Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy (R)

Alliance Defending Freedom

  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org

Mission Statement

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for religious freedom to uphold justice and preserve the right of people to freely live out their faith.

Main Programs

  1. Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Throughout all 50 states and internationally

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer since 1994

Self-reported

Mr. Alan Sears

Keywords

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Legal Alliance for Family Values

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EIN

54-1660459

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Programs

Grant Funding - Alliance Defending Freedom has funded more than 2,195 specific grants. Public Education - Alliance Defending Freedom Academy, trains approximately 120 attorneys per year in religious freedom and constitutional law.  Blackstone Legal Fellowship - provides summer scholarships and volunteer intern programs for more than 140 law students per summer.  Direct Litigation - provide direct litigation assistance to the public for cases within Alliance Defending Freedom's mission and purpose.  Allied Support & Training - build, train and coordinate effective strategy for legal efforts affecting our mission and purpose.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$40,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Throughout all 50 states and internationally

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ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Alliance Defending Freedom

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Alan Sears

BIO

Alan Sears serves as president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund), a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Alliance Defending Freedom has played various roles in 39 victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and wins in more than three out of four cases litigated to conclusion. Since the launch of Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994, Sears has provided strategic leadership in the training of more than 1,600 lawyers through the Alliance Defending Freedom Academy, which is designed to equip attorneys to more effectively defend religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and the family. Sears' visionary efforts have also resulted in the graduation of more than 1,200 outstanding law students—representing more than 144 law schools—from the Blackstone Legal Fellowship program, equipping these students to assume leadership positions to shape the future of American law.Sears earned his Juris Doctor from Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He worked for the Department of Justice under Attorneys General William French Smith and Edwin Meese III, including service as an assistant U.S. Attorney and chief of the Criminal Section. Sears was also appointed as the director of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography and served as associate solicitor with the Department of the Interior under Secretary Donald Hodel.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Chapman Cox

U.S. Department of Defense

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