADL, we:
- Address bias through education
- Make workplaces more inclusive

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Anti-Defamation League

Board of directors
as of 08/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ben Sax

Nicole Mutchnik

California Democracy Fund

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Yasmin Green

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Andy Adelson

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Esta Gordon Epstein

Immediate Past Chair

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Barry Curtiss-Lusher

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Yadin Kaufmann

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Alan Lazowski

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Donna Levin

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Glen Lewy

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Daniel Lubetzky

KIND Snacks

Liz Price

Alston & Bird

Tony Schneider

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Shamina Singh

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Rob Stavis

Bessemer Venture Partner

Chris Wolf

Hogan Lovells US LLP,

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/9/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

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