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Anti-Defamation League & Foundation

CharityWatch report issued
October 2020

Top-Rated Charity
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Anti-Defamation League & Foundation
605 Third Avenue
New York , NY 10158

Other Names


Tax Status




Stated Mission

To protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. To eliminate anti-Semitism and bigotry in the U.S. and around the world.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 72%

The percentage of Anti-Defamation League & Foundation's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).


Calculated Total Expenses



Cost to Raise $100: $15

How many dollars Anti-Defamation League & Foundation spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.


Calculated Total Contributions


Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources


Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Anti-Defamation League & Foundation Audited Consolidated Financial Statements Multiple
Anti-Defamation League Foundation IRS Form 990 13-2887439
Anti-Defamation League IRS Form 990 13-1818723
Entity: Anti-Defamation League & Foundation
Document Type: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements
Tax ID: Multiple
Entity: Anti-Defamation League Foundation
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-2887439
Entity: Anti-Defamation League
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-1818723

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
Anti-Defamation League & Foundation
meets governance benchmarks.
Anti-Defamation League & Foundation
meets transparency benchmarks.
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy Opt-Out Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Jonathan A. Greenblatt CEO/National Director $815,228
2 Frederic L. Bloch SVP, Growth $456,712
3 Brittan K. Heller Director, Technology & Society $371,963
Name: Jonathan A. Greenblatt
Title: CEO/National Director
Compensation: $815,228
Name: Frederic L. Bloch
Title: SVP, Growth
Compensation: $456,712
Name: Brittan K. Heller
Title: Director, Technology & Society
Compensation: $371,963

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

CharityWatch's rating of the Anti-Defamation League & Foundation includes the financial activities of the Anti-Defamation League (tax ID #13-1818723) and the Anti-Defamation League Foundation (tax ID #13-2887439), each of which is organized as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

All significant interorganizational balances and transactions between the League and the Foundation have been eliminated in the organization's audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) 2018 tax filing, ADL reports re: Compensation, Supplemental Information (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part III):

Regarding severance payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 4A):

"During the year, payments were made to certain individuals listed in the Form 990, Part VII, Section A [Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees] pursuant to separation agreements. In order to protect the confidentiality as set forth in agreements, the names are not disclosed."

Regarding nonfixed payments to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest compensated employees (Schedule J, Part I, Line 7):

"A one-time, performance-based bonus payment was paid to individuals meeting certain metrics. These are reported in Column (B)(ii) ['Bonus & incentive compensation']."

ADL reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to nine individuals in 2018. Including payments from the Anti-Defamation League Foundation, the two highest reported "Bonus & incentive compensation" amounts are $134,375 and $75,000, paid to Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO & National Director, and Fredric L. Bloch, SVP, Growth, respectively. The reported total compensation, including from the Foundation, for J. Greenblatt and F. Bloch in 2018 is $815,228 and $456,712, respectively. The remaining seven individuals reported by ADL received "Bonus & incentive compensation" amounts, including from the Foundation in some cases, that ranged from $32,831 to $3,300, with associated combined total compensation in 2018 ranging from $320,182 to $253,290 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

In addition, according to the Anti-Defamation League Foundation 2018 tax filing, the Foundation also reports "Bonus & incentive compensation" payments to two individuals not included in the amounts cited above from the ADL tax filing. Including payments from the ADL, the two additional "Bonus & incentive compensation" amounts are $20,000 and $15,000, with associated combined total compensation in 2018 of $290,536 and $236,801 (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Part II).

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