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The CSSC shall have five primary functions:

  • Make recommendations concerning policies and programs on matters of common interest to the members and their organizations and respective constituencies.

  • Ensure that every non-residential location in American life that desires a plan to address hate-fueled violence has the information and resources to develop one

  • Assist the leadership of nonprofit and private sector organizations with understanding, obtaining and implementing specific measures to ensure the safety of their institutions and community members, both offline and online.

    1. Sharing relevant information related to federal and state grants such as the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

    2. Create mechanisms to assist individuals or institutions from communities that experience hate crimes or bias incidents

    3. Enhance cross-disciplinary approaches to threat assessment to prevent extremism from taking root

  • Develop coordinated positions and practices to enhance coordination between public, non-profit, private, and academic sector partners and others with a stake in addressing hate-fueled violence

  • Organize information and report on bias incidents to ensure authorities effectively appreciate the safety and resiliency needs of community-based organizations.


ADL and the NUL will serve as founding co-chairs, alongside other founding members of the CSSC. The CSSC would be managed by an Executive Committee comprised of a small subset of members. Values Partnerships will serve as secretariat for the organization.


Founding members include:

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church Social Action Commission


  • Interfaith America

  • Jewish Federations of North America


  • Matthew Shepard Foundation


  • National Action Network

  • National African American Clergy Network

  • National Association of Evangelicals

  • National Baptist Convention of America

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

  • National Council of Black Churches

  • National Council of Churches

  • National Latino Evangelical Coalition

  • Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

  • Progressive National Baptist Convention

  • Rabbinical Assembly

  • The Asian American Foundation

  • UnidosUS

  • United Negro College Fund

  • Union for Reform Judaism

  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

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