Many of our most significant legal victories might never have been won without help from our Grants and Funding program. And that includes our victory at the U.S. Supreme Court for Eleanor McCullen a few years ago. You may remember her — she’s the Massachusetts grandmother who could have faced arrest and even jail time for counseling girls and young women on public sidewalks just outside Planned Parenthood.
Winning for Eleanor has literally saved lives. But her story is only one example of how the Grants and Funding program is shifting the outcome of important legal battles — and why your gift today is essential to the fight to defend your religious freedom.
Your support makes the difference in critical battles
Since ADF began funding cases in 1994, because of God’s provision and the generosity of people like you who are committed to defending religious freedom, we’ve awarded more than 3,300 grants — totaling more than $50 million. Thanks to these grants from the ADF Grants and Funding Program, Allied Attorneys have been able to defend religious freedom in case after case, including:
- In California, when Planned Parenthood attempted to have the government censor and stop investigative video taken by a citizen journalist that showed abortionists involved in selling parts of aborted babies for research.
- In Pennsylvania, when the Boyertown Area School District secretly opened its high school locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex based on what gender they professed.
- In Arizona, when the National Park Service denied a research permit to a geologist in Grand Canyon National Park simply because of his Christian views on the earth’s origin.
- In Georgia, North Carolina, California, and Mississippi when local government authorities attempted to prevent Christians from sharing their faith in public.
With God’s help, our Allied Attorneys defeated each of these attacks on religious freedom. But without funding from the Grants and Funding program, they would have had their hands tied, and the results could have been very different.
In fact, the whole reason for the Grants and Funding program is that we must be prepared to respond whenever religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family are attacked.