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Alliance Defending Freedom

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Alliance Defending Freedom is a legal aid society based in Scottsdale, AZ that was founded in 1993. As of 2018 they had $55 million in revenue and $35 million in assets.

To defend the right to hear and speak the truth through strategy, training, funding and litigation. To keep the doors open for the gospel by advocating for religious liberty, sanctity of life, and marriage and the family. Alliance Defending Freedom is...

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Program areas at Alliance Defending Freedom

Legal Advocacy: Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. ADF champions God-given freedoms that allow for human flourishing while affirming the dignity of every person. ADF exists to facilitate an alliance of like-minded influencers from every sphere of the public square affecting law and culture, and to mobilize this alliance to protect the core values of religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. ADF offers exceptional legal advocacy and expertise through our more than 60 attorneys based in Arizona, Georgia, Washington D.C., New York City and around the world. Together with a network of 3,200-strong allied attorneys, ADF has a nearly 80% success rate in our cases, and has won nine Supreme Court victories in the past seven years.ADF works with over 1,000 allied organizations to create effective strategies for establishing critical ...

Public education: ADF provides information to the public regarding the importance of government recognition of freedom of religion, the sanctity of every human life, and the values of marriage and family in the United States and throughout the world. This is done through the use of printed materials, mailings, email alerts, websites, blogs, op-eds, social media, webinars, media and personal appearances, and events. The intent of ADF public education is to inform and raise awareness of the following: The intent of the founders of the constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights to reflect natural law; entities that seek to distort or repurpose the Constitution's original meaning; U.S. and international challenges to religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and family values; and how and where civil liberties have been jeopardized or thwarted and the efforts of ADF and its allies to reclaim those freedoms. ADF public education ...

Allied Support and Training: As an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is committed to equipping allies to defend and promote religious liberty to the best of their ability, and to transform law and culture so true freedom can flourish. To this end, ADF offers world-class training for Christian attorneys and professionals, for law students, and for college students interested in pursuing a career in law, public policy, government, business, and other culture-shaping fields. Through the ADF Summit on Religious Liberty, practicing attorneys, legal advocates, business leaders, entrepreneurs, clergy, policy leaders, and media leaders are invited to participate in world-class training, strategy, and networking sessions around the world. More than 2,042 U.S. and international attorneys have completed the ADF Religious Liberty Summit Training, and 3,226 ADF allied attorneys have volunteered pro bono legal advocacy services to ...

Form 990s for Alliance Defending Freedom

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Aug 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 21, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 2, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Alliance Defending Freedom

Total grants, contributions, etc.$55,125,355
Program services$150,145
Investment income and dividends$94,529
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$4,758
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-441,498
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$254,707
Total revenues$55,187,996

Vendors for Alliance Defending Freedom

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-09-02
█████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-05-22
██████ ███ ███████International Fundraising$15,1002018-06-01
███████████Fundraising Consultant; Direct Mail Strategy$2,344,0432018-06-01
███ ██████████████ ███████████Telemarketing$74,0792018-06-01
██████ █████ █████Mailing Services$1,508,0502018-06-01
██████ ██████████List Fundraising Consulting$32,6342018-06-01
████ █████ ███Strategy Consulting; Digital Strategy Consulting$205,9612018-06-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at Alliance Defending Freedom

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Michael P. FarrisPresident , Chief Executive Officer , and General Counsel | Michael P Farris / President , Chief Executive Officer , General Counsel$382,973May 20, 2020
Tony JohnsonChief Operating Officer$147,027June 30, 2018
█████ ████████Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration / Executive Vice President Finance and Administration / Executive Vice President of Operations , Chief Financial Officer$246,171May 22, 2019
████████ ████Chief Counsel and Exec Dir of Adf Int'l / Chief Counsel , Exec Dir of Adf Interim$335,472June 30, 2018
███████ ███Founder-May 20, 2020
███ ███████Vice President of Ecumenical Relations / Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication$187,475June 30, 2018
████ ████████████Adf Foundation Pres and Corp Gen Couns / Deputy Chief Counsel , Vice President , Gift Planning$203,466June 30, 2018
████ ██████Senior Vice President of Development / Senior Vice President Development$239,471June 30, 2018
████ ███████Senior Counsel , Vice President Center for Family Val$189,686June 30, 2018
███████ ██████Senior Vice President of Alliance Relations$207,677June 30, 2018
...and nine more key personnel

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