Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Alliance Defending Freedom

For Faith. For Justice.

Scottsdale, AZ

Mission

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.

Ruling Year

1993

Principal Officer

Mr. Michael P. Farris

Main Address

15100 N. 90th Street

Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA

Keywords

Legal Alliance for Religious Liberty

EIN

54-1660459

 Number

2106700488

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Freedom of Religion Issues (R65)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The core values we cherish are under relentless challenge by those determined to silence people of faith and redefine the U.S. Constitution. These are more than legal skirmishes -- they are ongoing battles for the soul of our nation. Through the enactment of discriminatory new laws and the reinterpretation of existing laws, those opposed to religious freedom are moving aggressively to undermine the meaning of the First Amendment.

Our programs

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Legal Advocacy

Public Education

Allied Support and Training

Grants and Funding

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of people trained

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Population(s) served

Christians

Related program

Allied Support and Training

Context notes

This training involves practicing attorneys, law students, and college students who are contemplating a career in law, politics, business, academia, etc.

Number of Facebook followers

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Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Public Education

Number of requests for legal assistance.

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Christians

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Legal Advocacy

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General/Unspecified

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Public Education

Number of unique website visitors

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General/Unspecified

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Public Education

Charting Impact

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Since our nation's birth, religious freedom has been the bedrock principle upon which our society thrives. The First Amendment to the Constitution is unwavering in its affirmation of the precept. Our Founding Fathers knew it was our most basic and inalienable right. ADF shares that vision, and through a growing legal alliance, we are working to build a world whose laws affirm free speech on campus, uphold religious liberty (both for churches and in the larger public square), protect life from conception to natural death, and promote the natural family, including marriage between one man and one woman.

Alliance Defending Freedom has built an exceptional in-house legal team and combined it with a powerful global network of Allied Attorneys. These highly trained advocates engage in cases whose outcomes have a decisive, measurable impact on our religious freedom
and lay a solid foundation for positive cultural change. That change is further accomplished by effectively engaging the media through national television and radio interviews, influential websites, blogs and social media, and crucial legal insights requested by print publications. ADF is consistently positioned as a go-to resource for passionate, reasoned insight. But the key to our success can be found in the words of Jesus Christ in John 15:5: "without me, you can do nothing." As a ministry, we are committed to never losing sight of this fundamental, irrevocable truth.

There is strength in numbers. That is why we work closely with our growing alliance – hundreds of legal groups, churches, Christian ministries, and other like-minded organizations around the world -– developing winning legal strategies and maximizing our shared strengths. When our allies need assistance to successfully litigate a
critical case, we may provide funding through grants, organizational support through friend-of-the-court briefs, or direct assistance from
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys who come alongside them on the docket. This unified effort helps stewards the resources entrusted to us in an exceptionally efficient and effective way.

We know we are making progress when the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of religious liberty, as it has in many of our successful cases. Alliance Defending Freedom has won nine significant cases in the United States Supreme Court in the last seven year.

By God's grace, we are reversing the corrosive tide of censorship against
Christians that has swept across our land. We are committed to laying the
foundation for a better tomorrow. We do this by winning key battles before national and international institutions and courts around the world. Continuing these victories will play a significant role in shaping what the future looks like for us all.

External Reviews

Financials

Alliance Defending Freedom

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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