Non-profit

Anti-Defamation League Foundation (ADLF)

The official logo of the Anti-Defamation League as of 2012 (link)
Website:

www.adl.org

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

13-2887439

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $19,882,254
Expenses: $22,966,532
Assets: $116,773,148

Formation:

1976

Founder:

Abraham Foxman

President:

Glen S. Lewy

Also see Anti-Defamation League (Non-profit)

The Anti-Defamation League Foundation (ADLF) is an endowment management foundation established in 1976[1] to support the operations of its parent organization, the left-leaning anti-Semitism watchdog the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).[2]

Since 2010, the ADLF has passed over $86 million to the ADL.[3] It currently manages nearly $100 million in assets on behalf of the ADL.[4] The two organizations operate as a single financial entity.[5]

The ADLF operates in part as a donor-advised fund[6] and has received contributions from a number of left-leaning foundations, including the MacArthur Foundation,[7] the Rockefeller Philanthropies,[8] Our Fund,[9] and the Santa Barbara Foundation. [10]

Organizational Overview

The Anti-Defamation League Foundation (ADLF) was established in 1976 to promote the mission of its parent organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).[11] It manages and invests the ADL’s endowments, trusts, philanthropic funds, real estate, and other assets.[12] Both the ADL and ADLF organizations are organized under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.[13]

Between 2010 and 2016, the ADLF passed over $86 million to the ADL in furtherance of its left-of-center programming.[14] In 2016, the ADLF also held $116 million worth of ADL-related investment assets. [15]

ADL’s annual report treats both organizations’ finances as a single financial entity.[16]

The ADLF also supports the ADL by owning and managing the ADL’s buildings, namely its Los Angeles-based southwest regional office.[17]

The ADLF spends nearly $300,000 per year on Holocaust and anti-bias educational materials for use in classrooms, on college campuses, and with community groups, corporations, and religious organizations.[18]

Donor-Advised Fund

In part the ADLF operates as a donor-advised fund through which the foundation’s anonymous contributors direct their donations to other recipient organizations.[19]

Since 2010, the ADLF has given $326,000 in grants to the ISEF Foundation and over $515,000 to a number of other organizations, including the University of Haifa, the International Sephardic Education Foundation, the American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, the New York University School of Medicine, and Cornell University College of Human Ecology. [20]

Funding

In 2016, the ADLF took in $19.8 million. $7.7 million of the foundation’s money came from eleven entities, including a $1 million contribution and a $2.6 million contribution.[21]

In previous years, the Anti-Defamation League Foundation Common Fund has received money from the John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation,[22] the Rockefeller philanthropies,[23]philanthropist Thomas Kramer,[24] the Santa Barbara Foundation,[25] the LGBT-interest supporting Our Fund,[26]the Harry And Jeanette Weinberg Foundation,[27] and the Leichtag Foundation.[28]

People

In 2016, Glen S. Lewy served as ADLF’s President.[29] Lewy is the Senior Managing Director of Hudson Ventures, serves as a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the New York Historical Society and the SEED Foundation.[30]

As ADL’s President Jonathan Greenblatt also serves as an employee and trustee of the ADLF. In 2016, Greenblatt was paid $290,342 from the ADLF and ADL. [31]

References

  1. Anti-Defamation League. 2016 Audited Financial Statements. December 31, 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  2. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. Schedule O, Part I, Line 1. 2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  3. Returns of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. 2010-2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information & https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/132887439 ^
  4. Anti-Defamation League. 2016 Audited Financial Statements. December 31, 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  5. Anti-Defamation League. “Meeting the Moment: 2016 Annual Report.” December 31, 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  6. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. Schedule I, Part IV. 2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  7. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 2010. Page 558. Date of Grant May 20, 2010. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.macfound.org/media/files/MACFOUND_2010_990-PF_STATEMENT1-21_1.PDF ^
  8. “Aligning Aspirations with Results: 2005-2006 Annual Report.” Page 32. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. 2006. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://donate.rockpa.org/document.doc?id=13 ^
  9. “Faces of Our Community: 2015 Annual Report.” Our Fund: A Foundation Connecting the LGBT Community. July 1, 2015. Accessed March 19, 2018. http://www.our-fund.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Annual-Report-2015.pdf ^
  10. “2010 Impact Grant Recipients.” Santa Barbara Foundation. Undated. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.sbfoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=511 ^
  11. Anti-Defamation League. 2016 Audited Financial Statements. December 31, 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  12. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. Schedule O, Part I, Line 1. 2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  13. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. Schedule R, Part II. 2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  14. Returns of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. 2010-2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information & https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/132887439 ^
  15. Anti-Defamation League. 2016 Audited Financial Statements. December 31, 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  16. Anti-Defamation League. “Meeting the Moment: 2016 Annual Report.” December 31, 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  17. Returns of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. 2010-2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information & https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/132887439 ^
  18. Returns of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. 2010-2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information & https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/132887439 ^
  19. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. Schedule I, Part IV. 2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  20. Returns of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. 2010-2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information & https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/132887439 ^
  21. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. Schedule B, Part I. 2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  22. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 2010. Page 558. Date of Grant May 20, 2010. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.macfound.org/media/files/MACFOUND_2010_990-PF_STATEMENT1-21_1.PDF ^
  23. “Aligning Aspirations with Results: 2005-2006 Annual Report.” Page 32. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. 2006. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://donate.rockpa.org/document.doc?id=13 ^
  24. “TK’s Philantrophic Involvement.” Thomas Kramer Website. Undated. Accessed March 19, 2018. http://thomaskramer.com/charity/donation-list/ ^
  25. “2010 Impact Grant Recipients.” Santa Barbara Foundation. Undated. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.sbfoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=511 ^
  26. “Faces of Our Community: 2015 Annual Report.” Our Fund: A Foundation Connecting the LGBT Community. July 1, 2015. Accessed March 19, 2018. http://www.our-fund.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Annual-Report-2015.pdf ^
  27. Return of Private Foundation: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Part XV. 2015. Accessed March 19, 2018. http://hjweinbergfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2017/07/Harry-Jeanette-Weinberg-Foundation-2015-Tax-Returns.pdf ^
  28. Return of Private Foundation: Leichtag Foundation. Part XV. 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://leichtag.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2016-Public-Disclosure-Leichtag.pdf ^
  29. Anti-Defamation League. “Meeting the Moment: 2016 Annual Report.” December 31, 2016. Accessed March 19, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
  30. “About Us: Our Team: Senior Managing Director Glen Lewy.” Hudson Ventures. Undated. Accessed March 19, 2018. http://www.hudsonptr.com/lewy.php ^
  31. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Anti-Defamation League Foundation. Schedule J, Part II. 2016. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.adl.org/who-we-are/annual-reports-financial-information ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 1977

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2016 Dec Form 990 $19,882,254 $22,966,532 $116,773,148 $19,044,629 Y $15,222,448 $291,946 $2,097,980 $604,765
    2015 Dec Form 990 $13,326,001 $11,721,931 $116,170,632 $16,199,046 Y $3,563,754 $291,946 $2,537,563 $1,091,523 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $12,871,272 $18,050,245 $131,541,010 $19,742,126 Y $6,397,168 $283,443 $2,362,126 $715,121 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $17,804,704 $21,888,024 $141,137,908 $19,196,092 Y $13,542,448 $275,187 $1,820,535 $698,911 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $18,142,067 $20,549,875 $132,522,340 $22,088,911 Y $9,103,227 $267,177 $1,925,284 $2,213,932 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $17,089,303 $20,569,957 $132,195,026 $22,082,633 Y $10,819,474 $259,390 $1,386,640 $751,140 PDF
    2010 Dec Form 990 $17,705,639 $20,389,844 $144,683,986 $21,935,541 Y $9,853,986 $251,835 $1,485,833 $571,619 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Anti-Defamation League Foundation (ADLF)

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