Anti-Defamation League, also known as ADL, is a nonprofit organization that works for the protection of civil rights. Founded in 1913, it is one of the leading human relations agencies in the United States. The organization offers a range of information, legislation and advocacy services. Anti-Defamation League fights anti-Semitism and various forms of bigotry. It serves the general public, educators, and media, law enforcement and government agencies. The organization operates a network of more than 25 regional and satellite offices in the U.S. Anti-Defamation League maintains the WORLD OF DIFFERENCE institute. It operates action and Hispanic affairs resource centers. The organization also develops and provides educational programs. Anti-Defamation League serves Israel and Jewish communities.