NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

New York, NY 10006
Tax ID13-1655255

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About this organization






The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Using the power of law, narrative, research, and people, we defend and advance the full dignity and citizenship of Black people in America.


The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 82 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The purpose of the non-profit is outlined in the filing as “The naacp legal defense and educational fund is america's legal counsel on issues of race. through advocacy and litigation, ldf focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice. we encourage students to embark on careers in the public interest through scholarship and internship programs. ldf pursues racial justice to move our nation toward a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all americans.”.

When detailing its duties, they were outlined as: “Naacp ldf's primary purpose is to support litigation in the areas of poverty and justice, education, voting rights, fair employment, capital punishment, administration of criminal justice, and to increase educational opportunities through scholarships.”.

  • The state where the non-profit operates has been legally reported as NY.
  • The filing indicates that the non-profit's address in 2020 is located at 40 Rector Street No 5th Fl, New York, NY, 10006.
  • The non-profit's form for the year 2020 reports a total of 120 employees on their payroll.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $14,096,992.
  • The organization has 20 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1939.
  • The organization pays $12,506,627 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $4,850,938 in fundraising expenses.

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