Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Anti-Defamation League

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.adl.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

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Service Areas

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International

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy.

ruling year

1948

CEO

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Mr. Jonathan Greenblatt

Keywords

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Anti-Semitism, Racism/Bigotry, Terrorism, KKK/Nazi/Skinheads, Hate, Civil Rights, Holocaust, Israel

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Also Known As

ADL

EIN

13-1818723

 Number

5124384284

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Program Description

ADL fights anti-Semitism, hate, discrimination and extremism, building bridges of respect through a wide range of activities, which include:
• Fighting anti-Semitism. ADL acts as the “911” for the Jewish community, conducting extensive research and polling on anti-Semitism, combating campaigns to delegitimize Israel and helping to ensure the security of Jewish institutions and communal organizations and providing workshops to empower Jewish middle through college students to counter anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias.
• Addressing obstacles to justice and equality and responding to discrimination against all. ADL advocates, creates and joins coalitions that eliminate discriminatory barriers to full civic participation for all Americans. The League responds to prejudice and violence against Jews and other marginalized groups, and advocates for religious freedom, civil rights, education equity, and for criminal justice reform.
• Tracking and exposing criminal activities of extremist and terrorist groups and individuals. Through our Center on Extremism, we monitor hate sites and extremist and terrorist activities, publish extensive resources and provide timely information to law enforcement agencies, leaders, officials and the public.
• Fighting all forms of hate. ADL has long been in the forefront of national and state efforts to deter and counteract hate crimes and has been a pioneer in promoting passage of strong hate crime legislation. ADL counters online hate and bullying and published a toolkit and best practices, endorsed by leading internet providers, providing effective strategies against cyberhate.
• Educating broad constituencies on countering anti-Semitism, bigotry, hate and prejudice and promoting respectful and safe schools and communities. ADL’s NO PLACE FOR HATE® programs reach approximately 1.6 million students and educators yearly, empowering schools and communities to challenge prejudice, racism and hatred through school-wide and inclusive activities. A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute workshops and school assemblies provide students, educators and families with the knowledge and skills to combat name-calling and bullying. ADL provides extensive Holocaust education professional development for educators to apply the Holocaust’s lessons to contemporary issues. Online resources include lesson plans on timely civil rights/diversity issues, bibliographies for children and webinars for educators, leaders and parents.
• Training law enforcement to combat extremism and hate crimes. The largest nonprofit providing training to law enforcement, the League offers workshops to more than 10,000 law enforcement personnel every year on topics including countering extremist/terrorist groups and individuals, hate crimes, bias, as well as on the role of police in contemporary society, examined through the lens of the Holocaust.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

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Service Areas

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International

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy.

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Anti-Defamation League
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Anti-Defamation League

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CEO

Mr. Jonathan Greenblatt

BIO

Jonathan Greenblatt is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative leader with deep experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Prior to heading ADL, Greenblatt served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Greenblatt came to that role after a long career as a social entrepreneur and corporate executive. He co-founded the business that launched Ethos Water, the bottled water that helps children access clean water. After Ethos was acquired by Starbucks, Greenblatt became Starbucks' Vice President of Global Consumer Products and a board member of the Starbucks Foundation.

Greenblatt also founded All for Good, now one of the Internet's largest databases of volunteer opportunities and was CEO of GOOD Worldwide, whose products include the award-winning GOOD Magazine and the website GOOD.is.

Greenblatt has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including the African Leadership Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Kevita, KaBOOM! and Water.org. He was a Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute, a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly and served as a senior fellow at the Wharton School of Management. Graduating cum laude with a BA from Tufts University, Greenblatt earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.



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