Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Mission Statement

“The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) is the oldest Sikh American civil rights and educational organization. We empower Sikh Americans through advocacy, education and media relations.

SALDEF’s mission is to protect the civil rights of Sikh Americans and ensure a fostering environment in the United States for future generations.

SALDEFs vision is to create an America where:
* Sikh Americans are recognized and respected as an integral part of American society
* Sikh Americans take a leadership role in shaping public policy and strengthening civil rights for all Americans
* Sikh Americans are represented at the highest levels of government and in the media.”

Mission Source:
Expenditures Source:
2009 IRS Form 990, Total Expenses

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Religious Tradition

Year/Decade Arrived in D.C.

  • 1996

Annual Advocacy Expenditures

  • $131,514

Type of Organization

Tax Status

Location of D.C.-Area Office

  • Washington, D.C.