About 1AP

The 1st Amendment Partnership (1AP) was established in 2014 and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting religious freedom for Americans of all faiths. Based in Washington, DC, our focus is in state legislatures, the Congress, and on public education about religion’s value to the common good. 1AP grew out of the American Religious Freedom Program, an initiative begun in 2011 at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. 1AP works alongside and receives funding from a diverse array of religious organizations and foundations, and complies with all federal and state laws concerning donor disclosure.


The mission of the 1st Amendment Partnership is to promote and protect religious freedom for people of all faiths. We represent the common voice of our partnering faith communities that encompass millions of Americans. We focus on public policies and education that recognize the profound contribution of faith and religious freedom to the common good.

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