ADL Receives Ford Foundation Grant to Support Research on Anti-Immigrant Movement

Grant Will Allow Response to New Developments and Trends Emerging Through 2014

New York, NY, July 30, 2013 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has been awarded a $500,000 grant to further expand its work on researching extremism within the anti-immigrant movement in the United States.

In announcing the grant, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director stated: “We are gratified that the Ford Foundation has reaffirmed the importance of our effort to investigate and report on the extremism within the anti-immigrant movement in the United States.   We believe that ADL has been making an important contribution to the country’s discussion by publicizing the activities and rhetoric of anti-immigrant groups and activists and exposing the crossover between the mainstream and extremist elements of the anti-immigrant movement. We are proud to be a partner with the Ford Foundation which is so committed to making this a just and equitable nation.”

The Ford Foundation grant is a renewal of a previous generous grant that supported ADL’s endeavor to investigate the individuals and groups that promote stereotypes, bigotry and prejudice against immigrants, particularly Hispanics; to educate the public about the impact of extremism within the anti-immigrant movement; and to work with other prominent civil rights organizations to address these issues.

The Ford Foundation grant will allow ADL to respond to new developments and trends emerging through 2014, as anti-immigration activists on the state and national levels continue to target immigrants in the wake of comprehensive immigration reform.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.