About the Anne Frank Center
for Mutual Respect

Our Mission

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities in the U.S. and Canada about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on mutual respect. ______________________________________

Historically, the Anne Frank Center has long-established roots and a universal message that spans geographic and political borders. Our predecessor organization, the Anne Frank Foundation, originated in New York City in 1959 and began as American Friends of the Anne Frank House, with Anne’s father, Otto Frank, as our President. He sought to raise awareness of Anne’s story and funding for the House in Amsterdam, which was opened to the public in 1960. When our organization secured 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 1977, our name was formally changed to the Anne Frank Center USA. In 2016 we expanded the name to the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, in order to better reflect the humanitarian spirit of Anne’s words and her legacy. Historical documents

Our mission remains constant: sharing the impact of the message of Anne’s diary by promoting respect for all humanity. ______________________________________

Anne Frank Center USA (dba Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Please support us to help us continue our mission. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.