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Alliance Defending Freedom

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Alliance Defending Freedom is a civil liberties organization based in Scottsdale, AZ that was founded in 1993. As of 2019 they had $60 million in revenue and $45 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 human life, freedom of speech, and marriage and the family. ADF offers exceptional legal advocacy and expertise through our nearly 70 attorneys based in Arizona, Georgia, Washington D.C., New York City, Virginia, and around the world. Together with a network of 3,300-strong allied attorneys, ADF has a nearly 80% success rate in our cases and has won ten Supreme Court victories in the past eight years.ADF works with over 1,000 allied organizations to create ...

Public education: ADF provides information to the public regarding the importance of government recognition of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, 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. ...

Allied support and training: As an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith, 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, the Young Lawyers Academy, and other training events, 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 2,100 U.S. and international attorneys have completed the ADF Religious Liberty Summit training, and 3,354 ADF allied attorneys have volunteered pro bono ...

Form 990s for Alliance Defending Freedom

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Oct 7, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Aug 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 21, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Alliance Defending Freedom

Total grants, contributions, etc.$57,373,863
Program services$440,982
Investment income and dividends$420,778
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$24,859
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$89,874
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$2,598,877
Total revenues$60,949,233

Vendors for Alliance Defending Freedom

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Capin Crouse LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-10-07
██████Content management system software2020-09-02
███████ ██████████ ███████████Investment management2019-12-31
████████ ████Investment advisory (plan), Contract Administrator, Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.)$35,1192019-12-31
█████████ ████████████ ███████Investment advisory (plan), Contract Administrator, Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.)$84,1492019-12-31
███████████Marketing Consulting; Digital Marketing Consultant$1,136,0102019-06-01
███ ██████████████ ███████████Telemarketing$115,6262019-06-01
██████ █████ █████Direct Mail Services$434,2912019-06-01
...and 10 more vendors

Personnel at Alliance Defending Freedom

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Michael P. FarrisPresident , Chief Executive Officer , and General Counsel | Michael P Farris$432,840May 20, 2020
Tony JohnsonChief Operating Officer$147,108June 30, 2019
██████ ██████Chief Information Officer$192,837June 30, 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
█████ ████████Executive Vice President of Finance and Admi / Executive Vice President Finance and Administrati$238,252Oct. 7, 2020
███ ███████Vice President of Ecumenical Relations / Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communication$187,475June 30, 2018
████ ██████Senior Vice President of Development$235,195June 30, 2019
████ ███████Senior Counsel , Vice President Center for Family Val$189,686June 30, 2018
███ ███████ ██████ ███ ████████Vice President of Ecumenical Relations-June 30, 2019
...and 10 more key personnel

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11Institute for Justice (IJ)501(c)(3)$25 millionArlington, VA
12National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)501(c)(3)$33 millionBaltimore, MD
13People's Action Institute (NPA)501(c)(3)$15 millionChicago, IL
14National Women's Law Center501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC
15Global Fund for Women501(c)(3)$21 millionSan Francisco, CA
16New Israel Fund (NIF)501(c)(3)$30 millionWashington, DC
17Lambda Legal501(c)(3)$17 millionNew York, NY
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21National Urban League501(c)(3)$49 millionNew York, NY
22Arizona Science Center501(c)(3)$17 millionPhoenix, AZ
23Lincoln Institute of Land Policy501(c)(3)$56 millionPhoenix, AZ
24Center for Community Change (CCC)501(c)(3)$16 millionWashington, DC
25Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP)501(c)(3)$17 millionArlington, VA